Channel 4

The Great Garden Revolution

Channel 4, in partnership with Ronseal, has recommissioned Rumpus Media to make a second series of Ronseal Presents…The Great Garden Revolution.

The Big Idea


The four-part series returns at the time of year when our gardens are bursting back to life. Each week, a team of gardening experts make over a different domestic garden around the UK and show us how to get the most out of our outdoor spaces - planting them for the warmer months ahead, inspiring us with easy makeover ideas and wowing us with the garden transformations. 

Designer Joel Bird and craftsman Bruce Kenneth return to The Great Garden Revolution, with Errol Reuben Fernandes, head of horticulture at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, making his debut alongside them this series. Together, the trio will use their expertise to transform each garden, giving viewers a variety of tips, tricks and ideas they can immediately put into action. 

As he starts filming, Errol Reuben Fernandes commented: “I am really looking forward to joining the team and being a part of this series. I hope to be able to engage and inspire through my own passion for plants and gardening, as well as champion ecological and sustainable gardening practices that support wildlife and are environmentally friendly. I want to demonstrate that we can garden with this approach and still create spaces that are, immersive, stimulating and beautiful for us too.”

As well as weekly makeovers, every episode features a celebrity guest who takes us down their garden path to show off their own outdoor space, giving us a glimpse into their gardening world.


Jane Ryder, Vice President & General Manager at Sherwin Williams, Ronseal said: “The response to series one of The Great Garden Revolution was fantastic, so we’re delighted to present a brand-new series full of more inspiring gardening advice and clever DIY hacks. The show is a celebration of the can-do attitude of gardeners and DIYers across the country, helping them get the job done in a simple, no-fuss fashion – which is what Ronseal is all about. We’re very excited to be working with Channel 4 and Rumpus again on a new series that we’re sure will encourage even more people to get creative in their gardens.”

Making it Happen

Clemency Green, senior commissioning editor for Channel 4, said: “I’m so pleased The Great Garden Revolution is back for a second series, offering more creative inspiration for our own outside spaces, from bijou balconies and tiny terraces to extensive lawns and overgrown flower beds.”

Fintan Maguire, Director of Factual, Rumpus Media said: “The Great Garden Revolution is a show for everyone who wants to get their outdoor space ready for the summer. It’s brilliant to be able to build on the success of the first series. With a makeover at the heart of each show, and full of handy and practical tips, this series is for both the beginner and the more experienced enthusiast.”

The Great Garden Revolution is a 4 x 60’ primetime series for Channel 4. It was commissioned by Clemency Green, senior commissioning editor Daytime and Features, in partnership with Ronseal. It will be made by Rumpus Media and executive produced by Fintan Maguire and Emily Hudd.