Le jardin français

61AFD91A-5D5A-4E32-BD4F-3852C2E7DC05Upon returning from France, I was pleased to turn to Monty Don’s French Gardens on Netflix to revisit my favorite country while recovering from jet lag. There are three hour-long episodes: Gardens of Power and Passion; The Gourmet Garden; and The Artistic Garden that were first broadcast on the BBC. The host is an earnest and affable Brit who speaks quite good French and clearly loves everything he sees and eats. Everyone – from nuns to Michelin starred chefs – responds to him in the same open-hearted way. He criss-crosses the country in a classic blue 2CV with a straw hat shielding his head from the French sun. He even goes to Aix, that I visited and loved in June. If you want to take a trip to the heart of France – no jet lag required – I think you’ll enjoy this show.

924B6DA9-8CEF-4F3E-BF09-45492D113483Private Gardens of Paris

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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2 Responses to Le jardin français

  1. Ellen A. says:

    I second your recommendation. We have a couple of these shows, and perhaps another where he was advising people who wanted to make or remake their gardens. Monty Don is such an interesting character, very kind and zen-like in his appreciation for all of nature. Not afraid of very hard physical work either!

  2. Ellen A. says:

    Of course I meant “we have seen a couple of these shows…”

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