Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 2: Australia and New Zealand

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Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 2: Australia and New Zealand

Monty travels to two of the youngest gardening cultures in the world. But it's not just about dreamy climates and wonderful plants. Monty sets out from the aptly named Botany Bay to uncover a story of culture clash and invasion, where the gentle habits of the indigenous people and the extraordinary natural landscapes have been dashed aside in favour of imported plants and a very 'English' garden style. In New Zealand, he sets off in search of the wild heart of the country, where he revels in a magical rainforest garden created entirely of native plants. Gardens: 8. Australia - The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney 9. Australia - Kennerton Green, Mittagong, New South Wales 10. Australia - The Sitta Garden, Sydney 11. Australia - Alice Springs Desert Park, The Northern Territories 12. Australia - Cruden farm, Langwarrin, Melbourne 13. Australia - The Garden Vineyard, Moorooduc, Melbourne 14. New Zealand - Ayrlies Garden, Auckland 15. New Zealand - Te Kainga Marire , New Plymouth

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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