Monty Don’s French Gardens
Friday, 8.30pm, LifeStyle Yes, yet another gardening program, but one that’s very different. Whether you spend every spare moment cultivating your own patch or you take a more voyeuristic approach, Monty Don’s series on gardens is a wonderful bit of escapism. They’re not so much about what to plant and when, as a tour of interesting gardens that tell stories about the history, culture and lifestyle of the countries he visits. An untrained but passionate gardener, tonight he examines how the national love of food has influenced gardens in France and been copied across the world. A visual bonanza.