Alan Titchmarsh - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 31, 2022

Alan Titchmarsh
Profession: Gardener, TV host, Author, Poet
Best Known For: Love Your Garden, How To Be A Gardener (books)
Salary: $64K
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 2, 1949 (age 74)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Alan Fred Titchmarsh
Birth Place: Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Alan Fred Titchmarsh Sr.
Mother's Name: Bessie Titchmarsh
Siblings: 3

two brothers
one younger sister

University: Royal Botanic Gardens, Shipley Art and Technology Institute, City and Guilds
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 26, 1975
Wife's Name: Alison Titchmarsh
Children: 2

Polly Titchmarsh (daughter)
Camilla Titchmarsh (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.74 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown/ Grey
Eye Color: Olive green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Alan Titchmarsh?

Alan Titchmarsh is a British Gardener, TV host, author, and poet. His love for plants, flowers, and gardens has shaped his entire career. In addition, he also has been awarded a Member of the Order of British Empire, Deputy Lieutenant, and society for the environment.

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Alan Titchmarsh – Age, Parents, Siblings

Alan Titchmarsh was born on 2 May 1949 in Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. His birth name/ full name is Alan Fred Titchmarsh. His mother’s name is Bessie Titchmarsh and his father’s name is Alan Fred Titchmarsh Sr. His mother worked as a textile mill worker and his father worked as a textile mill worker. He is not the only child of his parents and has three siblings - two brothers and a sister who is four years younger.

Education, Ethnicity

In 1964, at the age of 15, he left school and went to work as an apprentice gardener with Ilkley Council. When he was 18, Titchmarsh then left Ilkley Council to join Shipley Art and Technology Institute and City and Guilds, where he studied horticulture.

He then went on to study at Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture and then at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where he earned a Diploma in Horticulture. His ethnicity is English.

Alan Titchmarsh – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Titchmarsh is a married man. He married Alison on July 26, 1975, after dating. They have two daughters together Polly (born 1979) and Camilla (born 1981). He is also a grandfather. He has two grandsons (born 2012, born December 2013) and a granddaughter (born June 2013).

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Source: (Alan Titchmarsh with wife Alison)

Alan Titchmarsh – Career

After graduation from the Royal Botanic Gardens, he worked there as a supervisor and later as a staff trainer. He left his job at the Royal Botanic Gardens to pursue a career in gardening journalism in the year 1974.

Alan Titchmarsh’s first TV appearance was on BBC’s show Nationwide as a horticulture expert. He then went on to (co) host shows or appear in shows such as Chelsea Flower Show (1983-2013), Breakfast Time, Open Air, Pebble Mill at One (1991-1996), Gardeners' World (1996), Ground Force (1997), How To Be A Gardener, Songs of Praise.

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He also has presented Nature of Britain (2007), 20th Century Roadshow (2005), The Great British Village Show (2007), The Alan Titchmarsh Show (September 2007- November 2014), Popstar to Operastar (2010), Love Your Garden (2011-present), The Queen's Garden (2014),  Masterpiece (Febuary 2016), Secrets of the National (TrustFebruary 2017).

On BBC radio, Titchmarsh has presented House in a Garden (1988), and Melodies for you (January 2006- August 2011). In January 2012 he started hosting a Saturday morning show on Classic FM.

Source: Mirror (Alan Titchmarsh with Prince Charles)

As a novelist

He has written Only Dad (November 2001), Love and Dr. Devon (2016), The last lighthouse keeper (1999), Mr MacGregor (1998), Bring Me Home (2014), Mr Gandy's Grand Tour (2016). His books about gardening include the How to Garden series.

Alan Titchmarsh’s auto-biographical book includes Nobbut A Lad: A Yorkshire Childhood (2002), Nobbut A Lad: A Yorkshire Childhood (October 2006), When I Was A Nipper (30 September 2010).

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Alan Titchmarsh – Health issues

Alan Titchmarsh has been open about his family’s history of heart problems. His father died of a sudden heart attack in 1986 at the age of 62. No, wonder, he too fears the same after he suffered pain in his chest.

He was then rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with gallstones and soon had surgery to remove his gall bladder.

Alan Titchmarsh – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Titchmarsh are estimated at around $1.5 million and $64k respectively.

Alan Titchmarsh – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Alan Titchmarsh is followed by thousands of followers. He also has an official website -

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