Born George Montagu Don on July 8, 1955 he is better known to millions of television viewers as Monty Don.
In 2003 Monty became the main presenter for the long running series Gardeners’ World on BBC Two. He replaced Alan Titchmarsh who had appeared on screen since 1996, taking over following the sudden death of Geoff Hamilton who presented from 1979.
Due to illness Monty briefly left the show in 2008 but returned a few years later in 2011. Outside of television Monty writes a regular column for the Daily Mail newspaper and has written many published books.
His latest book was published in September 2020 and is titled ‘My Garden World: the natural year’.