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Gardeners' World

Series 50-Episode 1
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Series 50-Episode 1

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After months of changeable weather, spring is finally here, heralded not so much by green shoots struggling to emerge from the earth as by the return of this hardy perennial.

Fresh from his Big Dreams Small Spaces exertions, Monty Don reports from his two-acre garden at Longmeadow with tips for introducing a splash of colour to your plot. Continuing the colourful theme, Adam Frost visits the vibrant herbaceous borders at Packwood House in Warwickshire, while throughout the series Carol Klein profiles her gardening heroes. She starts with Beth Chatto, the still-working nonagenarian who has become renowned for her common-sense philosophy of putting “the right plant in the right place”.

Summary

Monty Don kicks off the gardening year from Longmeadow, sharing his tips for pruning, planting up pots for spring colour and sharing his plans for the coming year. At the National Trust's Packwood House in Warwickshire, the herbaceous borders come under Adam Frost's scrutiny as he finds out how they have been planted for maximum colour and impact. Over the course of this 50th series, Carol Klein will be sharing some of her heroes of gardening. She begins with plantswoman, garden designer and author Beth Chatto.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Carol Klein
Presenter Frances Tophill
Presenter Zephaniah Lindo
Presenter Alan Power
Executive Producer Paolo Proto
Series Producer Sharon Fisher
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