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.
Edward Windsor returns to his old university to learn about the conflicts between 'town' and 'gown' and the royal connections that make Cambridge the most celebrated seat of learning in the world. There are tales of student pranks - and worse - from the days of the first royal student; also a cha...
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.
A Saxon princess who defied her king, and a Tudor queen who won popular acclaim (although she was banished by her king) - just two of the ancestors Edward Windsor discovers as he traces the connections between England’s Royal family and these two historic towns.