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Cottage Gardens and House Plants

Gardeners try to save the nation's rich horticultural heritage. Carol Klein supports the cottage garden and Tom Hart Dyke promotes house plants.

As a passionate plantswoman, Carol Klein wants everyone to embrace one of the most iconic and quintessentially British styles of gardening - the cottage garden. She shares her years of experience with her ultimate guide to the best cottage garden plants, along with money-saving tips on how to grow favourite plants from scratch. In the Lake District, she visits the home of Beatrix Potter and a cottage garden which features in some of the most famous children's books ever written. She also encourages the people of Nantwich to get gardening in the Great British Seed Swap.

As a plant hunter, Tom Hart Dyke wants Britain to fall back in love with the house plant. He has a chilling encounter with an orchid he last saw when he was kidnapped in Columbia 13 years ago, discovers that house plants can have a positive impact on people's well-being and productivity at work and shares tips on how to care for house plants and grow them from cuttings.

59 minutes

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Presenter Carol Klein
Presenter Tom Hart Dyke
Series Editor Gary Broadhurst
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley

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