Read more about the article The Secret History of the British Garden episode 3
The Secret History of the British Garden episode 3

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 3

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 3: On his journey through 400 years of British gardens, Monty explores the extraordinary transformations that occurred throughout the 19th century. As a result of an expanding empire, scientific and technological innovation and social change, British gardens became more exotic, more colourful and more widely accessible than ever before.     Monty visits the most influential gardens of the period, from Queen Victoria's royal retreat at Osborne to the very first public…

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Read more about the article The Edible Garden episode 2 – Salads
The Edible Garden episode 2 - Salads

The Edible Garden episode 2 – Salads

The Edible Garden episode 2 - Salads: Salad crops are some of the easiest things to grow and the tastiest to eat. Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce, all from her tiny terraced back garden. It is no easy task because Alys doesn't want to turn her garden into an allotment, so she is growing her fruit and vegetables among her flowers.     Alys will focus on different foods…

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Read more about the article The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2
The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2: On his journey through four hundred years of Britain's garden history, Monty Don arrives in the 18th century, an age that gave rise to the landscape garden, created on a scale that had never been seen before. Using Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's first commission - Croome Court in Worcestershire - as his base, Monty sets out to investigate what inspired and influenced this gardening revolution.     Along the way, he visits…

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Read more about the article The Edible Garden episode 1 – Peas and Beans
The Edible Garden episode 1 - Peas and Beans

The Edible Garden episode 1 – Peas and Beans

The Edible Garden episode 1 - Peas and Beans: Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own home-grown produce. It's no easy task because Alys doesn't want to turn her garden into an allotment, so she's growing her fruit and vegetables among her flowers.     Alys will focus on different foods and show how anyone can grow, cook and eat from their own garden - even if they live in a city. Peas…

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Read more about the article The Secret History of the British Garden episode 1
The Secret History of the British Garden episode 1

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 1

The Secret History of the British Garden - 17th Century episode 1: Monty Don uncovers the extraordinary stories behind Britain's 17th-century gardens. Starting his journey at the sole surviving garden of the 1600s - Levens Hall in Cumbria - Monty sets out to investigate what the gardens of this age would have looked like and what influenced and inspired their creation.     Along the way, he sees a long-lost garden that - through archaeology and a German Luftwaffe photograph…

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