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BBC - The Secret History of the British Garden (2015) Part 1: 17th-century

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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.
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April Marion (5 days ago)
Beautifully done! Thank you
Isaac Barata Mota (11 days ago)
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!.
donna jackson (18 days ago)
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.
Loy Lee (21 days ago)
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Really cool documentary. Greenhouses rock, especially those with Orchids.
Figaro Hey! (24 days ago)
28:38 'For a stroll, entertaining guests, or even an assignment' - does he mean an 'assignation'?
libertard snl (1 month ago)
3years latter we know it was undercover islamic radical mosque
soaringtractor (1 month ago)
Pull on your hip boots the British BULLSHIT is going to get really deep !!!!
Linda Jones (1 month ago)
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!
Ruthann Amarteifio (1 month ago)
Great four part series! Thank you-----
Angela Rickett (1 month ago)
Love Monty Don - he has done some fantastic TV garden series
Agusta Sister (1 month ago)
White carrots..lol..and radish pods to eat...lol. not me.
Wende Kirckhoff (2 months ago)
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.?
Wende Kirckhoff (21 days ago)
+Soaptivated.....Thanks, I'll check it out.!
Soaptivated (22 days ago)
Wende ~ She's here on TY, too. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sarah+parcak+ted+talk
Soaptivated (22 days ago)
Wende ~ Sarah Parcak... https://curiosity.com/topics/this-space-archaeologist-uses-satellites-to-find-ancient-sites-curiosity/
M. Arnold (2 months ago)
20:55 that is just nuts.
phuck ewe (1 month ago)
I'll take 2 dozen.
marbleman52 (1 month ago)
Him reading the list reminded me of " The 12 Days of Christmas"...LOL..!!
Sah. B. (4 months ago)
You fool: The Age of Enlightenment was not without faith in God.
Mary Harvey (10 months ago)
Fascinating discovery of the Catholic symbols in the garden and banquet hall.
Amy (10 months ago)
Where's part 2?
AmandaBeeRekendwith (10 months ago)
Thanks so much for posting. The host is a real treasure...so knowledgeable and passionate.
jack simper (27 days ago)
You would not realise listening to him that he suffers from the illness, maniac depressive .
Ph MWU (1 month ago)
1955 born writer/presenter Monty Don ...
andré rasemont (10 months ago)
La bonne" femme auraitt pu meetre u b o n j. Qux chvux uont oulsot lod'un sque de hntier l ferit....
MAINTENANCE (1 year ago)
Hello to everyone with passion to gardening ! Helpful tips, thanks :))) fb.me/northhillgardens
Gertrudes Tuazon (2 years ago)
thank you bbc, for beautiful, knowledgable,and entertaining documentaries.
Aonso Felix (2 years ago)
me gusta mucho gracias

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