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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep. 8

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 8

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 8, Monty Don visits Cape Town's famous Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens he sees the King Proteus, South Africa's national plant. In the Drakensberg Mountains he sees some native flora in its natural environment.     Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 8   His favourite garden is a school vegetable patch in Thembisa, one of Johannesburg's townships. Monty is intrigued by how gardening styles have changed here since the Dutch first settled…

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 4

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 4

On Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 4 -  Monty is in South America, a continent twice the size of Europe and the home of more than 50,000 endemic plant species. In Rio de Janeiro, Monty visits the private garden of Brazil's most famous artist, Burle Marx. He views the ingenious floating gardens of the Amazon. He visits a crumbling estancia (ranch) in the windy Pampas. Monty ends his journey on the Pacific coast of Chile in a garden that…

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep. 3

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep. 3 - India, Monty visits the majestic tomb gardens of the Mughal emperors and the pleasure gardens of the Hindu Maharajahs. He looks at the quaintly British gardens of tea country and visits the famous architectural gardens at the Taj Mahal. Finally, Monty visits a little known rock and sculpture garden. It was created in secret by one man out of found objects and rubbish and it turns out to be Monty's…

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Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 2

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 2

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 2 is a BBC series that follows broadcaster Monty Don as he travels all over the planet searching for world-class gardens – ancient and modern, large and small, grand and humble. In total, exactly eighty gardens are featured during his 10 journeys, and include the Alhambra, the gardens of the Taj Mahal in India, the gardens of the Villa D’Este in Italy and many important botanic and royal gardens from Thailand to Bali,…

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