Monty Don

"We have for far too long overlooked the natural world on our doorstep..There are people who are now in their thirties or late twenties that care and they’re going to do something about it. And we have to enable them."

About Monty

The Director-General of FAO, QU Dongyu has appointed Monty Don as a Goodwill Ambassador to promote the International Year of Plant Health throughout Europe.

Monty is the UK’s leading garden writer and broadcaster. He has been making television programmes for over twenty years on a range of topics, spanning travel, craft, outdoor living and, principally, gardening. He has been lead principle presenter of the BBC’s Gardener’s World since 2003 and since 2011 the programme has come from his own garden, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire. Don has also made acclaimed prime time series such as Around the World in 80 Gardens, Monty Don’s Italian Gardens, and three series of Big Dreams, Small Spaces.

A prolific horticultural journalist, Monty Don was The Observer newspaper’s gardening editor from 1994 until 2006. He now contributes a regular column for the Daily Mail and Gardeners’ World Magazine. Monty’s numerous books include the bestselling Fork to Fork, The Jewel Garden (both with Sarah Don), and his latest bestsellers Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs and Down to Earth. Monty’s most recent book, Japanese Gardens: A Journey, was created with the acclaimed photographer Derry Moore.