Waters of Mars, one of David Tennant’s last appearances as BBC TV’s Dr Who, was filmed in our Great Glasshouse, and watched by over 10 million viewers.

Over two chilly evenings in February 2009, the BBC props department transformed the Glasshouse into a giant Biosphere, where the first human colony on Mars have been infested by a strange life-form which causes their bodies to gush copious amounts of water  

Have a look at this short video clip to see what it looked like Dr Who – Waters of Mars trailer.

Visitors to the Garden in November 2009, just before the broadcast date, had the chance see the Tardis, when it took a break from time travelling to rest up in the Great Glasshouse.

It had been here a couple of years earlier when house-style fop Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen popped in, but that’s another story………