Parkes And Gardens

Simon Parkes goes in search of innovative contemporary gardens, from SCOTLAND's postmodern Garden of Cosmic Speculation to the ersatz Zen town garden of celebrity hairdresser Charles Worthington.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970107]

Simon Parkes rediscovers the Lost

Gardens of Hellgan and the potential of pollen-free gardens.

Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970107]

Unknown: Simon Parkes

Producer: Carol Trewin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970114]

Down in the tropical jungle at Wylde Court, Simon Parkes discovers sex-changing lilies and Britain's most obsessive bamboo grower. Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970121]

Graffiti, carnivorous plants and the petal police. Simon Parkes investigates why crime does occasionally pay. Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970128]

Simon Parkes visits a very special garden in Devon. Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970204]

Simon Parkes investigates garden design in an arts and crafts-inspired garden. Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970204]

Simon Parkes investigates garden design in an arts and crafts-inspired garden. Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970204]

Unknown: Simon Parkes

Producer: Carol Trewin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970204]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970211]

Simon Parkes visits some green spaces in urban settings, including Birmingham Guinea Gardens and Stanley Park in Liverpool. Last programme in the series. Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970211]

Simon Parkes visits some green spaces in urban settings, including Birmingham Guinea Gardens and Stanley Park in Liverpool. Last programme in the series. Producer Carol Trewin Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970211]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970211]
01Avant Gardening1998062819990116
02Small World1998070519990123

In this edition, he crosses the Channel to visit the modern parks of PARIS.

03Restoration1998071219990130

Simon Parkes visits the historic gardens of Hestercombe in Somerset and Christopher Lloyd's Great Dixter in Sussex. Does a gardener have a duty to restore and maintain an exact replica of the original plan, or should the past give way to the future?

04The Wild Side1998071919990206

Entrance to Hell or Arcadian escape? Our view of the YORKshire Dales has changed through the ages, but our need for wild places has not. In the fourth of six programmes, Simon Parkes joins the people managing our landscapes.

051998072619990213

Simon Parkes assesses the state of our parks and gardens and visits Oldham's Alexandra Park, one of many green spaces now being restored.

06 LASTIn Fond Memory1998080219990220

Simon Parkes looks at gardens of remembrance past and present.