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Great British Garden Revival ep.7 - Ponds and Stumperies

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 pond. The lakes, small ponds and water features of Nottingham Trent University are the starting point for her revival, and Charlie gives her step-by-step guide to building a wildlife pond and bog garden, from the initial design stage right through to planting up.


Chris Beardshaw wants to return a Victorian curiosity, the stumpery, to our gardens. Similar to rock gardens but created from upturned tree stumps, logs and roots, stumperies were created to display the spoils of intrepid Victorian plant hunters. On his revival Chris discovers how fern fever swept the nation in the 19th century. He meets a man in north Wales who is as fascinated by ferns as he is and sets off on a woodland trail to see the stumpery as nature intended. Chris bases his campaign at the most famous stumpery in the country, created by HRH the Prince of Wales, in the grounds of Highgrove House. Throughout the show, he creates his own mini stumpery using his favourite ferns to full effect and shows how to grow mushrooms on a log.

Great British Garden Revival ep.7 - Ponds and Stumperies
Great British Garden Revival ep.7 - Ponds and Stumperies

Great British Garden Revival ep.6 - Glasshouses and Shrubs

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 allotmenteers in Nottingham who have gone one better and designed and built their own remarkable greenhouses using recycled materials. Diarmuid gives his top greenhouse growing tips, gets to grips with hothouse flowers and explores the wealth of temperate and tropical flora on display at the National Botanic Gardens in Wales.


Matt James thinks that shrubs have been overlooked and ignored for too long. He wants gardeners to rediscover and appreciate the importance of this amazing group of plants. On his journey, he visits a garden in Norfolk where shrubs are the stars of the show and inspires a group of young gardeners at Flatford Mill in Suffolk to plant shrubs in their gardens to encourage wildlife. Matt gives his beginner's guide to shrubs with the focus on colour, flower power and fragrance. And he shares his top pruning tips to help keep shrubs looking at their best year after year.
Great British Garden Revival ep.6
Great British Garden Revival ep.6

Great British Garden Revival ep.5 - Rock Gardens and Herb Gardens

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 the history from its pinnacle during the Victorian era, visits a community in Bolton who have pulled back their local rockery from neglect and drops in on an old friend in the Midlands to find out more about this much-maligned gardening style. From her base at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Carol demonstrates tried and tested techniques for growing success as she shows us how to plant up a trough with some of her treasured rock garden favourites and gives advice on the best alpine bulbs for containers.


Toby Buckland is on the campaign trail for herb gardens. On his revival, he discovers how useful herbs have been throughout history, he learns that there was no such thing as a weed in Tudor times; meets a woman whose garden is overflowing with herbs we've forgotten and a botanist who grows plants to capitalise on their unique fragrances and essential oils. Toby shows us how to get the very best from fresh herbs: harvesting seeds, how to grow and care for them whether you have a garden or not and how to make the most of herbs by storing them in clever and unusual ways.
Great British Garden Revival ep.5
Great British Garden Revival ep.5


Great British Garden Revival ep.4 - Cut Flowers and Trees



Great British Garden Revival continues, as Britain's top television gardening talent inspire us to the save the nation's rich gardening heritage. In tonight's show Rachel de Thame investigates the decline of Britain's cut flower industry. At New Covent Garden she discovers that 90 per cent of our cut flowers are imported; she meets a man who has dedicated his life to growing sweet peas and joins a florist who uses some surprising flowers in the wedding bouquets she creates. Throughout the show from her base at the cutting garden of Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire, Rachel gives us her tips on how to grow, cut and arrange flowers.

Great British Garden Revival ep.4
Great British Garden Revival ep.4 
Also in tonight's show, Joe Swift wants us all to get planting trees in our gardens. On his revival he visits the magnificent elm trees of Brighton, which didn't fall victim to the devastating Dutch elm disease as it ravaged Britain in the 1970s, and he marvels at the national collection of birch trees in Devon, the lifelong work of one man. Based at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Joe shows us some of his favourite trees for small gardens and also gives us his top tips on how to plant and prune trees.



Great British Garden Revival ep.3 - Cottage Gardens and House Plants

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. In the Lake District, she visits the home of Beatrix Potter and a cottage garden which features in some of the most famous children's books ever written. She also encourages the people of Nantwich to get gardening in the Great British Seed Swap.


As a plant hunter, Tom Hart Dyke wants Britain to fall back in love with the house plant. He has a chilling encounter with an orchid he last saw when he was kidnapped in Columbia 13 years ago, discovers that house plants can have a positive impact on people's well-being and productivity at work and shares tips on how to care for house plants and grow them from cuttings.

Great British Garden Revival ep.3
Great British Garden Revival ep.3


Great British Garden Revival ep.2 - Topiary and Roof Gardens

Rachel De Thame sharpens her shears to champion topiary, the great tradition of trimming and shaping plants. Rachel 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 witnesses the hedge handiwork of a man in north London who is causing a buzz in the local neighbourhood with his living sculptures. Rachel shows that, with a little know-how and confidence, everyone can share in the sense of fun that topiary can bring to Britain's gardens.


James Wong, meanwhile, is up on the roof. He uncovers the hidden horticultural past of the capital's rooftops, visits a woman who has moved her entire garden to her rooftop apartment and heads to Birmingham's new city centre library with an innovative rooftop addition. James shares his tips and shows us that, when it comes to roof gardens, containers are king. He also reveals the best plants that are ideally suited to a rooftop garden.

Great British Garden Revival ep.2
Great British Garden Revival ep.2

Great British Garden Revival ep.1 - Wild Flowers and Front Gardens

Monty Don is on the campaign trail for wild flowers. 98 per cent of wild flower meadows have been lost since the first part of the 20th 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 a coronation meadow, visits the largest biodiversity hotspot in the world - Kew's Millennium Seed Bank - and shows how to grow wild flowers, even without a garden.


Meanwhile, Joe Swift is determined to return the nation's front gardens to their former glory. He bases his campaign at the award-winning Rockcliffe Avenue in Whitley Bay and shares his tips on how to transform front gardens in a few simple steps. He also discovers that greener streets reduce pollution and hits the road to get the message across in his Great British Plant Giveaway.

Great British Garden Revival ep.1
Great British Garden Revival ep.1 

Gardeners' World ep.31 2017



In the last programme of the series, Monty has ideas for pots which will remain colourful throughout winter, gives tips on how to protect tender banana plants and harvests pumpkins.



Frances Tophill helps a viewer whose overgrown pond needs some renovation, Adam Frost visits a garden in Nottinghamshire where the season of winter highlights its design, and we celebrate one of the up-and-coming winter flowers, the snowdrop. We visit great grandmother Eunice Mcghie, who, at 83, still teaches gardening to young people in her back garden in Handsworth, Birmingham, while in Hampshire we meet twins Stuart and Ian Paton, who are hoping to break the world record this year with their giant pumpkin.


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As October progresses and nights become colder, Monty advises on what plants need protection and how to protect tender plants over the coming months. He also plants tulips and wallflowers for late spring colour.


Carol Klein celebrates ornamental grasses as her plant of the month, Adam Frost travels to Peterborough to find out about the work of a Children in Need project for disadvantaged and vulnerable children and Nick Bailey gives a step-by-step guide on how to build a cold-frame for a budget price. We visit Mark Diacono in Devon, who shows us how to grow our own szechuan pepper, and we go to Surrey to talk to an enthusiast who grows thousands of South African succulents in his back garden in Surrey.

Gardeners' World ep.30 2017
Gardeners' World ep.30 2017

Gardeners' World ep.29 2017

 Monty plans for next year's fruit harvest when he adds gooseberries to the fruit garden he planted earlier in the year. He also divides and moves herbaceous perennials and advises on the best bulbs to plant now for cut flowers next year.


 Frances Tophill meets a couple who have filled their garden with tender plants and devised a meticulous method of protecting them over the winter, and we catch up with Adam Frost in his own garden when he gives design tips on placing and planting trees. Nick Bailey explores a myriad of colour in leaf, bark and berry when he travels to Bluebell Arboretum in Leicestershire, and Arit Anderson is in Yorkshire, where she finds out about a project using innovative techniques for producing food. We also visit Warwickshire to look at their collection of hardy chrysanthemums and to see how they can bring much-needed late colour into our gardens.

Gardeners' World ep.29 2017
Gardeners' World ep.29 2017

Gardeners' World ep.28 2017

The beginning of October is a good time to plan for next year and Monty begins the process of taking out plants which are in the wrong place and either moving or dividing others. He also gives advice on making leaf mould from fallen leaves and how to use it.


Frances Tophill helps a gardener whose plants are not thriving where they are planted, and Joe Swift visits a small garden full of great design tips. Nick Bailey meets a soil zoologist to find out about the abundance of life which lives under our feet, Adam Frost is on a community allotment in Manchester where growing food is providing solace and support to refugees, and we travel to Staffordshire to visit a cottage garden which has been planted with a particular emphasis on colour.

Gardeners' World ep.28 2017
Gardeners' World ep.28 2017

Gardeners' World ep.27 2017

  Monty shows how to prune and train the exuberant summer growth of climbing roses and makes the most of the seasonal warmth by planting perennials and sowing annuals for next year's flowers.


  Frances Tophill visits a viewer's garden to give advice on how to prune unruly shrubs and Nick Bailey investigates a brand new way of combating Himalayan balsam, one of the UK's most invasive weed species. Stourhead in autumn is a horticultural highlight of the year and Alan Power gives us a behind-the-scenes tour while Arit Anderson travels to Yorkshire to find out how scientific research has uncovered the super powers of plants, and we meet a gardener who has dedicated his allotment to growing his own beer.

Gardeners' World ep.27 2017
Gardeners' World ep.27 2017


Gardeners' World ep.26 2017

It is the autumn equinox and, along with celebrating the season's apple bounty, Monty Don is planning for Christmas, planting bulbs to brighten dark winter days. He also gives advice on planting garlic for next year.


Carol Klein celebrates the sedum, one of the autumn garden's highlights, Adam Frost gives us an update on the development of his Lincolnshire garden, and we travel to Gloucestershire to visit a garden which is a haven for moths and butterflies.

We also catch up with Alan Power, who guides us through the summer work at Stourhead, and Shaish Alam winds up his growing season with a bumper harvest.

Gardeners' World ep.26 2017
Gardeners' World ep.26 2017

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Monty's thoughts turn to spring as he gives his recommendations for bulbs to plant now that will thrive in pots and bring much-needed colour next year. Monty also shows how to prune summer fruiting raspberries.


Frances Tophill travels to Norfolk to visit a gardener who, at 97, still gardens every day, Adam Frost takes a look at a new garden at RHS Wisley which has been planted up with tropical plants and Carol Klein is in Buckinghamshire helping a viewer who is struggling to find plants that will thrive in heavy clay soil.

Alan Power guides us through seasonal spring highlights at Stourhead, and we visit a tiny garden in Essex which is packed with plants, ponds and seating areas.

Gardeners' World ep.24 2017
Gardeners' World ep.24 2017



Gardeners' World ep.24 2017

At Longmeadow, Monty shows us how to harvest and store potatoes. He also adds late summer colour to the cottage garden and prunes shrub roses.


Carol Klein travels to Norfolk to meet Adrian Bloom, a member of a horticultural dynasty that has had a big influence on our gardens for the last 50 years. Adam Frost takes a close look at the design of an outstanding small garden in Abingdon, and Frances Tophill is in Scotland meeting a man who is passionate about potatoes.

Joe Swift and Flo Headlam pay a visit to Potterne in Wiltshire to check on the progress of the community garden, and renowned plantswoman Helen Dillon joins Monty at Longmeadow.

Gardeners' World ep.24 2017
Gardeners' World ep.24 2017


Gardeners' World ep.23 2017

As the plants in the jewel garden reach the peak of their late summer glory, Monty starts planning for the spring, planting ferns and advising on the care and maintenance of wildlife ponds.


Carol Klein pays a second visit to Dove Cottage in Halifax to see the garden at its summer peak and to find out the secrets of its successful borders.
Frances Tophill travels to Portsmouth to find a man whose passion for ferns has extended from his garden and onto his allotment, while Arit Anderson finds out that rubbish skips can be used to grow all manner of plants in an inner-city space.

A Sheffield paramedic reveals how his passion for wildflowers has transformed an area around a busy ambulance station, and there is a look at the blooming of one of the world's largest water lilies.

Gardeners' World ep.23 2017
Gardeners' World ep.23 2017

Gardeners' World ep.22 2017

  As well as propagating succulent plants, Monty Don revisits his container vegetable garden, gives advice on how to get a good crop of pumpkins and gets out and about when he meets Jake Hobson, one of the UK's leading cloud pruning and topiary experts.


 Adam Frost looks at a newly planted garden at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex, which has been designed to display both hardy and exotic vegetables, Rachel de Thame visits a garden in Wiltshire, where vibrant colours are the key to the success of its summer borders, and we meet two enthusiasts in Manchester who have a passion for air plants.

And Flo Headlam returns to Potterne to check on the progress of the new community space and to join the local residents as they get to grips with building and planting the garden.

Gardeners' World ep.21 2017

   As Monty starts to bring in the tastiest of the summer harvest, he is planning for the months ahead as he gives advice on what to sow now to keep the crops coming up to the end of autumn. He also plans for next spring when he gives tips on saving money by propagating perennials.


  Carol Klein visits a lady who is losing her eyesight and helps her organise her confused borders and give her recommendations of plants which will be a feast for her senses. Joe Swift takes a close look of the design of a contemporary country garden and Nick Bailey travels to an Essex village to meet a bunch of enthusiastic villagers who are using their gardens to help in the revival and preservation of the historic Pemberton roses.

Gardeners' World ep.21 2017
Gardeners' World ep.21 2017

Arit Anderson meets a gardener who is looking to the future in the design and planting of his extraordinary garden and we pay a second visit to Wales to catch up with Shaish Alam to find out how his crops have been faring in his newly planted field.


Gardeners' World ep.20 2017

  Gardening show packed with good ideas, tips, advice from experts and timely reminders to get the most out of your garden, whatever its size or type


  Monty Don gives advice on how to cut and maintain hedges as well as giving ideas on growing fruit in pots. Carol Klein chooses varieties of late-flowering clematis as her plant of the month, Nick Bailey travels to the southern tip of Cornwall to seek out a plant which escaped from our gardens and is now threatening rare and native plants, and Adam Frost uncovers the secrets of successful planting combinations in an Oxfordshire garden.




    Mark Lane joins the enthusiasts who have lovingly restored a walled garden in Warwick as they open their gates to the public for the first time, and we visit a garden in Yorkshire where foliage and not flowers are of paramount importance.
Gardeners' World ep.20 2017
Gardeners' World ep.20 2017   

Gardeners' World ep.19 2017

There are plans for propagating and planting at Longmeadow this week when Monty Don plants up a new bed of irises and takes pelargonium cuttings.


Nick Bailey brightens up a dull and shady space at the side of a terraced house and gives advice on plants that will thrive, Carol Klein pays the first of two visits to West Yorkshire to meet a couple whose outstanding planting has resulted in a garden full of late summer interest and Joe Swift takes a close look at a sloping and shady town garden to find out how the owner has designed this difficult space.



We also meet a gardener in Dorset who took on the challenge of an overgrown coastal garden to create an Italianate idyll and take an in-depth look at one of the most colourful of summer stalwarts - the pelargonium.
Gardeners' World ep.19 2017
Gardeners' World ep.19 2017