Garden Views

A stunning bouquet of gardening and horticulture documentaries blooming in June!

It’s time to get back to the garden this June with a selection of inspiring TVO documentaries and series on gardening and farming that will turn the brownest thumbs green.

Stream these docs now and look for more throughout the month.

  • To Make A Farm
  • Secret History of the British Garden
  • Seeds of Time
  • Food Patriots
  • Kew on a Plate
  • Monty Don’s French Gardens

To Make a Farm

As global food shortages loom and large-scale industrialized farming is promoted as the answer to the crisis. To Make a Farm is the story of a group of young Canadians who disagree. Filmed over the course of a year, To Make a Farm follows the lives of seven young adults who have decided to pursue one of the most difficult and unforgiving professions in the world: farming.

Secret History of the British Garden

Monty Don explores the stories behind four of Britain’s most important gardens, unpacking their fascinating secrets to reveal how British gardens have evolved over the past 400 years.  From Royal palaces of the 17th century, to wistful cottages of the 20th, many of the world’s most famous, influential and important gardens were created in the UK.

Seeds of Time

Agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Fowler travels from Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle on a passionate and personal journey that may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: seeds.


When filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating food contaminated with a superbug, they decided to chronicle their newfound interest in food sources. They met people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way we eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers.

Kew on a Plate

The world’s most important centre of botanical expertise, Kew Gardens, becomes the home of a brand new kitchen garden in Kew on a Plate. This  educational series follows Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble as they take over Kew Gardens to create a vast kitchen garden, cook the produce and tell the story of our relationship with fruit and vegetables.

Monty Don’s French Gardens

Passion, beauty and horticulture… This series reveals a hidden world of horticultural diversity which proves the French too have gardening in their souls. Acclaimed horticulturalist Monty Don will travel through France on a journey which will mix some of the most famous gardens in the world with new and unknown ones.