TV Gardener Carol Klein embarks on an epic quest to uncover the history behind some of the nation’s beloved blooms.  

In this pioneering four part series, TV gardener Carol Klein explores the botanical history of four of our favourite garden plants: the rose, the tulip, the iris and the water lily. She traces each plant’s epic journey through time, revealing how evolution and mankind have conspired to create unique characteristics.

On 17th August Ventnor Botanic Garden featured on the show, where Carol will be looked at our amazing Giant Amazonian Waterlillies. Time lapse photography captured the opening of our Giant Waterlily showing the spectacular change in colour  in seconds instead of over hours at night time.