Date: 1 September 2003
Originally published in: Gardeners World (UK)
Top gardening celebrities were asked to put the boot in to help charity. On the 11th anniversary of BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 11 top horticultural names, including Alan Titchmarsh and Anne Swithinbank, decorated a pair of welly boots. Once the paint had dried, the flamboyant footwear was sold on an internet auction website. The proceeds of the great celebrity boot sale were donated to Thrive, the charity that helps to support disabled and disadvantaged gardeners.