Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 1: Mexico and Cuba

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Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 1: Mexico and Cuba

In his first journey, Monty travels to two very different but neighbouring countries. Mexico is one of the most plant-rich and artistic cultures on the planet - from the ancient water gardens of Mexico City, to the modernist extremes of Luis Barragan and a surrealist fantasy hidden in the rainforest. Traveling to Cuba, Monty finds that the crumbling colonial grandeur of its urban landscape is now host to a very green revolution. Gardens: 1. Mexico - The Floating Gardens, Xochimilco, Mexico City 2. Mexico - The Gardens of Luis Barragan: Casa Barragan, Prieto and Galvez 3. Mexico - The Ethnobotanical Garden, Oaxaca 4. Mexico - Las Pozas, Xilitla 5. Cuba - Alberto's Huerto, Havana 6. Cuba - Vivero Organoponico Alamar, Havana 7. Cuba - Maria's Garden, Havana

Around the World in 80 Gardens is a television series of 10 episodes in which British gardener and broadcaster Monty Don visited 80 of the world's most celebrated gardens. The series was filmed over a period of 18 months and was first broadcast on BBC Two.
A book based on the series was also published.

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