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.
Alan Titchmarsh visits Hatfield House to look at the gardens of this 17th century stately home. He examine the famous parterres which are some of the first examples of Britain’s affection for formal gardening.