In this series, Monty travels across the Islamic world and beyond in search of paradise gardens.

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Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens ep.2

Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens ep.2

Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens ep.2 continues his quest to uncover the secrets of paradise gardens. Having mastered their basic building blocks in Spain, Morocco and Iran, Monty sets out to explore the wide variety of gardens offering a slightly different vision of Paradise. In Turkey Monty is dazzled by an extraordinary display of the Ottoman Empire's favourite flower - the tulip - and learns of its sacred significance. At Topkapi palace, the heart of this vast Eastern empire he learns how…

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Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens ep.1

In Monty Don's Paradise Gardens, Monty travels across the Islamic world and beyond in search of paradise gardens. The Koran, the holy book of Islam, tells of these magical places - green spaces filled with flowers and fruit where shade and water provide a safe haven from the harsh climate that dominates the Arab world. For Muslims, these gardens are an earthly vision of the real paradise awaiting believers in heaven.     Monty Don's Paradise Gardens ep.1 starts in…

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