More than an English Garden: Heavenly Gardens

March 15, 2021

The two-part Heavenly Gardens airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (repeat Saturdays at 11 p.m.), starting March 23.

Discover more than an English garden in the lush miniseries Heavenly Gardens. Garden lover Alexander Armstrong and garden designer Arit Anderson visit six spectacular sacred gardens throughout the United Kingdom, from the Bishop’s Palace in Somerset and Pluscarden Abbey in the Highlands of Scotland to Cambridge University’s stunning Botanical Gardens.

Viewers will pick up gardening tips as our hosts get their hands dirty, discovering the very special and surprising significance of plants in each magical location.

Tuesday, March 23, 8 p.m.
On the Christian holiday Good Friday, Alexander Armstrong and Arit Anderson visit gardens of reflection and contemplation. At the remote Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland, Alexander helps harvest luscious apples and accompanies the monks singing midday psalms. Arit walks in the footsteps of royalty in the glorious grounds of Sudeley Castle. And, Alexander returns to his student haunts in Cambridge to discover a place designed to inspire joy, even on the bleakest days, in the university’s botanic garden.

Tuesday, March 30, 8 p.m.
On the Christian holiday Easter Sunday, Alexander Armstrong and Arit Anderson visit gardens expressive of hope, joy and renewal. At the Bishop’s Palace in Somerset, Alexander discovers why this place has been sacred for centuries and helps to create a colorful and uplifting work of art. Arit learns how the ancient trees at Scone Palace in Scotland will be given a new lease on life, and Alexander heads to his home county of Northumberland to tour a garden where humor is being used to plant seeds of change in the community.