Around the world in 80 gardens: Monty Don

Manzanares El Real Madrid

I am totally fascinated by this BBC series written and stared by Monty Don, the British gardener. It takes us to the 5 continents and 80 fantastic gardens and gardeners who share their passion for their local surroundings. It’s backyard gardening but on the international scale with national characteristic to each of them. I love the jungle garden in Mexico, the desert cactus garden and I really want to jump into my screen when Monty Don visits the Taj Mahal in India. When you think that one of the seven wonders of the ancient world were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which we have not much of an idea of how they exactly looked, traveling with Monty Don to see all these gardens makes me realize why a garden can be a wonder of the world equally important as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colossus of Rhodes or the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

For someone like me who spends her summer vacation in the North this is just the right distraction from rainy days and an inspiration to work my little garden.

There are 10 episodes and one prologue.

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