Monty Don explores the fascinating history and evolution of the British garden, from the seventeenth century through to the modern day.
Part 1: 17th-century
Monty Don uncovers the extraordinary stories behind Britain's 17th-century gardens. Starting his journey at the sole surviving garden of the 1600s - Levens Hall in Cumbria - Monty sets out to investigate what the gardens of this age would have looked like and what influenced and inspired their creation. Along the way, he sees a long-lost garden that - through archaeology and a German Luftwaffe photograph taken in the 1940s - reveals the hidden messages and religious beliefs of our 17th-century forebears. And Monty heads to Hampton Court, where politics, civil war and religious conflict played a key role in the evolving designs and fashions, including tastes in food, of the nation's finest gardens.
Absolutely...patterns seem to be no more improved here Now/Then, ~no ha ha ha intended...perhaps ~ we're simply Slaves these days to corporations that keep us *lawning* that which serfs, gardeners not to the Manor Born wanted to have their not owned cottages showing Off a bit of close-cut greenery! perhaps it is no coincidence that in the Land of *Eng* that which we call yards are still Gardens! one may be wondering, mayhaps... *W.T. Ferk Is THIS* Shite all about...Absolutely Fabulous!!!
the whole presentation is dedicated to the devil .
Jesus was born in sept. or oct.
count back 6 months from april .
an evil greedy catholic .
Never was it mentioned what he did for the orphans ....sick , old or homeless .
And his son was involved in conspiracy .
But other evil spoiled pampered sons of satan don't seseepast their nose .
and monty obviously has the same spirit..... the spirit of satan .
sick and disgusting how people want to stay in sin and pretend .
"...In command of nature" Thats where the problem started. Now only land that can sustain masses of livestock, or monoculture grasses for golf courses are deemed "valuable". Where as land that actually helps sustain wildlife, with trees and shrubs that keep the soil stable are only valuable in terms of how it can be "developed"
My ancestor lived at Hampton court and was last Queen to Tudor Hall the murderer but who will ague with this King? Hal Baggot I knew Robin his father who used to build working Virginals harpsicord are good as any Italians even better in fact. Sir Kevin Parr Bt used to visit that garden but now on 60 acres has built his own
I think them used labyrinth, to try to mess with people "pulse". The old garden are a journey with a theme and lots of different arrangements, there to try to give the visitor emotion. A labyrinth is a sure way to get their hart pumping. Thanks for the post!.
interesting that all these years later the belladonna family of plants " nightshade" vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant are once again being looked at with suspicion as many people have a sensitivity when eating them as myself. When I finally elminated them from my diet I found that inflammation and digestion problems disappeared.
I have absolutely no idea where you are getting that from. Nightshade vegetables are not under suspicion in the modern era --the vast majority of people have these plants as a staple food. Most people do not have "sensitivities" to any food, not to mention the fact that people can develop "sensitivities" to any food item. Are you suggesting that peanuts or sunchokes are under suspicion?
Your own intolerance does not point towards a cultural shift in attitude towards a specific family of plants.
The only plant that people are wary of in this family is the sunberry --and that's because people are ignorant towards this perfectly edible species.
WONDERFUL ,WELL DONE MONTY AN AMAZING GARDENER DEAR MONTY HAD A STROKE SOME YEARS BACK AT A YOUNG AGE ,WE ALL MISSED HIM WHILST HE RECOVERED BUT HE DID AND ITS ALWAYS A REAL PLEASURE TO WATCH MONTY AND LISTEN TO HIS REMARKABLE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GARDEN WHETHER IT BE ENGLISH FRENCH ITALIAN AND SO ON
THANK YOU MONTY DONN
Thanks for posting! I've been gardening with all different kinds of plants for about 7 years now and have recently created a YouTube channel to help as many people as I can see the beauty of what Nature has to offer us right in the backyard. I hope to help as many people as I can to make gardening just a little bit easier!
I've just recently found these shows, and I must say, I've never been prouder to say I live in Maryland, in the U.S., so glad we had that photo.! I find it fascinating to see these huge gardens from so SO long ago. Has anyone mentioned finding the woman here in the U.S. that uses satellites to find lost cities, sorry I don't remember her name, she was on Stephen Colbert some time ago, maybe something remains hidden that would show up in her photos.?
True. Many of the early scientists were devout or extremely religious people. But they wanted to look for truths and knowledge in the real world, instead of believing they could find them in the bible.
Gandalf as a Maia (named Olórin) before leaving the Undying Lands.
Originally called Olórin , he was accounted as the wisest of the Maiar (with the possible exception of Melian). He was a Maia of Manwë and Varda. He also served under two other Valar, such as Irmo and Nienna. When the Valar decided to send the order of the Istari (also known as Wizards) to Middle-earth, to counsel and assist all those in Middle-earth who opposed the Dark Lord Sauron, Manwë and Varda decided to include Olórin among the five who were sent.
At first, Olórin was nervous and described himself as too weak and too afraid of Sauron. Manwë understood, and told him that that was one main reason why he should go, to overcome that fear. Thus, he insisted that Olórin should go as the third, but Varda convinced him not to include Olórin as the third, but as the second. Olórin agreed, and prepared for his departure from the Undying Lands with the other four wizards.
Arrival in Middle-earth.
When he arrived to Middle-earth, he received Narya, the ring of fire, from Círdan the Shipwright. Olórin, renamed Gandalf , spent many centuries walking among the elves as a stranger, learning from them and teaching them. He later revealed himself as one of the Istari, and eventually became known as the wisest of and most powerful of that order. He joined the White Council, which was formed to investigate a dark power in Dol Guldur, of which Galadriel wanted him to become the leader, yet Saruman came to lead the Council instead of him. Although Saruman was initially more powerful and more knowledgeable about many matters regarding Sauron and the Rings of Power, and was head of the White Council before the War of the Ring, he later grew jealous and afraid of Gandalf,  which was the reason of his betrayal.