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Gardeners' World

Series 52 - Episode 18



The buzz at this year’s Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows has all been about how gardeners can encourage wildlife, whether that’s through flowers that attract bees or building a bug hotel. Monty Don and the team join in the campaign by reporting on the loss of wildflower habitats in this country and discovering ways we can help redress the balance.

Monty is at Highgrove to see the new meadows that the Prince of Wales has created there, but if your own patch isn’t quite big enough for that, Carol Klein suggests plants we can all fit into our gardens to increase the numbers of insects and birds that visit.


Monty Don and the team focus their attention on the loss of wildflower habitats in the UK and the part that gardeners can play in averting the resulting loss of wildlife. In Lincolnshire, Adam Frost finds out how crucial meadows are to supporting the ecosystem, Arit Anderson visits East Sussex to discover the results of a recent wildlife survey carried out in the gardens there and Nick Bailey travels to Staffordshire where meadows are being grown in gardens for the benefit of wildlife. Plus, Carol Klein identifies plants that can help increase insect and bird populations.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Adam Frost
Presenter Arit Anderson
Presenter Nick Bailey
Presenter Carol Klein
Executive Producer Gary Broadhurst
Series Producer Sharon Fisher
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