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UKTV Gardens
UKTV Gardens.png
Launched 23 February 2005
Closed 19 May 2009
Owned by UKTV
(BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media Television)
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.1%
(April 2009, BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Formerly called UKTV Style Gardens (2005-2007)
Replaced by Really
Sister channel(s) Home
UKTV Food
Website uktvgardens.co.uk
Availability
(at time of closure)
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 248
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 267

UKTV Gardens was a digital television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom, part of the UKTV family of channels. As its name suggests, the channel focused entirely on gardening shows. When it originally launched, the channel was known as UKTV Style Gardens and all the gardening content from UKTV Style was moved to the new channel. In early 2007 it adopted the more independent name UKTV Gardens.

It was available on Sky Digital and Virgin Media.

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Programming

The output of the channel was mainly taken from the BBC archive. Programmes that were originally aired on the BBC had been edited to shorten them to allow adverts to be carried during and between programmes. Programmes included:

  • Christine's Garden
  • Gardeners' World
  • Ground Force
  • Grow Your Own Veg!
  • Home Front in the Garden
  • Nature's Calendar
  • Model Gardens
  • Gardeners World (This has ceased broadcasting on Home)

2009 closure and replacement

Really logo

As part of the UKTV rebrand, UKTV Style along with UKTV Gardens and UKTV Food where the third phase of the rebrand, with UKTV Style rebranded as Home on 30 April 2009 and UKTV Food as Good Food on 22 June 2009.[1], and UKTV Gardens was closed down and was replaced with Really on 19 May 2009 with all the gardening programmes that were on this channel transferring to Home.[2] Before UKTV gardens channel closed, it ran the complete series of Victorian kitchen gardens series by the BBC. A fitting tribute to gardening in the Victorian age.

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