This series reveals a hidden world of horticultural diversity which proves the French too have gardening in their souls and their gardens. Acclaimed horticulturalist Monty Don will travel through France taking the viewer on a journey which will mix some of the most famous gardens in the world with new and unknown ones. This will be a highly personal journey, and we will learn what it is about French gardens that fascinates as a window onto the nature of the country as a whole. Passionate, volatile, extravagant - yet fastidious and fussy. This view of the contradictory French is borne out in their gardens - often lavish, but almost puritanical in their lines and colours; wildly overblown, but without a flower out of place.
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