British Gardening Expert Wowed by Longwood Gardens During Filming for His New BBC Series

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American Gardens, the new BBC Two series hosted by British gardening expert Monty Don, features Longwood Gardens as one of the nation’s biggest and best gardens, writes the host for The Daily Mail.

Don spent six weeks in the U.S. filming for the new gardening series and found Longwood to be an extraordinary example of a huge garden that puts on an amazing show.

The garden that today extends across 1,000 acres came from relatively humble beginnings. It was bought as a farm by chemical manufacturer Pierre du Pont in 1906 to save a grove of ancient trees scheduled for cutting.

Today, Longwood has numerous attractions, including an open-air theatre that can accommodate 1,500 people watching up to 100 performers. There’s also the main fountain garden with more than 1,700 computer-controlled fountains and five miles of piping.

Longwood Gardens averages one million visitors per year.

Read more about Longwood Gardens in The Daily Mail here.

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