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TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh helps celebrate at Jane Austen House
7:35am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
TV GARDENER Alan Titchmarsh helped guests at Jane Austen’s House Museum, near Alton, celebrate a special anniversary.
The former Ground Force presenter planted a Pride and Prejudice rose, grown to mark the 200th anniversary of Austen’s most famous novel.
Mr Titchmarsh was assisted by head gardener Celia Simpson and rose breeder Phillip Harkness, and marked the occasion with a speech.
The event, attended by about 20 people, helped raise donations for the museum. The peachcoloured rose was first launched earlier this year at the Chelsea Flower Show.
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