Monty Don’s Spanish Gardens

Gardening expert and broadcaster Monty Don OBE has confirmed that his new BBC series ‘Monty Don’s Spanish Gardens’ will start to air on the 23rd of Feb.

Valencia, Spain

Monty Don’s new show exhibits the breathtaking gardens in Spain. According to the BBC, Don takes the viewers on a three-part journey across Spain, covering more than 4000 kilometres to visit some of the country’s most interesting gardens, community projects and parks in order to get under the skin of the country. His trips range from historic imperial palaces to cutting-edge modern gardens created by a new wave of Spanish designers working more closely with the landscape and the challenges of the harsh climate.

“This was filmed last year when I spent 7 weeks in Spain across April, May, June and October and covers over 40 different gardens right across Spain. I found it an exhilarating and fascinating experience with stunning gardens and learned so much more about the country – despite having visited many times before as a tourist”, explains Don. “It looks incredible and hope you find it as entertaining and rewarding watching it as I did making it”, he added.

In the first episode, Monty travels across central Spain. He begins at the vast, imposing palace and garden of the Escorial before travelling to Madrid, Toledo, other parts of Castile and finally Valencia, visiting such gardens as a tropical garden in a railway station, the garden of a former Andalusi palace and a park formed out of a disused river bed.

Monty Don’s Spanish Gardens Episode 1, BBC2 at 8pm on Friday 23 February.