The Queen's Garden
Encore Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand now with KPBS Passport!
"The Queen’s Garden" 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 the Queen, 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 Queen Elizabeth'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.
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