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February 23, 2016

a garden in snowdonia.

(Repack)

A garden in Snowdonia is a documentary series which follows a year in the life of Bodnant Garden in North Wales. The team working at the National Trust property are on a mission to transform the place to try and attract more visitors.

a garden in snowdonia ep 1

01
The story of a year in the life of Bodnant Garden in North Wales. With visitor numbers in decline, those who live and work at the National Trust property are on a mission to transform this spectacular garden. Head gardener Troy Scott Smith and his manager Michael McLaren are spending two million pounds on a revamp, with the aim of creating one of the top ten gardens in the world.

02
Head Gardener Troy Scott Smith and his team give Bodnant a facelift. Supervisor Adam Salvin brings a beautiful Italianate terrace back to its former glory, Dave Larter shares his passion for giant lilies and the world famous Laburnum Arch is in full bloom.

03
Head gardener Troy Scott Smith struggles to preserve one of the largest collection of rhododendrons in the country. With many rare and ageing plants, and a growing threat from 'sudden oak disease', Bodnant faces some tough challenges.

04
Ann Smith, the Visitors Services Manager, implements an ambitious programme of summer events to attract more visitors. Troy Scott Smith is concerned that his beautiful grounds could be ruined by crowds.

05
With Bodnant lying under a blanket of snow, head gardener Troy Scott Smith plans a winter-themed display to attract more visitors. Plus, a 300-year-old oak succumbs to age, and moles wreak havoc on the team's preparations for the new season.

(Originally posted 10/04/2010)

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