Updated: October 1, 2022
Whether you are seasoned or inexperienced in matters of gardening or landscaping, Prime Video has a quality collection of gardening and landscaping shows and documentary films that will both educate and inspire you. Though most of the programming is British, you will quickly appreciate their expert, reverent and passionate approach to all things pertaining to gardening and outdoor landscapes.
Well-known British Horticulturist and TV-Host Monty Don matter-of-factly and amusingly reflects in one episode of Gardeners’ World that “gardening is adults going out to play”.
“Gardening is adults going out to play”
– Monty Don, Co-Host of Gardeners’ World
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Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes
An illuminating documentary on the life of Beatrix Farrand, one of America’s first landscape architects, hosted by award-winning public garden design Lynden B. Miller. There is lots to learn about this ground-breaking designer and much from which to be inspired. If you are an avid gardener and have never heard of Ms. Farrand, sadly, you are not alone, but more gardeners are becoming grateful for discovering this tribute.
See Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes film details on Amazon.
Big Dreams, Small Spaces
Amiable host Monty Don works with amateur gardeners throughout Britain to help bring their dream gardens to fruition. Viewers love this show for the wide variety of spaces and impressive transformations, while easily picking up helpful tips and creative ideas for their own gardens.
See Big Dreams, Small Spaces episode details on Amazon.
Another inspiring documentary that explores one of the world’s greatest gardens, Les Quatre Vents, which was created over a span of 75 years and three generations by Frank Cabot. The film is largely about the gardener behind the garden – what inspired his vision, ideas and dedication.
See The Gardener film details on Amazon.
This long-running, wildly popular BBC garden show is loaded with wide-ranging gardening tips, ideas, and guidance from seasoned experts. One loyal devotee characterized the show as “wonderful and a delight for the eyes, as well as the spirit”! More than a few reviewers have categorically enshrined the show as “The Best Gardening Show on TV”. We love Monty Don’s personal tenet that “gardening is adults going out to play”!
See Gardeners’ World episode details on Amazon.
The Great Gardens of England
This show takes 58 intimate tours of Britain’s most beautiful gardens, from the Gardens of the National Trust to the tiniest of courtyards. Viewers love this show for its beauty and inspiration conveyed as each garden is showcased. One reviewer succinctly described the show as “gorgeous, relaxing, inspiring”.
Note: Only Season 1 is currently available for free with ads on Prime via Freevee (previously known as IMDb TV).
See The Great Gardens of England episode details on Amazon.
Ground Force is yet another popular British garden show in which a group of professional landscapers and hardscapers creates or transforms a garden in just two days, as a surprise for one of the owners. A driving mission of the show is to demonstrate that gardens should be places of beauty, but are all-too-often neglected. The biggest complaint of Prime viewers is that there are simply not enough episodes currently available!
See Ground Force episode details on Amazon.
Ground Force Revisited
Similar to the format of the original Ground Force series, the Revisited version differs by how the owners are chosen, as they are nominated by a family member or friend.
See Ground Force Revisited episode details on Amazon.
Grow, Cook, Eat
Grow, Cook, Eat is a new series about how to grow your own vegetables and fruit in small gardens and spaces. Each episode explores a particular vegetable or fruit and takes the viewer through the entire process of seeding, growing, harvesting and cooking.
Note: Season 1 is currently available for free with ads on Prime via Freevee (previously known as IMDb TV).
See Grow, Cook, Eat episode details on Amazon.
My Dream Farm
My Dream Farm follows first-time farmers as they give up their ordinary, urban lives to live off of the land. Host Monty Don provides advice and mentorship to the new farmers as they face challenging learning curves.
See My Dream Farm episode details on Amazon.
Secret Gardens of England
In this documentary, Alan Titchmarsh visits eight of England’s lesser-known gardens. Viewers loved that the film focuses on smaller gardens and that they can return to it over and over for ideas and inspiration to apply to their own gardens.
Note: Currently available for free with ads on Prime via Freevee (previously known as IMDb TV).
See Secret Gardens of England film details on Amazon.
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