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Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens

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Magical oases in Turkey, India and at home in the UK

Magical oases in Turkey, India and at home in the UK.

Monty’s journey continues to Istanbul, the meeting place of east and west, where he delights in an amazing display of tulips in the town’s park and reveals their significance in Ottoman gardens.

Next Monty heads to India to explore the majestic tomb gardens, especially the one that surrounds one of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Taj Mahal.

From the chaotic and vibrant streets of Delhi, Monty returns to the UK to demonstrate the influence the paradise garden has had upon our own horticulture.

From a royal palace to a Bradford park, he reveals that once you start looking there are aspects of Islamic gardens everywhere.