Monty Don to discover the passion of French Gardens

Monty Don's French Gardens, begins on 1 February on BBC at 9pm for a three-programme run.

The shows will feature famous French gardens, French potager gardens and looks at the influence of French art on the country's gardens.

In the first programme, Gardens of Power and Passion, Don visits some of the most famous gardens in France, telling the stories behind them. They include include magnificent displays of flowers and fountains that involved thousands of soldiers moving tracts of land and a modern day chateau garden that came close to bankrupting its owner.

Programme 2, The Gourmet Garden, sees Don turn to the French love of food and finds out how this has influenced their gardens, travelling to some of the most famous ‘potager’ gardens, where vegetables and flowers are planted together in elaborate and beautiful displays.

In the final programme, The Artistic Garden, he looks at the influence of France's artistic tradition on the country’s gardens, travelling the garden created by Claude Monet as well as contemporary gardens.

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