Author(s): Monty Don
Monty Don and his wife Sarah moved into their semi-derelict farmhouse at Ivington in 1991, and their garden is the most tangible symbol of the spectacular way in which they have since thrived. Springing with amazing vigour from the soil behind the house, this space has been central to Monty's life; ever since he dug the very first border, he has obsessively written about it. The Ivington Diaries is a personal collection of Monty's jottings from the past fifteen years. Generously illustrated with his very own photographs, and beautifully packaged, this book promises to be one of the most delightful garden books ever published.
Monty Don is something of a national treasure, and was the much loved presenter of BBC Gardeners World for five years Monty Don's two most recent books, The Complete Gardener and Around the World in 80 Gardens, have both sold 30,000 copies in original format For fans of Nigel Slater's bestselling The Kitchen Diaries, this book is intensely personal and unique - all of the photographs are Monty's own, and it is a seductive, poetic guide to seasonal gardening
Monty Don is one of Britain's best-loved gardeners. He wrote a weekly column for the Observer between 1994 and 2006, earning him a devoted readership, and he was the charismatic presenter of BBC Gardener's World from 2003 to 2008. He lives and gardens in Herefordshire with his wife Sarah, with whom he wrote The Jewel Garden, and their three children.