When 39-year-old Philip Hunter discovered he had cancer, he wanted to find a lasting way to provide comfort for his wife Sam and their two young boys, Ethan and Josh.
Philip, a lifelong Alan Tichmarsh fan, got in touch with Love Your Garden's producers to ask for their expert assistance in creating a special place to live out his final days with his family.
However, tragedy struck the family and Philip passed away before the team had the chance to create a garden to make him and his family proud. But by using clever design and skilful craftsmanship, Alan's team created a beautiful sanctuary on the moderately sized plot.
Naturally, viewers were a little bit emotional at the heart-warming back story.
Love watching #LoveYourGarden even if it is a tear jerker. Good to see people who've has so much adversity get something nice done for them
-- Elaine Copperwaite (@Ef4vescent) August 2, 2016
I adore #LoveYourGarden: Feel good TV at its best! Ideas we can all deploy in our own personal patch of greenery
-- Cass Blakeman (@WistfulCass) August 2, 2016
Omg #LoveYourGarden makes me bawl everytime?
What a lovely programme?
-- McCormicksGogglebox (@McCormicksGogg1) August 2, 2016
Getting all teary over #LoveYourGarden ? Some people really do go through it.
-- Caroline (@lovelycaz74) August 2, 2016
#LoveYourGarden made me cry . What an amazing space you created for this lovely family
-- karen parris #gbarmy (@kazza1963) August 2, 2016