Alan Titchmarsh was born and brought up on the edge of Ilkley Moor. He left school at fifteen and became an apprentice gardener in the local nursery, following this with full-time training at horticultural college and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
23-Apr-2018 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live & Florist Holland
Garvineas are very similar to the well-known Gerberas you will find at your florist. The difference is that Garvinea is a garden plant, which you can plant in borders or a container, producing an enormous amount of flowers from early spring until the first frost.
And this is why you'll see a 6.5m high homage to the plant in our Floral Marquee this year!