This much loved television series goes behind the high redbrick walls of Chilton Foliat in Berkshire to follow the restoration of a traditional kitchen garden. Retired head gardener Harry Dodson painstakingly transformed the weed-choked ground into an efficient and productive plot, cultivated with the use of Victorian tools and techniques. The garden was also planted with 19th Century varieties of flowers, fruit and vegetables. Through his work restoring the garden, Harry solved many horticultural mysteries. These include how Victorian gardens dealt with troublesome pests, how they grew such exotic fruits as pineapples and melon and how they were able to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to the household all year round.