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Visionary Gardeners

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Visionary Gardeners Season 2 premieres May 6, 2024. Enjoy our encore of Season 1 Mondays at 9PM ET through April 29, 2024.

What’s new in Season 2:

Visionary Gardeners travels from a remote bog on Vancouver Island, over the southern Gulf Islands, through the BC interior, a touch down in the prairies, to a twelfth-floor balcony garden in downtown Toronto, and ending in the breathtaking Eastern Townships of Quebec. Along the way, we’re introduced to the creative minds of those who have brought their personal, innovative visions to gardening.

Watch a preview of Season 2:

List of season 2 episodes:

EPISODE 1: “PRUNING THINGS BACK”
VISIONTV PREMIERE: MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024 at 9:00pm ET / 6pm PT

A best-selling garden writer makes the decision to downsize, saying farewell to her beloved home garden of over fifty years. A garden designer who creates lush meditative gardens inspired by Chinese and Japanese aesthetics reflects on his projects.

EPISODE 2: “COMMUNITIES IN HARMONY”
VISIONTV PREMIERE: MONDAY, MAY 13, 2024 9:00pm ET / 6pm PT

An orchardist shares his collection of hundreds of apple varieties with the community in an annual festival. A waterfront gardener celebrates the serendipity and wildness of her drought-resistant plants.

EPISODE 3: “SYMPHONIES & SARRACENIAS”
VISIONTV PREMIERE: MONDAY, MAY 20, 2024 9:00pm ET / 6pm PT

A collector of rare carnivorous plants, surveys the unexplored mountain bog ecosystems of Vancouver Island. An accountant in need of a creative outlet, starts a registered charity, using her garden to support the growth of performing artists.

EPISODE 4: “GARDENING OVER DECADES”
VISIONTV PREMIERE: MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024 9:00pm ET / 6pm PT

A Prairie tree breeder patiently commits decades of his life to creating and testing thousands of trees, in the hopes of finding one that is resistant to deadly Dutch Elm Disease. A no-nonsense teacher who uses practical knowledge to connect her students to the joy of gardening.

EPISODE 5: “WORDS AND HISTORY”
VISIONTV PREMIERE: MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024 9:00pm ET / 6pm PT

A poet remembers her late husband through the garden they built together. An artist creates sculptural works that honour the history of the land on which they reside.


Visionary Gardeners is a cinematic documentary series filmed across Canada. In the premiere season, we visit beautiful gardens and meet their gardeners. Travelling from the mountain ranges of Vancouver Island, across the wintry prairies, and to the rocky coast of Ontario’s Georgian Bay. Along the way, we’re introduced to the expansive minds of those who have brought their personal innovations and visions to gardening.

Meet a gardener who climbs a mountain to collect rare alpine seeds, and another who contemplates the meaning of life in relation to plant and geological time. Visit the home garden of a famed public servant and a philosopher, whose intellectual ideas inform what they plant together. Tour an interactive medicinal garden, and find out what makes day lilies such an addictive pastime. Learn what is possible to grow as we travel back and forth between Canada’s balmy west coast and its frigid prairies. Listen to a gardener who reflects on fifty years of tending the same piece of land, and a famed Vancouver florist who hybridizes varieties of award-winning orchids.

In each episode, we meet two visionary gardeners, with different yet related visions. They reveal personal stories of their first experiences in a garden. They tell us of their ‘eureka’ moment, when they discovered something. It is their exceptional ideas, which set them on their individual gardening paths. The series captures the state of being that inspires their creativity, by delving into the minds, beliefs, and motivations of the true visionary.

Executive Producer: Moses Znaimer | Producers: Ian Toews and Mark Bradley of 291 Film Company

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