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Secrets of the Royal Gardens

Season 1
Go behind castle gates and palace walls to uncover little-known facts about some regal horticultural wonders. This stunning documentary series takes us behind the scenes of Britain's royal gardens and parks, including Buckingham Palace, Kew Gardens and Balmoral. Along the way, the Queen's bee-keeping skills, Princess Diana's favorite garden spot and mysterious pyramids will be revealed.
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  1. S1 E1 - Palaces
    March 1, 2022
    Enter the rarified world of the royal garden. Places where mere commoners rarely go. On this rare tour of the green spaces favored by the British monarchy, Buckingham Palace's bees and rare bats will be identified, the amazing plants of Hampton Court are explored and Princess Diana's favorite spot in Kensington Palace is revealed. Every royal garden has a fascinating story to tell.
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  2. S1 E2 - Parks
    March 8, 2022
    London may be one of the biggest, noisiest metropolises on the planet. But it also features world-beating-green spaces. Relax with this fascinating look behind the scenes at London's spectacular royal parks. There are hedgehogs in Regent's Park, red deer at Richmond and the spectacular views in Greenwich Park. Plus, there's a rare look inside a spectacular, secret super-nursery.
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  3. S1 E3 - Secrets of the Royal Gardens
    March 15, 2022
    From Sandringham to Highgrove House: Prince Charles' gardening pride and joy.
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  4. S1 E4 - Castles
    March 22, 2022
    Royal castles were originally designed to protect Britain's kings and queens from invaders. But these imposing buildings also boast glorious gardens and incredible wildlife. This tour of the stunning castle estates of Windsor just outside London and Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands includes a mysterious hidden pyramid, a Duke of Edinburgh rose, and politicians lost in the great outdoors.
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English [CC]
Stuart Strickson
Peter Collins
Pioneer Productions
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