Monty Don visits some of the most famous and interesting gardens in France.

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Monty Don’s French Gardens episode 3

Monty Don's French Gardens episode 3: In the last programme in the series, Monty Don turns to France's famous artistic tradition to see what influence it has had on the country's gardens.     Monty travels to some of the most celebrated artists' gardens, including the one created by the impressionist Claude Monet, who planted and painted his garden for half his life. He also matches the paintings to the garden of Paul Cezanne, as well as visiting several contemporary…

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Monty Don's French Gardens episode 2: In this, the second programme, he turns to the French love of food and finds out how this has influenced their gardens. Monty travels to some of the most famous 'potager' or kitchen gardens, where vegetables and flowers are planted together in elaborate and beautiful displays. He visits some of the most famous and interesting gardens in France.     He talks to gardeners about this style of planting which has been copied the…

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Monty Don’s French Gardens episode 1

Monty Don's French Gardens episode 1: Monty Don tells the stories behind France's most important historic gardens. These include elaborate walled gardens designed to please the mistress - and then the wife - of a king, magnificent displays of flowers and fountains that involved thousands of soldiers moving tracts of land and incited violent jealousy in another monarch, and a modern-day chateau garden that came close to bankrupting its owner.     Monty sees how throughout history the French have…

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