Charlie is one of Britain’s best known and best loved gardeners, specialising in water features. Charlie first came to the nation’s attention on BBC1’s incredibly successful Ground Force. She was discovered by the producer/director of Ground Force who had met her 5 years previously when she built a pond for the Meridian television series Grass Roots. Ground Force ran for 8 years and they made 12 series in that time. In 2001 Charlie’s appeal spread to America where BBC America made two series. Since 2001 Charlie has had a regular gardening strand The Early Show filmed in New York for CBS.
In 2010 Charlie starred as Celia in Calendar Girls touring England from May – July and she so enjoyed her time on the stage that she went on to play the role of Fairy Godmother in the panto at Theatre Royal Windsor and has since gone on to appear in pantos all around the country every year.