Working closely with the extremely talented illustrator Tanja Wilmot (who produced a whole garden centres worth of watercolour plants), Room60 managed to produce in the region of 30 animations to represent the 10 gardens that featured in the 5 episodes plus a title sequence complete with a touch of magic provided by a fluttering butterfly.
Below are some of the highlights from the show that went out on BBC2 everynight for a week at 7pm last October.
Japanese Garden, Bromley
Joan and David want a Japanese tea garden to be created out of their overgrown patch of ground in Bromley. They have plenty of donated paving stone to work with and have a clear design in mind, but Monty isn't convinced that the concepts are Japanese at all!
Model Village, Walthamstow
Nicola and John have dreams of creating a model village in their front yard and a seaside garden in the back, Monty isn't convinced that the scale of their model houses is quite right...
Norwegian Garden, Dorset
Here the homeowners want to create a Norwegian themed garden complete with waterfalls and other big plans to be fashioned out of a tiny back yard in Dorset
Vegetable Garden, Doncaster
In Doncaster, Nikki and John wanted a garden full of edible plants and fruit. They have a a tiny budget, a busy life with children and the wettest winter on record to contend with. Monty tries to help them organise their space to produce the biggest possible harvest.
Cottage Garden, Swindon
In Swindon, a widow who has to move house and leave her beloved garden behind wants to find the best way of turning her new bleak patch of green into an enticing cottage garden.