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The Queen's Garden

The Queen’s Garden

The Queen’s Garden: With permission from Her Majesty the Queen, this documentary reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, exploring the history and biodiversity of this remarkable, hidden royal treasure in the center of London.   Part 1   Part 2   This film uncovers a wonderland with a five-century history, an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen has […]

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Heavenly Gardens with Alexander Armstrong episode 2

Heavenly Gardens with Alexander Armstrong episode 2

Heavenly Gardens with Alexander Armstrong episode 2: On Easter Sunday, Alexander Armstrong and Arit Anderson visit gardens expressing hope, joy and renewal.     At the Bishop’s Palace in Somerset, Alexander discovers why this place has been sacred for centuries and helps to create a colourful and uplifting work of art. Arit learns how the ancient trees at Scone Palace

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Heavenly Gardens with Alexander Armstrong episode 1

Heavenly Gardens with Alexander Armstrong episode 1

Heavenly Gardens with Alexander Armstrong episode 1: Alexander Armstrong and Arit Anderson visit gardens of reflection and contemplation.     At the remote Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland, Alexander helps harvest luscious apples and accompanies the monks singing midday psalms. Meanwhile, Arit walks in the footsteps of royalty in the glorious grounds of Sudeley Castle. And Alexander returns to his student

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The Edible Garden episode 6 - The Winter Larder

The Edible Garden episode 6 – The Winter Larder

The Edible Garden episode 6 – The Winter Larder: Alongside courgettes, squashes and kale, Alys grows Jerusalem artichokes to harvest when the rest of the garden sleeps.  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’s no easy task because Alys doesn’t want to turn

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The Edible Garden episode 5 - Flowers and Herbs

The Edible Garden episode 5 – Flowers and Herbs

The Edible Garden episode 5 – Flowers and Herbs: In Alys’s pretty but productive backyard, she grows flowers and herbs for many reasons. 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’s no easy task because Alys doesn’t want to turn her garden into an

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The Edible Garden episode 4 - Juicy Fruits

The Edible Garden episode 4 – Juicy Fruits

The Edible Garden episode 4 – Juicy Fruits: 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’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

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The Secret History of the British Garden episode 4

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 4

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 4: Monty Don concludes his journey through Britain’s gardening heritage by looking at how the nation’s gardens have evolved over the last hundred years. He looks at the profound effect that two world wars had on attitudes to gardens and gardening.     Today, gardening is one of Britain’s most popular pastimes

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The Edible Garden episode 3 - Roots and Leafy Greens

The Edible Garden episode 3 – Roots and Leafy Greens

The Edible Garden episode 3 – Roots and Leafy Greens: In the challenge of turning a small urban backyard into a beautiful and edible garden, root crops and leafy greens are the mainstays.     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’s no

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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

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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

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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

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