Garden SMART

"Garden Smart" is a "hands in the dirt" program that provides its' viewers with practical, timely gardening advice. Produced in association with The National Gardening Association, a non profit organization whose purpose is to educate and promote gardening to young and old alike, "Garden Smart" each week provides valuable gardening tips, the latest trends "on the verge" and design advice, all with the purpose of making gardening fun and interesting. "Garden Smart" is filmed each week at beautiful resorts and gardens in every region of the country. These locations provide not only a stunning backdrop but additionally provide a sort of mini vacation for the viewer. The visiting resident horticulturist and the host provide practical advice useful to a country-wide audience. Plants are tagged on-screen with growing zones where they thrive. Even when filming at a hot, desert location information will be presented making it pertinent for those in cold climates - how to grow Cactus in containers, for example. Gardeners are always looking for new ideas and new plants - "Garden Smart" is unique in that it's a gardeners show and presents new information each week that lets gardeners know what other gardeners are growing and how. Frequently addressed topics include landscape design, household and garden pests and kids gardening. The goal each week is to take the mystery out of gardening, make it fun, present new ideas and let the audience "Garden Smart." Viewers are encouraged to contact the shows' experts and ask gardening questions via email and toll free phone lines, when a trend is noticed that topic is then addressed on the show. No other gardening show provides the timely, up to date gardening advice available from "Garden Smart." Don't let other names cause confusion- there is only one "Garden Smart."

Sat, May 25 8:00 A.M. A Dynamic Garden with Deep Roots In History     NHPBS (11.1)

GardenSMART visits an iconic southern garden that first opened to the public in 1932.

Sat, May 25 9:30 A.M. Two Great Long Island Gardens and Gardeners     NH Create (11.4)

Carving out our own little piece of paradise is the goal of many gardeners.

Sat, Jun 1 8:00 A.M. Hedges in the Garden     NHPBS (11.1)

GardenSMART visits a farm that's pushing the boundaries in how we use hedges in the garden.

Sat, Jun 1 9:30 A.M. An Iconic And Recognizable Landscape In The Netherlands     NH Create (11.4)

The famous windmills of Kinderdijk provide the backdrop for the beautiful gardens explored in this episode of GardenSMART.

Sat, Jun 8 8:00 A.M. Fall Color     NHPBS (11.1)

Although it seems like years ago, GardenSMART visited an outstanding garden to look at the fall color and discuss seasonal gardening tips.

Sat, Jun 8 9:30 A.M. Garden SMART     NH Create (11.4)

Sat, Jun 15 8:00 A.M. 50 Acres and 20 Million Daffodils - A Lot to Learn     NHPBS (11.1)

This is not just a beautiful show - we've included a lot of daffodil growing information, too.

Sat, Jun 15 9:30 A.M. Roses-The Queen of the Garde     NH Create (11.4)

GardenSMART visits with a rose expert who discusses old vs.

Sat, Jun 22 8:00 A.M. Spring Color     NHPBS (11.1)

Spring is a magical time of year. Everything is coming to life - bland is rapidly changing to beautiful.

Sat, Jun 22 9:30 A.M. A Beautifully Restored 17th Century Garden     NH Create (11.4)

GardenSMART visits a castle and gardens that provide a glimpse into how people gardened 700 years ago.

Sat, Jun 29 8:00 A.M. Creating A Grand Entryway     NHPBS (11.1)

Connecting our home to its location can make a huge difference in providing a sense of place, creating a warmer feel, and a spark of uniqueness.

Sat, Jun 29 9:30 A.M. A Beautiful Garden on the Joy Garden Tour     NH Create (11.4)

Cashiers, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town with some outstanding gardens.

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