Herefordshire (Monty Don) — Monty Don's Japanese Gardens
BBC Two – February 15, 21:00
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The first of two programmes in which Monty travels to Japan in spring to explore different aspects of the nation's gardens. Amidst the cherry blossoms, he begins his journey by visiting the earliest surviving boating garden of the Heian period. He also looks at the rolling green moss of a Buddhist garden and learns the secrets of creating a Zen landscape before visiting an unconventional garden created by a modern design legend. The presenter also learns about the art of Japanese stonemasonry, the famous tea ceremonies and receives a lesson in the delicate art of traditional flower arranging.
BBC Two, Friday February 15 at 9pm — The Times/@TheMontyDon