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Episode 2

Monty Don returns to Japan during the fiery blaze of autumn. He explores rooftop gardens and takes lessons in the intricate art of bonsai.

Monty Don returns to Japan during the fiery blaze of autumn. He begins as he did in spring, at one of 'the three great gardens of Japan' to learn how they protect the garden from the coming winter.

He follows the history of the Japanese garden through the military strongholds of leaders past to the many styles, new and old, of the iconic stroll garden, and discovers a slice of Victorian England in the heart of Tokyo. He learns how the Japanese are weaving nature into their concrete urban jungle.

Monty explores rooftop gardens, takes lessons in the intricate art of bonsai and moss balls, as well as visiting an astounding modern feat of architecture and garden design. He ends his journey by the Sea of Japan at a place that literally makes art out of its gardens.

59 minutes

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Wed 26 Aug 2020 20:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Alexandra Henderson
Producer Daisy Newton-Dunn
Producer Georgie Yukiko Donovan
Editor Erica Lee
Presenter Monty Don

Broadcasts

  • Fri 22 Feb 2019 21:00
  • Sat 23 Feb 2019 20:00
  • Sun 24 Feb 2019 08:05
  • Sat 30 Mar 2019 01:55
  • Sun 5 Jan 2020 13:30
  • Wed 26 Aug 2020 20:00