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Around the World in 80 Gardens
In this 10-part series, Monty Don takes us on a grand tour of the most stunning gardens in the world. His passionate enthusiasm and expertise leads viewers on an incredible journey of discovery through South Africa, India, Japan, Central America, Europe and Australasia, as we discover the social and botanical history that influenced garden plants and design around the world.
Episodes
Ep 1
Mexico and Cuba
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Ep 2
Australia and New Zealand
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Ep 3
India
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Ep 4
South America: Brazil, Aargentina and Chile
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Ep 5
USA
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Ep 6
China and Japan
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Ep 7
The Med: Spain, Morocco, Italy
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South Africa
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Ep 9
Northern Europe
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Ep 10
South East Asia: Bangkok, Singapore and Bali
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Mexico and Cuba
World-famous gardener Monty Don visits the ancient water gardens of Mexico City and a surrealist fantasy garden hidden in the rainforest. In Cuba, Monty discovers the crumbling colonial grandeur of its urban landscape is now host to a green revolution. (1 of 10)
Australia and New Zealand
Monty Don travels to Australia and New Zealand, two of the youngest gardening cultures in the world. (2 of 10)
India
In India, Monty Don visits the majestic tomb gardens of the Mughal emperors, the pleasure gardens of the Hindu Maharajahs, and the famous architectural gardens at the Taj Mahal. (3 of 10)
South America: Brazil, Aargentina and Chile
Monty Don travels to South America, home to more than 50,000 endemic plant species. Beginning in Brazil, he views the private oasis of artist Burle Marx, and takes a trip by boat to the unique floating gardens of the Amazon, before visiting the coast of Chile. (4 of 10)
USA
Monty Don meets garden guerrillas who are creating community gardens from derelict land in New York. In Virginia, he visits a garden that reflects the birth of the nation. (5 of 10)
China and Japan
Monty Don visits China and Japan, two of the world's oldest gardening cultures. (6 of 10)
The Med: Spain, Morocco, Italy
In Italy, Monty Don visits some of the high Renaissance gardens. He then travels to Marrakesh, where he visits the oldest continuously maintained garden in the world, and in Spain, he visits the Alhambra. (7 of 10)
South Africa
At Cape Town's famous Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden, Monty Don discovers the King Protea, South Africa's national plant. (8 of 10)
Northern Europe
Monty Don views the floral wonders of Britain's Sissinghurst Castle and the vivid palette of impressionist painter Monet at Giverny. (9 of 10)
South East Asia: Bangkok, Singapore and Bali
Monty Don visits inspiring gardens in Bangkok, Singapore and Bali. (10 of 10)

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