After running a costume jewellery business, he started broadcasting in the late 1980s and was the gardening expert on Granada TV's This Morning from 1989-1998 as well as making many travel programmes for the BBC and fronting Channel Four's Real Gardens. Monty became the main presenter on Gardeners' World in 2003 and since 2011 the show has been broadcast from his own garden, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire, aided by his faithful dogs Nigel and Nellie. He has also made Around the World in 80 Gardens, Monty Don's Italian Gardens, Monty Don's French Gardens, The History of Gardening and for his recent series, Monty Don's Paradise Gardens, he discovered more about the tulip and its sacred significance in Turkey. Monty has also written over 20 gardening books.
I have always loved tulips for their voluptuous flowers, their elegance and the way they blow a fanfare into Spring. If you want to see the best tulips in the world, then you really have to go to Holland when they are in full bloom. I am very much looking forward to joining you there.Monty Don