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January 28, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e10.

Wildlife Gardens and Peonies.

Diarmuid Gavin wants our gardens to become havens for wildlife. He visits a RSPB nature reserve in Yorkshire to understand how important our gardens are to Britain’s wildlife population. He also meets a group of gardeners at one of the country’s only chemical-free community wildlife allotments and encourages the […]

January 24, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e09.

Bog Gardens and Soft Fruit.

Joe Swift campaigns for the return of the bog garden. He visits a Victorian bog garden in Warwickshire which is well adapted to flooding, he reveals how fantastic bog gardens are for attracting wildlife and learns about the latest innovation in this style of gardening designed to deal […]

January 21, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e08.

Lilies and Woodland Gardens.

James Wong is convinced we should all be growing lilies in our gardens. He unearths the history of the lily, meets expert lily growers as they prepare for one of the country’s biggest flower shows at Tatton Park and gets intimate with the insect associated with the decline of […]

January 16, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e07.

Conifers and Pelargoniums.

Carol Klein flies the flag for conifers. On her revival, she visits the pinetum at RHS Garden Wisley to learn how we first became obsessed with conifers; she drops in on an old friend in the Peak District who has an extraordinary collection of dwarf conifers; and she tries to […]

January 15, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e06.

Irises and Ornamental Grasses.

Rachel de Thame thinks that irises aren’t getting the attention they deserve. On her revival she uncovers one woman’s mission to save a unique collection of heritage irises and she gets creative with floral art using irises for inspiration. Toby Buckland reveals there is so much more to grass […]

January 13, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e05.

Lavender and Knot Gardens.

A selection of top television gardeners attempt to inspire the nation to save Britain’s rich gardening heritage. Diarmuid Gavin wants us to rekindle our love for lavender. On his revival he learns about its popularity and decline, when he visits what was once one of the major lavender growing […]

January 10, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e04.

Scented Gardens and Tulips.

Toby Buckland wants to bring back scent to our gardens, visiting a scented garden at Kenilworth Castle which was originally created to win the heart of a queen. Toby shares his passion for fragrance when he pots up an aromatic window box and also shows how to grow scented […]

January 9, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e03.

Rhododendrons and Carnations.

James Wong wants to revive a plant which has fallen out of fashion – the rhododendron. On his revival he visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan to see species of rhododendron which have been saved from the edge of extinction; he meets a scientist who is bringing Victorian species back […]

January 8, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e02.

Daffodils and Blossom Trees.

Carol Klein reveals her love of daffodils. On her revival she uncovers the history of the UK daffodil industry on a visit to Cornwall’s Tamar Valley; takes to the streets of Falmouth and paints the town yellow; and meets a specialist bulb merchant in Somerset. Chris Beardshaw is on […]

January 7, 2015

Great British Garden Revival s02e01.

Roses, Climbers and Creepers.

A selection of top television gardeners attempt to inspire the nation to save Britain’s rich gardening heritage. Rachel de Thame shares her love of old roses. In her revival she meets a nurseryman in Oxford involved in the restoration and conservation of old rose gardens, takes to the streets […]