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Gardens of Power and Passion

Monty Don tells the stories behind France's most important historic gardens. These include elaborate walled gardens designed to please the mistress - and then the wife - of a king, magnificent displays of flowers and fountains that involved thousands of soldiers moving tracts of land and incited violent jealousy in another monarch, and a modern-day chateau garden that came close to bankrupting its owner. Monty sees how throughout history the French have used gardens as a public expression of money, power and passion.

59 minutes


Wednesday 13:00
BBC Two Scotland only


Role Contributor
PresenterMonty Don
Series ProducerRachel Bell
DirectorRachel Bell
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