An Andover couple are set to have their garden transformation televised as an episode of a hit BBC show is filmed in town.

Garden Rescue sees professional gardeners compete to design garden makeovers for homeowners across the country, adapting them to fit their needs and budget. It is presented by Charlie Dimmock, formerly of Ground Force, who has been spotted in and around Picton Road as filming takes place.

This series, she is being joined by new judges Lee Burkhill, Flo Headlam and Chris Hull as fan favourites the Rich brothers and Arit Anderson make their final appearances.

The vans for the series arrived earlier this week, but homeowners Amy and Steve, who are set to appear on the programme, said that plans had been in the works for some time. They applied for the show last year, and didn’t think they would become TV stars.

“We never expected to get on, no,” said Amy. “First of all, they talked to us on the phone, and then came and had a look around, but nothing was guaranteed.

Then we had more conversations and visits, and we still didn’t think we’d get on it.”

In December, the couple received a Christmas present in the form of confirmation that they would be appearing on the show. Since then, they’ve had to keep the news under their hat.

In the meantime, Amy and Steve set out what they wanted from the show to help rejuvenate their garden.

“We’ve got an ex-racing greyhound who digs up the garden,” said Amy, “so it was essentially loads of mud. We’ve also got a toddler running around, and Steve has a daughter, so we wanted something for them as well as somewhere for Steve to relax.”

Charlie and Lee put together designs for them, which they described as “fantastic”, and have now chosen one, though they’re not allowed to say which they went for.

“It’s a bit surreal now they’re here,” Amy said. “Having Charlie Dimmock in your back garden is exciting!”

While the work is being carried out, the couple said they have to keep their blinds closed, and aren’t allowed to peek at the work in progress. Outside in the road, a series of plants are sat on the kerb ready for planting in their new garden.

The work is ending today, May 12, with the grand reveal soon to take place.

“We’d encourage anyone to go for it and apply,” Amy and Steve said. “You never know, and it’s been a lot of fun!”

The Garden Rescue team will also be heading to another home nearby, as they aim to makeover two gardens a week within 30 minutes of each other. So keep an eye out – they may be coming to a street near you soon!

The new series of Garden Rescue begins on BBC One on May 24.