The Victorians gave us a taste for exotic plants from around the world, a thirst for technology in the garden and a love of bold statements. Biddulph Grange, in Staffordshire, is a classic example of all these elements.
Alan Titchmarsh reveals how Sissinghurst Gardens in Kent is one of the most influential of the 20th century. Created by two passionate gardeners, Vita Sackville-West and her husband, her stunning white garden is simply one of the most copied and most influential gardens of all time.
Few gardening movements can match the impact of the 18th century landscape movement and Stowe school in Buckinghamshire is one of the most important examples of their revolutionary designs. Here we find a rejection of the rigid formality of the previous century and an embracing of nature, no matt...
Alan Titchmarsh visits Hatfield House to look at the gardens of this 17th century stately home. He will examine the famous parterres which are some of the first examples of Britain’s affection for formal gardening.