Discovery’s newest documentary series, The Garden: Commune or Cult, features an exciting look into the lives of people living on a 75-acre land away from any town or city. Besides showcasing the way these cult-like communities work, we also get to see how new members are welcomed at the commune without any discrimination.
Many strange rumors surround “The Garden,” an off-the-grid community. To clear these rumors and provide a look into the actual lives of The Garden community, the members have opened their doors to cameras and are willing to show what a day in the community looks like.
Off-the-grid living isn’t for everyone, and through this Discovery show, we get to see how it’s done correctly. New visitors and future members will be showing up each week, adding more intrigue to the reality series.
The Garden began its first episode by introducing us to their way of living, how they connect to the internet in the middle of nowhere, and how the groups live together without arguing over land or homes.
For the first time, The Garden community was ready to invite Discovery to get an insight into how new members are welcomed and introduced to the rest of the community. However, some members of the newcomers end up on not-so-good terms with the others.
One of the newcomers was Tyler M., a man who was looking for a more peaceful place to stay away from the city. After witnessing the TikTok about The Garden, he decided it was worth a try to see if he could start living with the other members off the grid, too.
Narayah chooses to stay in the commune, even after they end up calling the cops in the beginning. Tyler’s dreams of a peaceful life are put at risk when he finds out that The Garden community has signs of being a cult.
Although he isn’t sure, the cult-like antics raise suspicions within Tyler. Just as he’s settling into the one-of-a-kind community, another Tyler, Tyler C., shows up to live at the commune. Tyler C. is a Christian who strongly believes in the apocalypse and wants to use The Garden as a way to improve his life skills.
Changing his home from Rural Tennessee to the small room at The Garden was a big change for Tyler C., but seeing the way the members live in harmony, he decides that the new change was for the better. By the end, we see new members showing up at The Garden despite the scary news and rumors surrounding it.
The Garden hosts newcomers at their homes and introduces them to the way each member of the commune lives. Since it gained popularity, The Garden has had many visitors show up in the hopes of staying at the commune and making a life out of it.
After the first two episodes of The Garden, we’ve seen the community vote on whether they’d like Tyler M. to continue living with them on their land. Oak is still adjusting to the new life at the commune without electricity or any appliances. Exciting new visitors, Jessica and Tisheila, are all set to start their first day at The Garden.
Release Date & Where to Watch
The Garden Commune Or Cult Episode 3 will be released by November 5th, 2023. Unseen episodes of The Garden are aired on Sundays, with each episode lasting for around 60-65 minutes.
Discovery Channel will take up the airing of The Garden: Commune or Cult, with new episodes coming out at 10:00 PM for viewers from the United States. Besides this, on-demand streaming of The Garden episodes will be possible through Discovery Plus.
Episode release times in other countries will be:
- United Kingdom: 2:00 AM, Monday, November 6th, 2023.
- Japan: 11:00 AM, Monday, November 6th, 2023.
- Philippines: 10:00 AM, Monday, November 6th, 2023.
- Germany: 3:00 AM, Monday, November 6th, 2023.
- Australia: 1:00 PM, Monday, November 6th, 2023.
- Canada: 10:00 PM, Sunday, November 5th, 2023.
Discovery took up the opportunity to showcase the interesting life of these communities as soon as they blew up on TikTok. What makes The Garden a community worthy of documenting is the mystery and concerns that surround their way of living.