The Secret History Of The British Garden

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Series 1 · Episode 1

The setting is Richmond's Ham House, a perfectly-preseved garden that were at the epicentre of the political upheavals of the 17th century, where Monty discovers how gardens were used to cement influence and become key signs of status.

Series 1 · Episode 2

Monty bases himself at Rousham House in Oxfordshire, designed by one of the first practitioners of the landscape movement - William Kent and has survived almost unchanged since its completion in 1741.

Series 1 · Episode 3

Monty travels to London's iconic Kew Gardens, where the impact of the 19th century can be seen at every turn, after Kew was transformed from a private royal pleasure ground to the country's foremost botanical garden.