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A new historical gardening television series will be starting soon, explaining the influences on the British garden and how it has changed over four centuries. Nathan James Dodd has discovered more information on 'The Secret History of the British Garden'.
Presented by Monty Don, the programme will show how war, politics, religion, medicine and changing tastes have affected the development of your garden.
The four episodes will explain the evolution of our gardening tradition with insights into social, cultural and political upheaval, and related shifts in fashion, food and design.
In the first programme, starting in 17th century Cumbria and finishing in London, he manages to incorporate archaeology, hidden messages, religious beliefs, and the Luftwaffe.
The series continues, each week tackling a different century. The landscape gardens of 'Capability' Brown and Humphrey Repton are featured, then how the effect that the expanding empire, technological and social revolution had on horticulture including the establishment of the first public parks.
Finally in the 20th century, the consequences of two world wars provoked and the enormous growth of the domestic gardening market are examined.
With visits to gardens such as Levens Hall, Croombe Court, Stanage Park, Kew Gardens and Derby Arboretum, this promises to be a fascinating journey conducted by one of TV's most knowledgeable and insightful gardeners and will be aired on BBC2.
For more information: http://www.bbc.co.uk
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