Channel 4 Commissions The Autistic Gardener

Channel 4 Features has commissioned The Autistic Gardener from betty. The 4 x 60’ series will follow award-winning gardener Alan Gardner as he leads a team of autistic green fingered amateurs who will use their unique skills to transform neglected gardens across the country. 

Alan – who himself is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome– believes that people on the autistic spectrum have a potentially special gift when it comes to creating beautiful spaces. Having worked as a garden designer and horticulturist, he will put together a team of trainees for the series who will work under his expert leadership.

The series which will air in 2015 will be full of takeout gardening tips and inspirational designs as these potential gardening professionals and viewers at home learn skills and practical tips from Alan.

Production Information:
Executive Producer: David Emerson
Production Company: betty
Commissioning Genre: Features
Commissioning Editor: Kate Teckman