Monty Don visits the world’s 80 most inspiring gardens

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 10

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 10, Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens, this time in South East Asia. Since the nineteenth century, Western gardeners have loved tropical garden. Monty visits the archetype - the mysterious Jim Thompson's Garden in Bangkok.     Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 10   He seeks something more authentic in the Royal Palace gardens and the floating gardens of the canals of Bangkok. In Bali, his preconceptions…

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 9

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 9, Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens: this time, in Northern Europe. Monty is spoiled for choice in an area he knows so well. He views the floral wonders of Britain's Sissinghurst Castle and the vivid palette of impressionist painter Monet at Giverny.     He enjoys the quirky individuality of the garden of one of his favourite Belgian designers. Finally, Monty goes to Norway to see what can…

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 8

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 8, Monty Don visits Cape Town's famous Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens he sees the King Proteus, South Africa's national plant. In the Drakensberg Mountains he sees some native flora in its natural environment.     Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 8   His favourite garden is a school vegetable patch in Thembisa, one of Johannesburg's townships. Monty is intrigued by how gardening styles have changed here since the Dutch first settled…

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 7

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 7, Monty Don continues his extraordinary journey in the Mediterranean - the cradle of European civilization. In Italy, Monty visits some of the elaborate high Renaissance gardens of stone and water which have hugely influenced western garden design.   Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 7 He also visits the remains of Emperor Hadrian's palatial retreat. Monty then looks at the artistic achievements of the Moorish culture. He travels to Marrakesh,…

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 6

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 6 Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens, this time in China and Japan, two of the world's oldest gardening cultures. In China he visits the ancient scholars' gardens of Suzhou and the awesome Yellow Mountains of Huangshang that inspired them. He visits the Imperial Summer Palace Gardens of Beijing. In Kyoto, Japan's city of gardens, he tries to understand the Zen garden.     Around the World in 80 Gardens…

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