The Queen’s Garden
With permission from her Majesty the Queen, this program reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure right in the heart of London.
With permission from the Queen, this program reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, uncovering a wonderland with a five century history, an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen grew up and a ‘living museum’ where almost every plant (and some of the animals) have a royal story to tell.
Within the Rose Garden there are 25 flower beds, each home to a different variety of rose. Some of the beds are a hundred-years old. A newer variety, The Royal William, was created for the birth of the Duke of Cambridge. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings.
Every year, the Queen hosts a small number of prestigious garden parties to thank people who have contributed to the community, country and commonwealth. These parties are part of the garden’s cycle of life. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings.
The Queen’s bees live in four wooden palaces on the island in the lake at Buckingham Palace Gardens. The bees find a supply of top quality nectar along the herbaceous border along the lake in the gardens, helping them produce honey. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings.