The 17th Century
Monty Don explores the evolution of the British garden. Monty uncovers the stories behind Britain's 17th-century gardens, starting at Levens Hall in Cumbria.
Monty Don uncovers the extraordinary stories behind Britain's 17th-century gardens. Starting his journey at the sole surviving garden of the 1600s - Levens Hall in Cumbria - Monty sets out to investigate what the gardens of this age would have looked like and what influenced and inspired their creation.
Along the way, he sees a long-lost garden that - through archaeology and a German Luftwaffe photograph taken in the 1940s - reveals the hidden messages and religious beliefs of our 17th-century forebears. And Monty heads to Hampton Court, where politics, civil war and religious conflict played a key role in the evolving designs and fashions, including tastes in food, of the nation's finest gardens.
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|Executive Producer||Alexandra Henderson|
|Production Company||Lion Television|