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Gardens of Power and Passion

Monty Don visits France's most interesting gardens. He reveals how the country's historic gardens were used as a public expression of power.

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.

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Wed 27 May 2015 14:15

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Role Contributor
Presenter Monty Don
Series Producer Rachel Bell
Director Rachel Bell

Broadcasts

  • Fri 1 Feb 2013 21:00
  • Fri 1 Feb 2013 21:30
  • Wed 12 Jun 2013 10:00
  • Sun 7 Jul 2013 09:00
  • Sun 5 Jan 2014 08:05
  • Sun 13 Jul 2014 08:00
  • Wed 27 May 2015 13:00
  • Wed 27 May 2015 14:15