Monty Don's Italian Gardens

In this four-part series, Monty Don takes us on a personal “grand tour” through the horticultural marvels of Italy. It’s not just a feast for the eyes but an insight into gardens from the early Renaissance, through the Baroque and the Romantic Movement, to the great Italian garden revival of the early twentieth century.
Ep 1
Rome
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Ep 2
Florence
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Ep 3
Naples
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Ep 4
The Veneto, Lucca and the Lakes
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Rome
World-famous gardener Monty Don takes a grand tour around Italy's magnificent gardens. He begins his journey in Rome, to explore gardens that are among some of the most extravagant and flamboyant ever created. (1 of 4)
Florence
Monty Don visits gardens in Florence and around the Tuscan countryside. He discovers how, like a piece of sculpture, Renaissance gardens were created as works of art. (2 of 4)
Naples
Our host's journey takes him to Naples, where he visits some of the most sublime, romantic retreats in southern Italy. (3 of 4)
The Veneto, Lucca and the Lakes
Monty Don meets up with the founder of the garden society - the Grandi Giardini Italiani - to peer over the fences of luxurious creations of the rich and famous. (4 of 4)