Wild Flowers and Front Gardens

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Episode 1 of 10

Duration: 59 minutes

Monty Don is on the campaign trail for wild flowers. 98% of wild flower meadows have been lost since the first part of the twentieth century, a shocking statistic which he believes all gardeners can do something about. On his revival, he tries his hand at making hay the old-fashioned way in a coronation meadow, visits the largest biodiversity hotspot in the world - Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and shows how to grow wild flowers, even without a garden.

Meanwhile, Joe Swift is determined to return the nation's front gardens to their former glory. He bases his campaign at the award-winning Rockcliffe Avenue in Whitley Bay and shares his tips on how to transform front gardens in a few simple steps. He also discovers that greener streets reduce pollution and hits the road to get the message across in his Great British Plant Giveaway.

Credits

Presenter
Monty Don
Presenter
Joe Swift
Series Editor
Gary Broadhurst
Executive Producer
Bridget Boseley

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