History

A Short History of the English Garden

How the beloved English garden evolved through the ages to delight the senses from the Roman, Medieval and Renaissance periods. This two-part series, featuring renowned experts in the field, is and a revelation for garden enthusiasts everywhere.

Pleasure Grounds, Naturalism and Beyond

49m 4s

Classic English house gardens fall out of favor for more idyllic countryside settings in a cyclical fashion. Now in the 21st century the self-sustaining philosophy of the new perennial garden has taken center stage in many of the country’s showpiece gardens.

Episodes

  • Pleasure Grounds, Naturalism and Beyond: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pleasure Grounds, Naturalism and Beyond

    S1 E102 - 49m 4s

    Classic English house gardens fall out of favor for more idyllic countryside settings in a cyclical fashion. Now in the 21st century the self-sustaining philosophy of the new perennial garden has taken center stage in many of the country’s showpiece gardens.

  • Romans, Renaissance and the Picturesque: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Romans, Renaissance and the Picturesque

    S1 E101 - 48m 28s

    The Romans were the first to introduce gardens to England but its popularity began to rise when Anglo-Saxon England emerged from the Dark Ages.

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