Planning to create your own hot tub garden retreat? Then start your grand design process with these ‘in-spa-rational’ project ideas.
Celebrity gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh MBE has inspired thousands of hot tub owners to transform their garden havens over the years thanks to his books, TV programmes and media profile coverage. Now, after helping to conduct and film television garden makeovers with hot tub installations, the ‘Love Your Garden’ presenter and former ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens’, ‘Gardener’s World’ and ‘Ground Force’ presenter is planting the seeds of hot tub hydrotherapy within the blossoming wet leisure market after revealing that the best thing planted in his own green space is his hot tub!
The Yorkshire-born author of over 40 gardening books, best-selling novels and new novel ‘The Scarlett Nightingale’; and ‘Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh’ presenter, who also presented coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC for 30 years and voiced the title character in ‘Gordon the Garden Gnome’ on the CBeebies channel, inherited a hot tub after purchasing a home on the Isle of Wight and has been hooked ever since!
After gaining his own hot tub haven and sampling the delights of relaxing with his wife in the restorative warm water of their own personal hot tub haven gardening journalist, poet, and novelist Alan, whose latest novel is set in wartime London and occupied France, immediately became a convert and is now an ‘addicted’ hot tub fan as it rids him of his worries.
“I don’t know anybody who’s got in one who hasn’t decided they’re the best thing since sliced bread,” enthuses Alan. “I’m now a fan. I’m totally addicted.
“It came with the house and we thought we’d get rid of it. But it was working so we thought we’d give it a go. The worries of the day melted away.
“After a day of pottering among my charges, I shall look forward to the sun passing the yardarm and submerging my body (glass in hand) in the restorative waters. If a hot tub was good enough for the Romans and Cleopatra – it is good enough for me!”
While the TV garden projects that Alan and his professional teams now undertake on ‘Love Your Garden’ can provide inspiration, there is no pressure or requirement for having to undertake lavish landscaping projects or exotic surroundings to gain the full health and wellness benefits of your hot tub; as the main benefit of being portable is that hot tubs are specifically designed as stand-alone products. All you need is a foundation that is secure and solid for your dream hot tub.
However, if you are seeking to create a dedicated hot tub garden ‘grand design’ with more intensive planning and research then you may want to take inspiration from the many installation projects by wet leisure professionals and WhatSpa? readers who have surrounded their dream hot tub with their own individual design features and garden creations.