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Monty Don's French Gardens
Acclaimed British horticulturist Monty Don heads across the Channel to find out what makes French gardens, and the French themselves, so unique. Tooling about the countryside in a powder-blue Citröen 2CV, he takes us to some of the country's most extravagant example of horticultural splendour - formal gardens belonging to French kings and their mistresses, world-famous kitchen gardens, lush vineyards and lavender fields, and the gardens that inspired Impressionist masters Cézanne and Monet.
Episodes
Ep 1
Gardens of Passion and Power
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Ep 2
The Gourmet Garden
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Ep 3
The Artistic Garden
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Gardens of Passion and Power
World-famous gardener Monty Don takes a grand tour around France's magnificent gardens. In this episode, he reveals how some of France's most historic gardens were used as a public expression of money, power, and passion. (1 of 3)
The Gourmet Garden
Our host turns to the French love of food and finds out how this has influenced their gardens. (2 of 3)
The Artistic Garden
Monty Don turns to France's famous artistic tradition to see what influence it has had on the country's gardens. (3 of 3)