Montagu Don, otherwise known as Monty, is one of Britain’s favourite horticulturalist, and bestselling author of The Complete Gardener and Fork to Fork. The television presenter proudly shows off his green thumb on such series as the BBC’s Gardeners’ World, while his gardening ability regularly makes appearances at events and exhibitions across the globe, including the Chelsea Flower Show. When Monty isn’t entertaining the nation on television, he is booked for a variety of events, called upon to judge competitions, front panel discussions and take part in insightful Q&As. Audiences are inspired by Monty to turn their gardens into a paradise, using his helpful tips and tricks to make the most of their space. Charming, witty and a natural onstage, an event featuring this horticulture expert will be truly unforgettable.
Monty’s first taste of the small screen was on This Morning, where he presented a gardening segment. This led to an appearance on BBC’s Holiday and Tomorrow’s World, a programme that predicted the science and technological developments of the future. Starting as an amateur gardener, it is Monty’s lifelong passion for all things horticultural that led him to feature on Don Roaming, Fork to Fork and Real Gardens, where he has expressed his penchant for organic farming. Monty shot to fame on Gardeners’ World, with viewing figures reaching five million since he joined the team in 2003.
Since 2014, Monty was appointed the lead presenter of the Chelsea Flower Show. The prestigious event honed the presenter’s live hosting skills, which are characterised by his natural confidence and ability to connect with audiences. When booked for public, private, and corporate events, Monty delivers the same onstage charm that shines through at the Chelsea Flower Show. From Around the World in 80 Gardens to Natural World, Monty Don’s Italian Gardens to Monty Don’s French Gardens and later Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens, his wealth of appearances are a testament to Monty’s nationwide reputation.
Monty’s BBC show, followed by a book, titled Growing out of Trouble, presented the rehabilitation journey of several heroin addicts. Inspired by the positive influence of nature, Monty later launched the Monty Don Project, which gives offenders an opportunity to improve their prospects by working the land. More worthy causes close to Monty’s heart include Farms for City Children, which he is the Vice President of, the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and Bees for Development, where Monty is a Patron. Such a close connection makes Monty the perfect charity fundraising presenter. Later awarded an OBE in 2018, this bestselling horticulturalist will ensure that your event is unforgettable.