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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1701



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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1701
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Series Description

Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

Program Description

In this premiere program of THE VICTORY GARDEN's 17th season, Roger Swain discusses soil preparation, the building of raised beds and sows spring seeds, including pepper, eggplant and peas. Peter Seabrook visits what is perhaps the best known garden in the world, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, in London. Its newest feature is the state-of-the-art Princess of Wales Conservatory, opened in 1987 by Princess Diana. Roger removes a tree from the area that will be the on-going landscaping project for this season.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1701,” 04/01/1992, GBH Archives, accessed March 7, 2021,
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1701.” 04/01/1992. GBH Archives. Web. March 7, 2021. <>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1701. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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