Skip to main contentSkip to footer
Monty Don at Longmeadow on Gardeners' World© BBC

Monty Don shares glimpse inside rarely-seen corner of fairytale garden

The Gardeners' World star purchased his Herefordshire home in 1991

Phoebe Tatham
Content Writer
June 9, 2024
Share this:

TV star and horticulturist Monty Don sparked a fan reaction at the weekend when he shared a glimpse inside a rarely-seen corner of his sprawling family garden.

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the 68-year-old presenter, who lives with his wife Sarah in Herefordshire, uploaded a wholesome snapshot of his glorious summer patio complete with a greenhouse, potted plants, an outdoor stove and a beautifully laid dining table topped with an azure blue table cloth.

outdoor dining table in garden© Instagram
Monty's garden is a tranquil haven

In his caption, he wrote: "June dinner al fresco".

Monty also perfectly captured one of his beloved pet pooches basking in the evening sunshine. The Gardeners' World presenter is a proud owner to Ned, Patti and Peggy, and has previously spoken about his special bond with his canine clan.

garden in summer © Instagram
Monty's 'paradise' garden is so picturesque

Speaking about his love of dogs on his website, he penned: "I have lived with dogs all my life and so it is absolutely natural to me that wherever I am in the garden I should be accompanied by a dog or two. It is their garden as much as mine or any other members of the family."

He continued: "Something that I take for granted is that, by and large, they do absolutely no damage and respect the garden completely. They (rarely) dig holes or crash through the flower beds. They do treat the long paths as bowling alleys down which they career in chase of the ball that we are obliged to throw, but it is harmless enough."

green shed in garden© Instagram
The TV star has spent years transforming his home and garden

Monty's legion of followers flooded the comments section with sweet messages. Blown away by the beautiful space, one follower wrote: "Look at that cute little greenhouse! What a lovely space, I don’t believe we’ve seen it before", while a second remarked: "Love your colour combination" and a third added: "Looks absolutely fabulous, love the colours very Mediterranean."

Monty's Tudor hall home

Monty and his wife Sarah snapped up Longmeadow in October 1991. "When we bought this house it was a ruin – no roof, electricity, running water or sanitation," Monty told The English Home. "It took 10 years to finish the initial building work."

Monty Don's dog sitting in his kitchen© Instagram
Monty shares his home with his beloved dogs

The couple have since transformed their home and garden into a tranquil oasis bursting with colour.

Steeped in history, Monty describes his house as "A Tudor hall house characterised by a lot of 500-year-old oak beams. Scruffy, quirky and spacious, it is designed around creative life rather than entertaining or impressing," he explained to The English Home.

Monty Don's home, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire© Instagram
Monty Don's home, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire

Their unique property boasts 10 work rooms and studios, a sitting room and four bedrooms. Outside, meanwhile, the couple have transformed their two-acre space into an idyllic haven segmented into various smaller zones known as the 'Jewel', 'Cottage', 'Paradise' and 'Vegetable' gardens.

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Homes

See more