6 Shows to Stream If You Love Gardening
The warmer it gets and the more clothing layers you shed, the greater the urge for putting on your gardening pants (literally) and grabbing a trowel to do some work. Whether you’re looking for landscaping inspiration, are toying with the idea of growing your own veggies, or you simply want to level up your backyard game, these garden-focused TV shows should spark a few ideas.
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A true legend in the gardening space, Monty Don has made it his mission to help novice gardeners turn their humble green plots into glorious reprieves in this TV series. Perhaps even more important, he offers subtle lessons to the featured family and the viewer about our important connection to Mother Earth.
Take “Cupcake Wars” or “Iron Chef,” swap out food ingredients for greenery, and you’ll get “The Big Flower Fight.” This feisty competition-based show pits teams of florists, sculptors, and garden designers against each other for a most desirable grand prize: the chance to display their extravagant floral installation at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Streaming on Netflix
Get a real look at the ins and outs of what it takes to maintain the grounds of the Smithsonian Gardens in Washington, D.C. While it’s fun to see just how much effort it requires to keep things thriving, the show’s also full of takeaways you can apply to your own yard. You’ll learn everything from the fascinating power of pollination to how to prep your garden for winter’s chill.
Streaming on Paramount+
Famed British horticulturist Danny Clarke, gardening enthusiast Louisa Hampden, and actress Helen Skelton team up in this easy-to-binge TV series. Each episode features a tired garden desperate for a revamp that’s transformed in a single day with help from this expert trio.
If you’ve ever considered creating your very own vegetable garden, now’s your chance. This practical TV series teaches beginner gardeners how to grow healthy foods in their backyard. Each episode focuses on a specific type of food — such as chard, strawberries, pumpkins, or onions — walking you through the full how-to from seed to harvest.
In this makeover show, three friends in New York City (who just so happen to own their own landscaping firm called Manscaping), help clients reimagine their outdoor spaces. It’s mostly wealthy clientele, which spells lofty budgets and dreamy results. Since this one is a Bravo TV series, you can also expect a nice infusion of on-camera drama, too. Some have hilariously referred to the trio as “Two Wills and a Grace.”