POPULAR BBC show Escape to the Country was spotted filming on a community farm. 

The new series was spotted filming at The Big Yellow Bus Garden Project on April 23. 

Founder of the Blandford farm, Paul Williams, 63, said he was surprised when the TV show first contacted him on April 17 and has been grateful for the exposure it will give the farm.

He said: "It was completely out the blue. I got a call last Wednesday just saying they were coming to the area to film this week and they were looking for things their house hunters could get involved in when they move.

"It was a lot smaller than I expected, there was four in the team and then the two people that were doing the house hunting because they only arrived yesterday."

Although unable to reveal too much, Paul mentioned the two prospective buyers, Kerry Seton-Clements and her aunt Angie Seton-Smith, were shown the farm as one of them is keen on gardening and willing to start doing voluntary work in the area. 

Kerry was also said to be originally from Dorset and had moved away to Kent for 30 years before making plans to return.  

Paul said: "It absolutely is great to get this exposure for two reasons. One, is not so much the national coverage, but surprisingly, how many people this local area don't know about what we do. 

"On a national level, as I explained to the producer who contacted me, we were keen to do it to showcase this project could exist in other areas."

The Big Yellow Bus Garden Project is a community and wellbeing garden which offers anyone to come and help on the farm and offers free fresh fruit and vegetables.

It hosts tens of school groups a month to teach about the importance of gardening in a engaging manner. 

Paul said: "Somebody could pull up in a Ferrari and they're very welcome to take fresh fruit and vegetables for free. 

"I had a group of 15-year-old boys get off a bus who were not impressed. By the time they left, they were 100 per cent on board and couldn't wait to come back."