The First BBC Garden Show
1936 The very first Gardening TV show 'In Your Garden' was broadcast on BBC television.
The show was hosted by Cecil Henry Middleton (22 February 1886 – 18 September 1945), who was widely known only as Mr. Middleton. Middleton's dad was a head gardener in Northamptonshire.
Early on, Middleton became a gardening columnist for the Daily Mail. His journalist background helped him transition into Mr. M, Britain’s first celebrity gardener.
Middleton presented In Your Garden from a garden at Alexandra Palace. The program was part of the lineup during the first month of the BBC's official television service.