Gardeners' World

The BEST episodes of Gardeners' World

Every episode of Gardeners' World ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gardeners' World!

Gardeners' World is a long-running BBC television programme about gardening that continues to this day. The first episode was filmed in 1968, presented by Ken Burras and came from Oxford Botanical Gardens. Most of the episodes of the show are 30 minutes long, though there are many specials that last longer.

Last Updated: 11/23/2022Network:BBC Two
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Episode 13
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#1 - Episode 13

Season 50 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/16/2017

Gardeners' World celebrates its 50th anniversary with a full hour of gardening from Gardeners' World Live at the NEC. Monty kicks off the party and is joined by the whole team, who will be bringing you all the show has to offer. Joe Swift and Adam Frost take a look at the show gardens and we meet garden designer David Stevens, who has created a garden showcasing 50 years of changing trends in our back yards. Carol Klein is in the floral marquee looking at the plants which have defined the decades, whilst Rachel de Thame, Flo Headlam, Alan Power, Nick Bailey and Mark Lane explore the show features including the Gardeners' World-themed borders and other floral displays. Monty and Alan Titchmarsh meet to talk about their experiences as the nation's head gardener and Mary Berry reveals the winner of the golden jubilee plant award.

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Episode 6
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3 votes

#2 - Episode 6

Season 50 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/14/2017

Nick Bailey gets to grips with an unpromising patch of grass and gives his tips on how to achieve a luscious lawn, and Carol Klein continues her series on her gardening heroes when she visits Waterperry Gardens to find out about the legacy of Beatrix Havergal. Frances Tophill selects her Golden Jubilee plant, Flo Headlam visits a garden centre in Manchester which is run by the local community, and there is a return to Adam Frost's garden, where he gives advice on how to rid borders of bindweed.

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Episode 18
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3 votes

#3 - Episode 18

Season 52 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/12/2019

Monty Don and the team focus their attention on the loss of wildflower habitats in the UK and the part that gardeners can play in averting the resulting loss of wildlife. In Lincolnshire, Adam Frost finds out how crucial meadows are to supporting the ecosystem, Arit Anderson visits East Sussex to discover the results of a recent wildlife survey carried out in the gardens there and Nick Bailey travels to Staffordshire where meadows are being grown in gardens for the benefit of wildlife. Plus, Carol Klein identifies plants that can help increase insect and bird populations.

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Episode 12
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1 votes

#4 - Episode 12

Season 51 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/15/2018

At Gardeners' World Live, Adam Frost and Joe Swift take a close look at all the show gardens for fresh ideas as well as inspiration. Mark Lane finds planting ideas around the showground, while Carol Klein and Nick Bailey explore the floral marquee. The presenters meet the designers whose innovative ideas have resulted in a show garden made from scrap iron and junk shop finds, go behind the scenes to visit the nurseries who bring their best specimens to the show and meet a woman who has travelled from the Isle of Skye with her plants. Plus, the winner of the Every Space Counts competition is announced.

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Episode 10
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1 votes

#5 - Episode 10

Season 51 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/1/2018

With summer on the horizon, Monty Don plants up pots for summer colour, as well as giving his box hedging a seasonal cut. Frances Tophill offers an update on her shared allotment as she checks on the progress of crops, Mark Lane heads to Suffolk where he gives advice on the elements of successful woodland planting design and Nick Bailey travels to a garden in Cheshire to answer a viewer's query about how to plant up a rocky area of their garden. The programme also visits Worcestershire where a garden has been given a tropical twist and the final garden in the Every Space Counts competition is revealed.

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Episode 9
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1 votes

#6 - Episode 9

Season 51 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/18/2018

Monty Don adds plants to give height and drama to his cottage garden borders, while Carol Klein's plant of the season is the delicate dog's tooth violet. Joe Swift travels to the Trellisick garden in Cornwall to meet a special garden volunteer and Adam Frost returns to Leicestershire to monitor the progress of the new-build garden.

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Episode 8
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1 votes

#7 - Episode 8

Season 51 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/11/2018

The programme pays a visit to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival to see this year's hottest garden designs and the season's must-have plants. Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Adam Frost explore the event, sampling the best from the floral marquee and show gardens. Meanwhile, at Longmeadow, Monty Don plants herbaceous perennials for summer colour and gives timely advice on how to care for carnivorous plants. Plus, Frances Tophill catches up with the growing trend for greening up indoor spaces with house plants.

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Episode 30
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1 votes

#8 - Episode 30

Season 50 - Episode 30 - Aired 10/20/2017

As the nights become colder, Monty Don advises on what plants need protection and how to nurture tender plants over the coming months. He also plants tulips and wallflowers for late spring colour. Carol Klein celebrates ornamental grasses, Adam Frost travels to Peterborough to find out about the work of a Children in Need project for disadvantaged and vulnerable youngsters, while Nick Bailey gives a guide on how to build a cold-frame for an affordable price. Plus, a visit to an enthusiast in Surrey who grows thousands of South African succulents in his back garden.

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Episode 29
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1 votes

#9 - Episode 29

Season 50 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/13/2017

Monty Don adds gooseberries to his fruit garden, divides and moves herbaceous perennials and advises on the best bulbs to plant for cut flowers next year. Frances Tophill meets a couple who have devised a meticulous method of protecting tender plants over the winter, while Adam Frost gives design tips on placing and planting trees. Nick Bailey explores a myriad of colour in leaf, bark and berry when he travels to Bluebell Arboretum in Leicestershire, and Arit Anderson is in Yorkshire where she finds out about a project using innovative techniques for producing food.

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Episode 26
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10.00
1 votes

#10 - Episode 26

Season 50 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/22/2017

As the Autumn Equinox arrives, along with celebrating the season's apple bounty Monty Don plans for Christmas by planting bulbs to brighten the dark winter days ahead. He also offers advice on planting garlic for next year. Carol Klein celebrates the sedum, one of the autumn season's highlights, while Adam Frost provides an update on the development of his Lincolnshire garden. The programme also visits a garden in Gloucestershire, which is a haven for moths and butterflies, while Alan Power handles the summer work at Stourhead.

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Episode 19
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1 votes

#11 - Episode 19

Season 50 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/4/2017

There are plans for propagating and planting at Longmeadow this week when Monty Don plants up a new bed of irises and takes pelargonium cuttings. Nick Bailey brightens up a dull and shady space at the side of a terraced house and gives advice on plants that will thrive, Carol Klein pays the first of two visits to West Yorkshire to meet a couple whose outstanding planting has resulted in a garden full of late summer interest and Joe Swift takes a close look at a sloping and shady town garden to find out how the owner has designed this difficult space. We also meet a gardener in Dorset who took on the challenge of an overgrown coastal garden to create an Italianate idyll and take an in-depth look at one of the most colourful of summer stalwarts - the pelargonium.

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Episode 15
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3 votes

#12 - Episode 15

Season 50 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/30/2017

Rachel de Thame joins Monty Don at Longmeadow to add more medicinal planting to the herb garden - especially those that bees love. She also investigates how gardeners can aid honey bee conservation and protect the nation's favourite pollinators. Monty visits a garden in Herefordshire to see a collection of Siberian Iris, which inspires him to create a new Iris patch, adding warmth and splash of colour into his dry garden. The green-fingered experts also discover a garden containing a stunning collection of clematis Montana. Plus, Nick Bailey reveals how to plan, design and build a border fit for any garden, while in Somerset, Carol Klein visits the home of Margery Fish, the writer who exercised a strong influence on the informal style of the cottage garden, before her death in 1969.

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Episode 7
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3 votes

#13 - Episode 7

Season 51 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/27/2018

Monty Don begins to divide ornamental grasses, offering advice on what to do with containers that are past their best. He also plants up a colourful alpine trough and gives tips on what to sow now in the vegetable garden. Nick Bailey travels to Shropshire to assist a viewer whose border has become a tangle of shrubs. Plus, Frances Tophill makes progress on her shared allotment in Bristol as she prepares the beds for sowing her first crops and Arit Anderson visits an extraordinary high-rise building in Milan that has been designed as a living forest.

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Episode 6
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9.66
32 votes

#14 - Episode 6

Season 49 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/15/2016

Monty starts a new project - a cutting garden - and gives advice on what to grow to provide plenty of cut flowers for gorgeous summer bouquets. We visit Cumbria to meet Jack Gott, who has been passionate about that most flamboyant of flowers, the dahlia, for more than 40 years and has over a thousand plants in his garden. James Alexander-Sinclair celebrates a harbinger of spring, the ephemeral cherry blossom, at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

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Episode 13
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9.50
2 votes

#15 - Episode 13

Season 51 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/22/2018

At Longmeadow, Monty Don celebrates the mid-summer glory of roses in all their forms. He also plants some statuesque shrubs in pots for year-round interest, and deals with a pesky rabbit problem in the vegetable patch. Carol Klein revels in seasonal flower the peony, Adam Frost finds inspiration from the wild flowers that grow near to his Lincolnshire home, and Arit Anderson visits a garden in Derbyshire designed to capture and use rainwater. Plus, the iris enthusiast in Gloucestershire who is attempting to collect all the varieties created by one of her ancestors.

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Episode 29
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9.33
3 votes

#16 - Episode 29

Season 49 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/14/2016

Gardening magazine. There is a visitor at Longmeadow this week when Rachel de Thame lends Monty a hand as he refreshes his dry garden with plants that will thrive in tricky growing conditions. Monty also visits a national collection of vines to search out the best varieties for growing outdoors. Frances Tophill travels to the heart of Wales to meet a couple who have carved out a garden 1000 feet above sea level and Joe Swift visits Chelsea gold medal winner and stonemason Martin Cook to see how he uses contemporary rock sculpture within his Buckinghamshire garden. Garden doctor Nick Bailey offers intensive care to some neglected patio pots, while Adam Frost gets to work on renovating his rose pergola and laying paths in his kitchen garden. Alan Power visits Marks Hall arboretum in Essex, spending a day with the head gardener to find out what it takes to manage a landscape populated with trees.

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Episode 1
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9.29
7 votes

#17 - Episode 1

Season 53 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/20/2020

It is the first day of spring and Monty has sharpened his tools in readiness to open the gardening year, accompanied, of course, by Nigel and Nellie, in the first episode of the series. Monty reflects on how Longmeadow has fared during an extraordinarily wet winter and gets going on a few essential tasks to get the garden into gear for the seasons to come.

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Episode 14
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9.25
4 votes

#18 - Episode 14

Season 50 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/22/2017

Monty Don plants a tree fern in the damp garden and uses netting to protect his soft fruits from birds. Carol Klein selects hardy geraniums as her Plant of the Month, Flo Headlam visits an inspiring church garden in Lewisham that feeds both the mind and body, and Nick Bailey gets an insight into the impact of parasitoid wasps on gardens.

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Episode 24
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9.25
4 votes

#19 - Episode 24

Season 52 - Episode 24 - Aired 8/23/2019

With the bank holiday weekend looming, Monty Don has plenty of inspiration for gardeners from planting for late summer colour to tidying up herbs and pruning soft fruit. Nick Bailey concludes his journey into the clematis world by looking at the late summer-flowering varieties and the programme travels to Devon to meet a retired biology teacher with a passion for houseleeks.

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Episode 2
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9.25
4 votes

#20 - Episode 2

Season 53 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/27/2020

Gardeners’ World celebrates the snowdrop and visits one of the world’s largest collections, lovingly nurtured in a suburban back garden and Monty gives tips on what to do once they have finished flowering. At Longmeadow it’s time to get dahlias into growth and, for inspiration, last summer we visited a field full of dahlias in Sussex to get tips from a professional grower. Nick Bailey revels in the beauty of magnolias and Monty has plenty of jobs for us all to be getting on with this weekend.

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Episode 11
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9.00
4 votes

#21 - Episode 11

Season 49 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/3/2016

This week we are celebrating the work of the army of volunteers who keep gardens up and down the country looking their best for visitors. Frances Tophill continues her vegetable trials at RHS Rosemoor in Devon when she plants out her allotment with the help of RHS volunteers and we visit the Bodnant Garden in north Wales to find out how the volunteers there guide visitors through the world-famous Laburnum Arch. Back at Longmeadow, we catch up with Monty's progress in his cutting garden and, now that plants are growing apace, he gets on with seasonal maintenance tasks in the Jewel Garden.

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Episode 15
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9.00
1 votes

#22 - Episode 15

Season 55 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/24/2022

Monty plants out annuals in the jewel garden, adds agapanthus to the mound and finds a new home for his pelargoniums. Adam Frost visits an innovative kitchen garden at the Tottenham Hotspur training centre in north London, which provides fresh produce for its players, coaches and staff. In Wiltshire, Carol Klein is at a glorious garden where alliums are the stars of the late spring border. Plus a gardener in Leicestershire who loves her high maintenance garden and more Gardeners’ World viewers sharing what they’ve been getting up to in their gardens.

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Episode 6
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9.00
4 votes

#23 - Episode 6

Season 55 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/15/2022

It’s the Easter bank holiday, and at Longmeadow, Monty turns his attention to planting up his new bog garden and sows cucumber and melon seeds. Adam Frost heads to a beautiful walled garden that is both ornamental and productive in West Sussex. It’s the first visit of the year to Sue Kent’s garden near Swansea as she reveals news about an exciting new project. In Lancashire, we meet a national collection holder of hepatica, and a houseplant enthusiast shares his passion for indoor gardening. Gardeners’ World viewers also share the joy that their gardens bring them.

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Episode 28
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9.00
1 votes

#24 - Episode 28

Season 54 - Episode 28 - Aired 10/8/2021

In a special programme, Monty and the team celebrate the wonder of trees and explore the vital role they play in our gardens and the wider landscape. Zoe Ball joins Toby Buckland on a visit to a tree project in North London which is all about engaging children with nature, growing and sustainability. Advolly Richmond uncovers the history of trees in garden design at Longleat House in Wiltshire, while Nick Bailey gives us his ultimate guide to the top trees for your garden. We visit a ground-breaking project in Staffordshire, which is using living experiments to monitor the crucial part trees play in mitigating climate change, and Arit Anderson finds out how planting more trees can support both humans and the planet.

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Episode 9
star
9.00
5 votes

#25 - Episode 9

Season 53 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/15/2020

At Longmeadow, Monty plants out some tender plants, takes cuttings from herbs and sows carrots. From her garden in Devon, Carol Klein goes back to the basics of propagating your own plants when she shows how to take cuttings. Advolly Richmond, whose love of garden history is reflected in her own garden, shares her passion for a flower with a surprising past. Joe Swift has a large plant in his London garden that is due for some timely remedial work, and the episode shows a garden in Brighton that is packed with exotic plants grown in raised beds and containers.

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