The kingdom of Naples, covering southern Italy, had truly royal gardens. The Bourbon dynasty rivaled Versailles' gardens at Caserta, just before the geometrical fashion ended. Later gardens followed ...
Monty starts his visit to extraordinary gardens in major Italian urban region in and around Rome. Apart from emperor Hadrian's palatial villa garden, they belong to the papacy or cardinals aspiring ...
Alan Titchmarsh and his team of experts travel the country to find the dream gardens we'd all like to have. Meeting the colourful characters that create these spaces, they'll show us how we can live the dream at home.
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Hosted by Mary Berry, Monty Don, and other gardening royalty, join us for the world 's most prestigious horticultural event and experience cutting edge garden designs that burst with color and innovation.
Monty takes you on a tour of some of the most breathtaking gardens and estates I've ever seen. A lot of the estates are not open to the public, so I got the sense it was truly and experience getting to see them (though of course not as special as seeing them in person).
Monty does an excellent job of giving a bit of history on the original creator of the garden and how the time period influenced design. He also talks to the current gardener or restorator to give a glimpse at how the garden was restored and what approach they took.
Truly a magnificent tour through Italy.
Though he carries this satchel the whole time and I'm not sure why...
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