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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