This Article needs additional content. (Remove this when complete.)
Needed: Plot

Garden of Death is the first episode of the fourth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was first aired 10th September 2000.


The Inkpen family has bought back its ancestral home, Inkpen Manor at Midsomer Deverell, and they plan to turn a village Memorial Garden on their land into a tea shop. This causes consternation in the village, and the Bennetts (who previously owned the manor and founded the Memorial Garden) lead the opposition. Then young Felicity Inkpen-Thomas is found dead in the Memorial Garden with her skull smashed in, and a few days later her mother Elspeth dies of poisoning, with the possibility of suicide firmly denied by her family and friends. Barnaby investigates the deaths and finds older and more deep-seated motives for murder lurking in another ancient family.




Body Count

Supporting Cast

Episode Images


Midsomer Murders Series 4 Episode 1 - Garden of Death Preview

Midsomer Murders Series 4 Episode 1 - Garden of Death Preview


The following actors and actresses who appeared in this episode have also appeared in the following episodes

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.