Around the World in 80 Gardens 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, from New Zealand to Europe and from China to Mexico.
Okay, so this isn’t instructional and has little to do with vegetables but it was an absolutely fascinating series. I like Monty Don – he’s real and this is very watchable. Trouble is, I want to go and visit all these wonderful gardens!
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Amazon Reviews of Around The World In 80 Gardens:
“I never thought I would ever buy a Gardening DVD. This series is awesome. The history and stories behind some of the gardens are amazing. The series goes into social history, buildings, art, farming, religion, engineering, cultural and political areas of gardens. from the floating gardens on the Amazon river to Tea plantations of India, there is hardly ever a dull moment. Highly recommended for anyone who likes a good documentary series.”
Further DVDs in this Section
- Around The World In 80 Gardens by Monty Don
- Grow Your Own Drugs by James Wong
- The Geoff Hamilton BBC Collection
- The Victorian Garden Series
- Victorian Farm