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January 25, 2014

great british garden revival ep10.

In this episode, plantswoman Carol Klein shares her infectious passion for a style of gardening that she thinks is in much need of a revival – the rock garden. She tracks its history from its pinnacle during the Victorian era, visits a community in Bolton who have pulled back their local rockery from […]

January 21, 2014

great british garden revival ep9.

Toby Buckland wants to put homegrown fruit back into Britain’s gardens. On his revival he meets a fruit tree conservationist who rescues species that are close to extinction, as well as a family in Kent whose passion for fruit has resulted in the creation of the largest collection of different fruit trees in […]

January 18, 2014

great british garden revival ep8.

Sarah Raven explores the relationship between the British and their lawns. She visits Worcester College, Oxford, to catch a glimpse of lawn perfection and the winner of Britain’s best lawn competition. She also discovers a radical new approach to growing lawns, with the world’s first ‘floral lawn’ – composed solely of flowering and […]

January 16, 2014

great british garden revival ep7.

Charlie Dimmock campaigns to put ponds back in gardens. She finds out the importance of ponds for wildlife and takes the plunge in a new style of water gardening – the swimming pond. Charlie also finds out how a community in East Yorkshire has come together to breathe new life into their village […]

January 14, 2014

great british garden revival ep6.

Diarmuid Gavin wants to use glasshouses to restore a sense of adventure, flair and excitement to gardens. On his campaign, he visits Wentworth Castle in Barnsley to help out with the final stages of the restoration of its elaborate Victorian glasshouse. He gives his guide to greenhouse buying and meets up with passionate […]

January 11, 2014

great british garden revival ep5.

Chris Beardshaw wants everyone to plant herbaceous borders in their gardens. On his revival he visits a garden which is a true labour of love, originally designed by one of our most celebrated garden designers, Gertrude Jekyll. He meets a mother and daughter who are championing the must-have plant for any herbaceous border […]

January 8, 2014

great british garden revival ep4.

In this show, Rachel de Thame investigates the decline of Britain’s cut flower industry. At New Covent Garden, she discovers that 90% of cut flowers sold in the UK are imported. She meets a man who has dedicated his life to growing sweet peas, and joins a florist who uses some surprising flowers […]

December 16, 2013

great british garden revival ep3.

As a passionate plantswoman, Carol Klein wants everyone to embrace one of the most iconic and quintessentially British styles of gardening – the cottage garden. She shares her years of experience with her ultimate guide to the best cottage garden plants, along with money-saving tips on how to grow favourite plants from scratch. […]

December 13, 2013

great british garden revival ep2.

Rachel De Thame sharpens her shears to champion topiary, the great tradition of trimming and shaping plants. In her revival she charts the rise and fall of topiary from Elizabethan times to the present day, meets a topiary obsessed woman in Kent who has transformed her entire garden using amazing topiary creations and […]

December 10, 2013

great british garden revival ep1.

Monty Don is on the campaign trail for wild flowers. 98% of wild flower meadows have been lost since the first part of the twentieth century, a shocking statistic which he believes all gardeners can do something about. On his revival he tries his hand at making hay the old fashioned way in […]