Kew Gardens: A Year In Bloom Season 2 Episode 2

Spring is in full flow in Kew Gardens, as a carpet of bluebells brings visitors into the woodland areas. But not all bluebells are equally welcome, and at Wakehurst, RBG Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex, Iain is on a mission to hunt down the Spanish bluebell, which threatens our native species. It’s a time for new beginnings, particularly for the lucky few on the prestigious diploma course. Like previous alumnus Alan Titchmarsh, these students could become tomorrow’s horticultural megastars, such as Anna, who’s creating intricate plant supports in the Woodland Garden, or Rob, who’s working with endangered species in the Tropical Nursery. That’s if they survive the traditional student clog and apron race! Out in the gardens, we see a pair of trees suffering from fatal storm damage and an aggressive fungus. Can Kevin find the perfect paired replacements for a vista that has UNESCO World Heritage status? We then go behind the scenes to meet Fran and Jenny, who use old skills and new te

Episode Title: Episode 2

Air Date: 2022-07-26