Monty Don - our wild flower specialist
In his revival campaign, Monty Don finds out that you really do reap what you sow. Since the first half of the 20th century, 98 per cent of wild flower meadows in Britain have been lost - a statistic that Monty finds shocking. He passionately believes that it’s not too late to do something about this and gardeners all over the UK can grow our beautiful native wild flowers.
His base is Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in Norfolk and it’s from here that he shows us how we can all help. If we’ve become slaves to immaculately manicured lawns, there is a much lower maintenance solution. With a mini wild flower meadow Monty shows that we don’t even need to have a garden to grow wild flowers.
On his revival he meets kindred spirits who are trying to protect our wild-flower heritage, he tries his hand at making hay the old fashioned way in a Coronation Meadow, visits the botanical equivalent of Fort Knox and takes a trip to the largest biodiversity hotspot in the world.