Category: Around the World in 80 Gardens

Monty Don visits the world’s 80 most inspiring gardens

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 10

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 10

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 10, Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens, this time in South East Asia. Since the nineteenth century, Western gardeners have loved tropical garden. Monty visits the archetype - the mysterious Jim Thompson's Garden in Bangkok.   He seeks something more authentic in the Royal ...

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 9

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 9

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 9, Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens: this time, in Northern Europe. Monty is spoiled for choice in an area he knows so well. He views the floral wonders of Britain's Sissinghurst Castle and the vivid palette of impressionist painter Monet at Giverny.   ...

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.   His favourite garden is a school vegetable patch in Thembisa, one of Johannesburg's townships. ...

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 7

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 7

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 7, Monty Don continues his extraordinary journey in the Mediterranean - the cradle of European civilization. In Italy, Monty visits some of the elaborate high Renaissance gardens of stone and water which have hugely influenced western garden design.   He also visits the remains of Emperor Hadrian's ...

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 6

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 6

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 6 Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens, this time in China and Japan, two of the world's oldest gardening cultures. In China he visits the ancient scholars' gardens of Suzhou and the awesome Yellow Mountains of Huangshang that inspired them. He visits the Imperial Summer ...

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 5

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 5

In Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 5 -  Monty Don continues his extraordinary journey to see the world through 80 of its most inspiring gardens with a visit to the richest and most powerful nation in the world, the United States of America. He meets garden guerrillas in New York, visits a Virginian ...

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 4

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 4

In 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 ...

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 3

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 ...

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 ...

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 1

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 1

Around the World in 80 Gardens ep 1 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 ...