The Jewel Garden
By Monty Don, Sarah Don, and Monty Don & Sarah Don
The face of British gardening Monty Don and his wife Sarah tell the magical story of the garden they built at Longmeadow
'TRULY INSPIRING' Mail on Sunday
Now familiar to millions of Gardeners' World fans as Longmeadow (the home of Nigel & Nellie), this is the story of Monty & Sarah Don's early days there. THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of the garden that bloomed from the muddy fields around the Dons' Tudor farmhouse, a perfect metaphor for the Monty and Sarah's own rise from the ashes of a spectacular commercial failure in the late '80s .
At the same time THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of a creative partnership that has weathered the greatest storm, and a testament to the healing powers of the soil. Monty Don has always been candid about the garden's role in helping him to pull back from the abyss of depression; THE JEWEL GARDEN elaborates on this much further. Written in an optimistic, autobiographical vein, Monty and Sarah's story is truly an exploration of what it means to be a gardener.
Monty and Sarah Don have been gardening together for 30 years, originally in London, where they based their jewellery business, and over the past 30 years in Herefordshire, where they now live. Monty is best known for his weekly column on the Daily Mail, as main presenter of BBC Gardeners' World. And, of course, Nigel.
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15 Aug 2005
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Truly inspiring... Told with compelling honesty — Mail on Sunday
Overwhelmingly honest, passionate, inspiring, with prose to die for. Like everything else Don does, this purports to be about gardens and gardening but is actually a meditation on family and love. — Julie Myerson, Books of the Year, Independent on Sunday
Overwhelmingly honest, passionate, inspiring, with prose to die for... a meditation on family and love — Independent on Sunday
Truly inspiring ... told with compelling honesty — Mail on Sunday