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No matter what the year.. the seasons in the garden are always same! Always worth watching! Monty Don and the GW team bring us so much garden growing knowledge! They inform us about many things... growing flowers and edibles, shrubs and trees ... growing in the smallest planters and all the way up to designing landscape vistas. it's all here! Gardener's World is wonderful and a delight for the eyes as well as the spirit! Much appreciated!!
This show is a fantastic blend of both the "hows" and the "whys" of gardening, along with glorious eye candy provided via lovely tours of beautiful gardens throughout the UK. The show follows a whole season from early spring to fall, with a new show each week. I love that format - you get to see how the plantings progress through the seasons.
The host, Monty Don, is always calm, encouraging, and optimistic, trying to inspire the viewers to try new plants and new techniques in their own garden. I especially like that although he's an expert gardener, occasionally you see him learn (or at least appear to learn; this is a TV show after all) new things along with us, and incorporate the new knowledge or a new plant into his own garden. He comes across as that generous, helpful, kind, and knowledgeable gardening friend that we all wish lived next to us.
As a US resident, my previous experience with Monty Don had been in shows where he helps others with their gardens and farms. In Gardener's World, we spend part of each episode in Monty Don's own garden, Longmeadow, watching him tend to his own plants. Even the best gardeners have failures and problems, and this occasionally happens to him as well. You see him treat problems and sometimes relocate or cull plants that just aren't working out. And sometimes he just changes his mind about what he wants to do with a particular part of his garden and re-does it.
Amazon currently has two years of episodes available, which were filmed in 2016 and 2017. In the 2017 episodes (which Amazon has labeled as Season 7) you get to see how some of the longer-term projects that Monty Don started at Longmeadow in 2016 (Amazon's season 6) are coming along.
This show is a BBC show that is clearly meant for UK viewers. I have a very different climate and soil than Monty Don's. But it's still really informative and I find myself learning a lot and enjoying every minute.
I sincerely hope that Amazon makes more seasons of this fantastic show available!
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2020
Great show. Both seasons are great. What Amazon is calling “Season 6” should actually end on episode 30. Episodes 31-34 are actually the start of the 50th anniversary season, which Amazon is calling “Season 7”. Aside from that, the quality is good. The show is very relaxing, but I also learn lots of new things.
For some reason this gardening show is new to me. I was told about it by a gardening friend and I absolutely love sitting with a cup of tea and watching an episode. As a lifelong gardener, I still find information that improves my knowledge. I sure hope the episodes keep coming. The only downside is that I am dying to go 'across the pond' and see these wonderful gardens of Great Britain.
I absolutely love Gardener's World. Monty Don has been the lead presenter for years and his soothing and encouraging voice is what I enjoy the most. I am an avid gardener in the US and I enjoy and have found helpful every single episode. The co-presenters on the show are also quite knowledgable. Even if you do not garden but do enjoy nature you will enjoy this enthusiastic show. Amazing that EVERY week they have another episode. I have purchased 4-5 Monty Don books due to my introduction to him through Gardener's World. Unfortunately only limited episodes are on DVD and they are all not compatible with US DVD players.
Monty and all make excellent gardening seem very possible. They manage on such a large scale so we can really improve our smaller gardens. Makes good plant health seem easy. And I'm in California; still, there's a lot that I can use or at least think about.