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Scented Gardens and Tulips

Television gardeners try to save the nation's rich gardening heritage. Toby Buckland champions scented gardens, and Tom Hart Dyke campaigns for tulips.

Toby Buckland wants to bring back scent to our gardens, visiting a scented garden at Kenilworth Castle which was originally created to win the heart of a queen. He holds the country's first ever scented flower competition, and gets behind the science of scent when he meets a chemist and perfumer in the Cotswolds. Toby shares his passion for fragrance when he pots up an aromatic window box, and also shows how to grow scented flowers from seed.

Tom Hart Dyke wants to convince us all to grow tulips. He visits Spalding, which used to be the heart of tulip growing in the UK. He discovers the turbulent history of the broken tulip, which, 400 hundred years ago, brought an economy to its knees, and lends a hand to one of Britain's last large-scale commercial tulip growers in Norfolk.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Toby Buckland
Presenter Tom Hart Dyke
Series Editor Gary Broadhurst
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley
Production Company Outline Productions Ltd