It is show time in Cheshire - as the RHS hosts its annual flower show from Tatton Park. Presenters Monty Don, Carol Klein and Joe Swift soak up the celebrations by looking at the northern show gardens causing a stir, including the ever-popular back-to-back garden category. Monty talks to nursery folk and designers before the show opens to get an insider view of this year's best exhibits. And after a marathon year in which he has designed a garden at each of the RHS shows, Chris Beardshaw unveils his latest creation.
Join Monty Don, Carol Klein and Joe Swift for a second helping of floral delights from the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park. There is a chance to see a burst of regional pride as the UK's parks' departments go head to head in the annual flowerbed competition, and this year there is an Olympic theme. Joe looks at the best gardens on show to find ideas we can all take home. Carol is on the look out for plants that can bring a splash of colour to a late flowering border and Monty heads for the fruit and veg pavilion to enjoy the 'grow your own' extravaganza.
Monty Don hosts the first of two visits to the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park. Joined by Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Andy Sturgeon, tonight the team explores the show gardens, inviting visitors to get away from it all. Fuchsia nursery Roualeyn explains why there's a fuchsia perfect for every garden and Carol looks at the hardy plants suitable for the exposed areas of the garden.
Tonight Monty and the team celebrate the joys of growing your own fruit and vegetables. Monty takes a trip back in time to visit an allotment garden based on the World War II 'Dig for Victory' campaign. Joe Swift looks at Tatton's perennial favourites, the civic flowerbed displays, and Carol returns to her favourite place - the potting bench - to share a series of top growing tips with her fellow experts.
Monty Don and Joe Swift host the first of two visits to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park in Cheshire with Carol Klein, Rachel de Thame, Toby Buckland and Danny Clarke. Tonight, the team explore the exciting show gardens including the designs for the small but intricate 'back to backs'. Monty witnesses the fierce competition in the fruit and vegetables tent, Carol shares her guide to combining colour successfully in your garden and Toby puts hostas under the spotlight with his guide to these shade-loving plants. Joe celebrates the revival of the Victorian stumpery garden and Danny meets the designers who have transformed small sheds into garden hideaways.
Tonight from the RHS Flower Show in Tatton Park, Monty Don and Joe Swift reveal the winners of best show garden and the best 'back to back' garden, and they meet the three contenders in the prestigious RHS Young Designer of the Year competition. Carol Klein explores the showground to share her tips on getting the last drop of summer out of your flowering plants and Toby Buckland picks his power plants to boost your borders into winter. Rachel de Thame has all the information you need to achieve a naturalistic look in your garden whilst Danny Clarke finds out if an office outside could change the way we work in the future.
Monty Don and Joe Swift host the first of two visits to the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park in Cheshire, with Carol Klein, Toby Buckland and Arit Anderson. The team explore the diverse range of show gardens including the ingenious designs for the compact 'back to backs'. Carol celebrates the late summer flowering displays in the floral marquee and shares her guide to getting the best out of your hydrangeas. Monty hails horticulture's next generation of planters and landscapers and Joe quizzes champion growers for the secrets to producing perfect summer fruit and veg.
More highlights from the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, as Monty Don, Joe Swift and the team review the gardens created by the finalists in the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition and reveal the winners of the prestigious Best Show Garden and Best Back to Back Garden. Arit Anderson looks at a garden designed to adapt to our changing climate, whilst Carol Klein investigates the rise of cacti and succulents as the must-have house plants. And Monty and Joe take a fun trip down Bus Stop Boulevard to choose their favourite of the revamped bus shelters making their debut at this year's show.
This episode is the first of two visits to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park in Cheshire as it celebrates its 20th birthday with a festival of flowers. The team of horticultural experts explore the diverse range of show gardens, including the compact 'back to backs' category - exclusive to the show - and we tour the floral marquee to discover the plants that give our gardens the scent of summer. The show meets the first three of the five fresh-faced designers who have secured their place in the 10th annual RHS Young Designer of the Year competition, and discovers the darker side of plants in a new exhibit - the Poison Garden.
More highlights from The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park as the winner of the Best Show Garden is revealed, and one of the five talented fresh-faced designers receives the career-making RHS Young Designer of the Year award.