From amber forests of kelp through to exposed oyster beds, New Zealand s undersea gardens provide a spectacular and constantly changing backdrop for one of the ocean s most bizarre creatures. The Octopus s Garden tells the remarkable story of a female octopus as she navigates her way through these undersea gardens, examining her close encounters and Houdini-like escapes from those who share her undersea world. Her voyage begins in the Southern Ocean, where jellyfish are the first of many dangers the newly hatched octopus will face on her journey from prey to predator. Amongst this minefield of stinging tentacles, very few octopuses survive their first weeks at sea. Using innovative techniques to reveal the hidden world of the sand gardens, The Octopus s Garden is a powerful and fascinating insight into the very private world of this chameleon of the sea.