Surprise Gardener

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Surprise Gardener was a TV series on Home & Garden Television (HGTV) which aired from 1998 to 2003. Each week, host Susie Coelho welcomed a guest designer to perform a much needed backyard or garden makeover. Each makeover was performed in a single day.

Cast[edit]

  • Susie Coelho - Host
  • Duncan McIntosh - Landscape Designer
  • Tonya van der Wal - Landscape Designer
  • Dan Weeden - Landscape Architect
  • Wendy Hawker - Landscape Designer
  • Jill Harris - Landscape Designer
  • Daveena Limonick - Landscape Designer
  • Stephanie Rose - Landscape Designer
  • Michal Conor - Landscape Designer
  • Darrell Tsutsui - Landscape Designer
  • Bruce Meeks - Landscape Designer
  • Christopher Robbins - Landscape Designer

Crew[edit]

  • Gary Bernstein Executive Producer
  • Steven Radosh - Executive Producer
  • Karen Cadle - Producer
  • David Loitz - Producer
  • Tonya van der Wal - Producer
  • Ernesto "Tito" Romero - Producer, Director
  • Thomas Shull - Assistant Director
  • Steve Bluestein - Production Coordinator
  • Justin Lillge - Assistant Production Office Coordinator
  • Dee Dee Cecil - Production Secretary
  • Kirk Demorest, JE Chase- Editor
  • Aleksandar Sashko Jovanovic - Sound mixer
  • Aleksandar Sasha Panich - Sound mixer

Writers[edit]

Episode guide[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • SPG-101 Yard Design, Sandbox
  • SPG-102 Flowers, Redwood Bark Uses
  • SPG-103 Runaway Garden
  • SPG-104 English Garden
  • SPG-105 Low Maintenance
  • SPG-106 Regaining Control
  • SPG-107 Large Tree
  • SPG-108 Large Yards
  • SPG-109 Pool Ideas, Garden Makeover
  • SPG-110 Large Yard Landscaping
  • SPG-112 Rustic Garden, Split-Rail Fence
  • SPG-113 Shade Plants, Inviting Yard

Season 2[edit]

  • SPG-201 Oriental Planting Design
  • SPG-202 Dining Al Fresco
  • SPG-203 Children's Backyard
  • SPG-204 Limited Budget Ideas
  • SPG-205 Groundcover
  • SPG-206 Return to Yesteryear
  • SPG-207 Geometric Yard Design
  • SPG-208 Child-Friendly Yard Design
  • SPG-209 Flowers All Year-Round
  • SPG-210 Sandy and Windy Terrain, Terrace, Pathway
  • SPG-211 Old Country Setting
  • SPG-212 Evergreens and Rocks, Waterfall Focal Point
  • SPG-213 Evergreens and Rocks

Season 3[edit]

  • SPG-301 Mountain View Design, Training Wisteria
  • SPG-302 Concrete Side Yard
  • SPG-303 A Stroll in the Park
  • SPG-304 Creating Privacy
  • SPG-305 Secret Garden
  • SPG-306 Softening the Edges
  • SPG-307 Nesting Bird Removal
  • SPG-308 Rose Garden
  • SPG-309 Creating Shade
  • SPG-310 Country Garden
  • SPG-311 Hillside Yard
  • SPG-312 Tropical Setting
  • SPG-313 Welcoming Entrance, Proper Planting, Healthy Soil, Porch
  • SPG-314 Informal Victorian Garden
  • SPG-315 Poolside Solutions
  • SPG-316 Recycled Garden, Citrus Tree Transplant, Corner Trellis
  • SPG-317 Safe Play Area, Easy Birdbath
  • SPG-318 Small Backyard, Raised Veggie Planter, Kids' Garden
  • SPG-319 Drought Tolerant
  • SPG-320 Canyon Garden, "Rusted Iron" Planters, Hanging Pot Watering
  • SPG-321 Outdoor Living
  • SPG-322 Poolside Planting
  • SPG-323 Shade Garden
  • SPG-324 Rock and Turf
  • SPG-325 Recycled Garden
  • SPG-326 Feng Shui Garden

Season 4[edit]

  • SPG-401 Picnic Garden
  • SPG-402 Small Urban Space
  • SPG-403 Neglected Yard
  • SPG-404 Allergy-Free Garden
  • SPG-405 A Children's Garden *Garden-based learning
  • SPG-406 Cottage Garden
  • SPG-407 Rooftop Garden
  • SPG-408 Family Garden
  • SPG-409 Effective Simplicity
  • SPG-410 Painted Garden
  • SPG-411 Garden Retreat
  • SPG-412 Treasure Garden
  • SPG-413 Secluded Garden
  • SPG-414 Fiesta Garden
  • SPG-415 Front Yard Garden
  • SPG-416 Backyard Patio Garden
  • SPG-417 A Home Outdoors
  • SPG-418 Fire Station Garden
  • SPG-419 A Starter Garden
  • SPG-420 Resort Garden
  • SPG-421 A Rustic Garden
  • SPG-422 Desert Oasis
  • SPG-423 Attracting Birds
  • SPG-424 A Meditation Garden
  • SPG-425 Asian-Style Garden
  • SPG-426 A Rectangular Garden

Season 5[edit]

  • SPG-501 Old World Garden
  • SPG-502 Paths and Flower Beds
  • SPG-503 Patio Garden
  • SPG-504 A Simple Garden
  • SPG-505 Foundation Garden
  • SPG-506 The Relaxing Hideaway Garden
  • SPG-507 Shore-Side Garden
  • SPG-508 Mediterranean-Style Garden
  • SPG-509 The Outdoor Room
  • SPG-510 Space Gardener
  • SPG-511 Vine and Arbor Garden
  • SPG-512 The Reading Garden
  • SPG-513 Hillside Garden

Season 6[edit]

  • SPG-601 The Western Garden
  • SPG-602 Family Garden
  • SPG-603 A Whimsical Garden
  • SPG-604 Recycled Items Garden
  • SPG-605 The City Garden
  • SPG-606 An Asian-Influenced Garden
  • SPG-607 A Place to Go
  • SPG-608 Trikes and Bikes Garden
  • SPG-609 A Romantic Garden
  • SPG-610 Gardening Without a Garden
  • SPG-611 An Exotic Shade Garden
  • SPG-612 A Sunny-Side Garden
  • SPG-613 A Tropical Garden Party

Season 7[edit]

  • SPG-701 The All-Grasses Garden
  • SPG-702 The Welcoming Garden
  • SPG-703 No-Lawn Garden
  • SPG-704 An Exotic Tropical Garden
  • SPG-705 Adding Charm to an Average Garden
  • SPG-706 Sprucing Up an Old Garden
  • SPG-707 A Low-Maintenance Pond Garden
  • SPG-708 A Cool Blue Garden
  • SPG-709 A Walled Garden
  • SPG-710 Circular Forms
  • SPG-711 Vines and Flowers Garden
  • SPG-712 A Garden for Busy People
  • SPG-713 An Easy-Care Formal Yard

Season 8[edit]

  • SPG-801 A Cape Cod Garden
  • SPG-802 A Southern Garden
  • SPG-803 A Side Garden
  • SPG-804 A Rose and Perennial Garden
  • SPG-805 Peaceful Perennial Garden
  • SPG-806 A Simple Garden
  • SPG-807 An Asian-Inspired Garden
  • SPG-808 Garden of Sunset Colors
  • SPG-809 A Restful Garden Retreat
  • SPG-810 A Garden with Curb Appeal
  • SPG-811 A Patio Garden
  • SPG-812 Island Bed Garden
  • SPG-813 Blending in the Garden

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