The Secret Garden
screenable online: 2 episodes
The garden has long epitomized paradise, and many of us derive great pleasure in creating our own Garden of Eden. With the help of nature, we fashion a world of beguiling scents and colours. But many of the creatures that live here go unnoticed, leading secretive and mysterious lives. Small field voles make a network of tunnels under the vegetable plot, and a shy weasel hides in the woodpile. Mason bees wallpaper their nest with colourful petals, small grass snakes hatch within the compost and edible dormice look for apples stored in our garden sheds.
Stunning high definition footage and time-lapse photography reveal the vibrant colours of autumn and winter. This is a journey into an unknown and exotic wilderness that is our own back garden.