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The Victorian Kitchen Garden


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A series of 13 films in which a walled garden is restored, and worked as it was a hundred years ago.
Presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson 11: October
One October morning Harry walks to the garden to gather a choice melon and an artichoke-like vegetable called a cardoon. Harry has entered both in the autumn show at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.
Peter traces the history of the RHS, the backbone of British horticulture since its formation in 1804, and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the vegetable-judging and fruit-tasting.
At Chilton, the Fruit House is filling up. As he has done every year since he came here 40 years ago, Harry provides produce for the Harvest Festival. But this year there will be varieties that have not been seen for a long time.
Showing requires extra attention, application of skill and unsparing energy in manual labour at all hours
Photography PAUL MORRIS Music by PAUL READE
Film editor CHRIS ORRELL Associate producer JENNIFER DAVIES


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Music By: Paul Reade
Producer: Jennifer Davies
Producer: Keith Sheather

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The Victorian Kitchen Garden

BBC Two England, 25 November 1987 19.40

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