Gardening’s favourite golden girl and landscape gardener Charlie Dimmock has been in the public eye since the 1990’s due to the show which initially catapulted her into our homes the BBC gardening series Ground Force. Charlie has also filmed for Meridian River Walks, The Joy of Gardening, Charlie's Garden Army, Charlie’s Wildlife Gardens as well as presenting coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, The Early Show, on CBS US, ITV breakfast magazine show Daybreak. She is also known for her appearances on lifestyle TV shows such as BBC's Celebrity MasterChef and most recently on the TV series Seventy One Degree’s North.
Charlie is a lover of all things green and she is very much at home in her own Hampshire garden. She is also a lover of wildlife and is passionate about saving our planet for future generations, so you will not be at all surprised to learn, that these past few months, Charlie has been learning all about the bees and beekeeping. Recently she has been spending time in the company of well-known beekeeper expert James Dearsley and learning all he knows about beekeeping. Between them they decided to create a DVD called Beekeeping for Beginners in association with Stitchcombe Productions
Charlie was born in 1966, in Romsey, Hampshire, the only child of Terry, a merchant seaman, and Sue, who ran her own clothes shop. Growing up in the New Forest, in a pink cottage with red shutters. Despite its unconventionality being kept up by her parents' wild parties, she had a happy childhood and spent much time with her grandfather helping him in the family vegetable garden. She graduated from horticultural college, joined Romsey Garden Centre, she travelled extensively in the early Nineties, returned to Romsey was spotted by TV producer John Thorneycroft and in 1997 she presented on Ground Force alongside Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh on the garden make-over show which catapulted her into the limelight, making Charlie a household name and the focus of many a male gardener's fantasies overnight. Other spin-offs included books, calendars and also a garden gnome. Charlie branched out into the US where she presented a gardening slot on the CBS Early show.