Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 4: South America

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Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 4: South America

South America, almost twice the size of Europe, is a continent with the most diverse climate and range of landscapes on the planet. It's also home to more than 50,000 endemic plant species but is a land under intense ecological threat. Monty starts his journey in Rio de Janeiro to see the private garden of Brazil's greatest artist, Burle Marx, before travelling by boat to the ingenious floating gardens of the Amazon. He also takes in a crumbling traditional 'estancia' in the wind-swept Pampas, before finally ending his journey on the craggy Pacific coast of Chile where one man has created a garden completely in tune with its landscape. Gardens: 24. Brazil - Burle Marx's Copocabana Promenade, Rio de Janeiro 25. Brazil - Burle Marx's Sitio Garden, Rio de Janeiro 26. Brazil - The Floating Gardens, The Amazon 27. Brazil - Bacu's Forest Garden, The Amazon 28. Argentina - Estancia Dos Talas , The Pampas 29. Chile - Bahia Azul, Los Vilos

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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