Monty Don’s American Gardens – BBC2

Monty Don’s American Gardens
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Monty Don looks at different types of gardens across the Pond in new three-part series Monty Don’s American Gardens on BBC2

Monty Don is on a mission to understand the American garden and sets out to travel the length and breath of this vast country to get to the heart of what makes an American garden tick in Monty Don’s American Gardens on BBC2.

He begins in Missouri at New Bloomfield, which embraces the history of this diverse country by recreating the prairie lands that used to cover it.

He discovers a beautiful garden in the heart of Chicago and then visits a magnificent estate called Longwood, which does gardening on a spectacular scale.

Monty Don’s American Gardens

Monty Don goes Stateside in Monty Don’s American Gardens on BBC2

He also visits a community garden on a Brooklyn rooftop, tours Central Park and explores what suburban gardens in Philadelphia say about the nation as a whole.

An epic tour full of impressive and interesting green spaces, a real treat for gardeners.

This will not be shown in Northern Ireland, and in Wales at 9pm.

For full listings, see our TV Guide.

TV Times rating: ****

Joanne Lowles
Freelance writer and editor

Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 

Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing

With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 

Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.