In his revival campaign, Monty Don finds out that you really do reap what you sow. Since the first half of the 20th century, 98% of wild flower meadows in Britain have been lost – a statistic, which Monty finds shocking. He passionately believes that it’s not too late to do something about this and gardeners all over the UK can grow our beautiful native wild flowers.
His base is Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in Norfolk and it’s from here that he shows us how we can all help. If we’ve become slaves to immaculately manicured lawns, there is a much lower maintenance solution, with a mini wild flower meadow and he shows that we don’t even need to have a garden to grow wild flowers.
On his revival he meets kindred spirits who our trying to protect out wild flower heritage; he tries his hand at making hay the old fashioned way in a Coronation Meadow and visits the botanical equivalent of Fort Knox and the largest biodiversity hotspot in the world.
The Great British Garden Revival starts on BBC 1 on Monday 9th December at 7:00PM