Monty Don to present new BBC historical gardening series

Monty Don is to host a new BBC historical gardening series that will navigate through 400 years of Britain’s gardening heritage.
The Secret History Of The British Garden will be presented by Gardeners’ World favourite Monty Don and?will examine how traditional British gardening has changed over time, with influencing factors including politics, war, religion, archaeology, medicine and Britain’s evolving tastes in food, design, sculpture and fashion.

The four part series made by Lion TV, begins with Don exploring the sole surviving garden of the 1600s, the world-famous Levens Hall in the Lake District and will be aired on BBC Two.

Mark Bell, BBC head of commissioning, arts said: ?This is BBC Two doing what the channel does best – bringing the past times of one of the nation?s favourite pastimes to our screens.

“In turning over the detail of Great British garden design, Monty uncovers the artistic highpoints and cultural legacy of our greatest shapers of the world outside the window.?

Presenter Monty Don, added: ?My journey through 500 years of British garden history has been fascinating.

“Not only has it unravelled the horticultural narrative of our unique gardening history but it has also been filled with insights into our social, political and cultural life that stretches into every corner of human behaviour right to the present day.”

The Secret History Of The British Garden is coming soon to BBC Two.

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