Charlie went on to present two BBC series of her own, ‘Charlie's Garden Army’, a gardening make-over series with a difference: Charlie designed projects across the UK that gave communities a chance to participate in a gardening project that would benefit locals and ‘Charlie's Wildlife Gardens’. She has more recently appeared in ‘Charlie's River Walks’ in which she walked along various rivers in Southern England, visiting landmarks and attractions along the way.
Her other TV appearances include, Garden Invaders, Charlie’s Gardening Neighbours, Cheer for Charlie and Star Portraits with Rolf Harris alongside a few one hour specials such as when Charlie joined the South of England British Latin American Formation Team to compete in the Imperial Championships and when she joined the circus to become a trapeze artist!
Charlie has also presented at Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court plus she has guested on many shows, amongst them ‘Ready Steady Cook’, ‘Celebrity Master Chef’ ‘The Kumars at No 42’ and ‘So Graham Norton’.
Charlie’s academic accolades include training for four years as an amenity horticulturalist in Winchester and Somerset - and she received a distinction for both her BTEC Diploma in Amenity Horticulture and National Technical Certificate in Turf culture and Sporting Management. A year of her training was spent at the Chelsea Physic Garden.
Charlie has been a regular contributor to the ‘Mail on Sunday’ and has her own CD Rom, ‘Charlie Dimmock’s Water Garden Designer’. She has also published her own book, ‘Enjoy Your Garden’ and the BBC titles ‘Ground Force Container Gardens’ and ‘Ground Force Water Garden Workbook’ as well as a magazine called ‘At Home with Charlie’.
Charlie’s charity works includes running the 2002 London Flora Marathon in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation and climbing Kilimanjaro at the end of 2002 in aid of The Guerba/Village Education Project. In 2003, Charlie competed in the Macmilland 4x4 UK challenge event raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
She has also been involved in many other charity works, such as Dreamflight which organises for children with serious illnesses to go away to Florida, USA. She also regularly attends events on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis and undertakes many local charity engagements in the Hampshire area and regularly donates to Amnesty International.