Read more about the article Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 3
Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 3

Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 3

Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 3: Monty begins the last leg of his journey in Corfu, a Greek island with strong links to Venice, including olive trees planted by the Venetians that are still grown today. Here, Monty visits a spectacular garden made by an Englishman with Greek connections, as well as meeting up with English writer Gerald Durrell's widow, who takes Monty up into the mountains on a wildflower trail.     Next, Monty travels to Greece’s capital, Athens,…

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Read more about the article Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 2
Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 2

Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 2

Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 2: Monty begins in the city of Trieste, close to Italy’s border with Croatia, to visit a public garden first created by an obsessive royal plantsman more than 150 years ago, which is now being carefully restored. He then heads down the Adriatic coast through Croatia to pick up the trail that the Venetians followed, ending his journey on the beautiful island of Lopud, near Dubrovnik.     Along the way, he discovers spectacular natural…

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Read more about the article Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 1
Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 1

Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens episode 1

Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens episode 1: Monty travels to Europe and explores the influence of the Venetians on gardening, starting in their home city at the top of the Adriatic coast and travelling on through Croatia and Greece. Visiting a range of public and private gardens, Monty learns about the impact that history, climate change and culture have had on the people who live there.     To begin with, he explores Venice on one of the city's famous barges,…

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Read more about the article The Queen’s Garden
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 lived with her family, and a "living museum" where almost every plant (and many of the animals!) have a royal…

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Read more about the article Heavenly Gardens with Alexander Armstrong episode 2
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 in Scotland will be given a new lease of life, and Alexander heads to his home county of Northumberland to…

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