For the Love of Rhododendron
Season 2: Episode 1 - A bit of paradise
In this episode we meet Tom Clarke, Head Gardener at the world-renowned Exbury Gardens. We learn how Exbury's founder,
the late Lionel de Rothschild, turned to gardening amidst personal disappointments, cultivating his own bit of paradise where Rhododendrons
are interwoven with the natural landscape to create an exotic floral tapestry. Tom shares how the Crown Jewels of Exbury were forged through
plant exploration, hybridization, and good old fashion business sense, and how the focus today is meeting the challenges of climate change
and enabling public access to one of the finest green spaces in the U.K.
Reflecting the words of Ladybird Johnson, "Where flowers bloom, so does hope".