Monty Don is the UK’s leading garden writer and broadcaster. He has been making television programmes for over thirty years on a range of topics, spanning travel, craft, outdoor living and, principally, gardening. He has been lead presenter of the BBC’s Gardeners' World since 2003 and since 2011 the programme has come from his own garden, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire.
Monty has also made acclaimed prime time series such as Around the World in 80 Gardens, Monty Don's Italian Gardens, and Big Dreams, Small Spaces. A prolific horticultural journalist, Monty Don was the Observer’s gardening editor from 1994 until 2006. He now contributes a regular column for the Daily Mail and Gardeners’ World Magazine. Monty’s most recent books are My Garden World: the natural year and American Gardens.
Monty believes in the value of communities of all kinds (schools, families, and rehabilitation projects) working together through an understanding and love of the land, and supports several good causes along these lines. Monty is a committed organic gardener, and was for many years the President of the Soil Association.