On Sunday, January 11, 2015, PBS will air the fantastic documentary entitled, The Queen’s Garden.
The program, written and directed by Mr. Martin Williams for ITV, recounts a year in the Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and natural history of this remarkable 39-acre oasis hidden in the heart of London.
With permission from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the filmmakers explore this urban oasis with a five-century history a “living museum” where almost every plant — and some of the animals — have royal stories to tell.
Viewers see the garden’s transformation across four seasons, with a chance to marvel at rare flowers bred specially for the Queen, extraordinary wildlife captured with hidden cameras, a vast lake with an island in the middle where royal bees make honey that has been gifted to the pope, and a 15-foot marble urn that once belonged to Napoleon.
The wildest corners of The Queen’s Garden function as an important wildlife haven in London, as well as serve as a backdrop for the annual 8,000-attendee Royal Garden Party.
The Queen’s Garden premieres after Downton Abbey: Season 5 on January 11, 2015. I hope you will watch and enjoy this truly amazing documentary! 🙂
And, finally, if you have a chance tune-in to the hit show, The Great British Baking Show. The show airs before Downton Abbey: Season 5 on PBS. If you missed episode 1 you can watch it on PBS.org. 🙂