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Meet Gardeners' World presenter Monty Don's family

The BBC presenter is a husband, father and grandfather

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Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
Updated: 16 February 2024
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Monty Don has been a regular face thanks to his work on BBC's Gardeners' World and similar shows, so it's no wonder the presenter, often dubbed "the nation's gardener", has become a TV favourite over the years.

The TV presenter is clearly passionate about his work, but Monty is also a dedicated father, grandfather and husband. 

The 68-year-old tends to keep his private life away from the spotlight, but if you're intrigued to know more about his family, here's what we know...

Monty Don and Sarah Don pictured in 2016© Nick Harvey/Shutterstock
Monty Don and Sarah Don pictured in 2016

Who is Monty Don's wife?

Monty Don's wife is Sarah Don and the husband and wife have been happily married for more than four decades. After meeting at Cambridge University, Monty and Sarah, who now reside in Herefordshire, married in 1983.

Although Monty is now best known for his TV work, the couple once worked alongside one another. 

In the early eighties, Monty and Sarah set up their own jewellery business in Knightsbridge and had a number of famous clientele including Princess Diana and Boy George. 

However, the stock market crash of 1987 resulted in the business becoming bankrupt and the couple soon closed their business.

Monty Don and his wife Sarahw pictured at the Edinburgh International Book Festival© Shutterstock
Monty Don and his wife Sarahw pictured at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Who are Monty Don's children?

Monty and Sarah have three grown-up children, Adam, Tom and Freya. The couple are even proud grandparents to George and Daisy Rose.

Monty's adorable grandson, George
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What else is there to know about Monty Don's family?

Monty has opened up about his family life a few times over the years, including how his work often gets in the way of spending quality time with his wife and children.

MORE: Monty Don credits wife Sarah for saving 'troubled' star from life in prison 

MORE: Inside Monty Don's cosy country living room that his dogs are obsessed with 

Speaking with The Guardian in 2009 about his life and career, Monty said: "Ask Sarah what the worst thing is about living with me and she would probably say that I always put work above everything else," he explained candidly, adding: "To the detriment of my children, my wife, my health, my life. And what I am really bad at is saying no."

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