Monty Don’s Real Gardens episode 2: Monty Don, Carol Klein and Ann-Marie Powell follow a group of amateur gardeners through the horticultural year.
Three green-fingered experts help amateur gardeners to transform their rundown gardens into small patches of paradise. Monty Don, Carol Klein and Ann-Marie Powell follow a group of amateur gardeners through the horticultural year.
Monty Don’s Real Gardens episode 2
Montagu Denis Wyatt “Monty” Don OBE (born George Montagu Don; 8 July 1955) is a British broadcaster and writer on horticulture who is best known as lead presenter of the BBC gardening television series Gardeners’ World since 2003.
Born in Germany and raised in England, Don studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge where he met his future wife. They ran a successful costume jewellery business through the 1980s which ended in almost complete bankruptcy. Don made his television debut in 1989 as a regular on This Morning, which led to further presenting work across the decade, including his own shows for BBC Television and Channel 4. Don began his writing career at this time and published his first of over 25 books, in 1990. Between 1994 and 2006, Don wrote a weekly gardening column in The Observer.
In 2003 Don replaced Alan Titchmarsh as the lead presenter of Gardeners’ World, only leaving the show in 2008 due to illness before he returned to host from 2011. Since then he has written and produced several garden series of his own; the most recent being Monty Don’s American Gardens which was aired in 2020.