Right In Your Own Backyard
Mark Cullen, whose Weall and Cullen family garden centres were at one time a feature of the Toronto horticultural scene, took his gardening expertise first to CFRB radio in Toronto and then to national radio syndication. With his easy manner and good looks he was however a natural for television, and CTV gave him his own half-hour Sunday morning 9:00am series in the 1996-97 season. As a variation from the usual studio set-up, series creator/director Sidney Cohen took Mark and the production crew out to people’s gardens across Canada.
Although the series only lasted for one year on the network, Mark Cullen was then given his own series on the Home and Garden television channel, while continuing to contribute weekly gardening tips on CTV’s Canada AM.
Written by Pip Wedge - June, 2003