The Jewel Garden

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John Murray Press, Mar 1, 2012 - Gardening - 192 pages

'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.

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First half re their business and brief autobiography was very interesting. Second half about the garden felt a bit rushed in places - just lists of plants they have used almost. Reread in 2016 and the ... Read full review

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First half re their business and brief autobiography was very interesting. Second half about the garden felt a bit rushed in places - just lists of plants they have used almost. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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