Mr Monty Don at Ventnor Down to Earth Evening

Can i just add a few words here on how much i enjoyed Monty's talk on his garden and love of it.. it was a packed out show and it was awesome.. to hear him talk of his love and how his garden has grown from meadows/fields to what it is now.. the ups and downs. wonderful i was entralled all evening.. to see private parts of the garden that the show does not go in..

The questions and answers afterwards were wonderful. and the meet and greet also.. i got my book signed and was able to have a few words. thank u Monty for making me realise i am not mad to love my gardening  as i do.. it is my family who are mad not to love it also..

The only thing was NIgel was not there to all of ours dissapointment.. but wre told fame had gone to his head. adn he got more fan male than Monty did lol.. a wonderful evening to talk ... laughter enlightenment.. thank u Monty xxx










  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    Sounds like you had a fantastic time, I'm sure many of us would have enjoyed it also. Thanks for sharing.

  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    yr welcome hun .. it was great time.. i went on my own as mum couldnt come.. so was worried. but didnt have been.. once there chattin to all other gardening lovers. and sharing tips and info.. was wonderful..


  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800!!!!!  Bet it was a fab evening, I would love to meet Monty image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,721

    Sounds like a really enjoyable evening image

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  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,030

    It is always brilliant when we see someone who has inspired us.  Love Nigel but he doesn't say muchimage

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    He was squeaking his ball on Friday Lesley image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Nigel seems be slowing down a bit now.image

  • Is it okay if I'm not jealous?? image

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 1,974

    So so jealous, I love Monty and would love to meet him,especially after reading about his depression, hearing him genuinely inspires and uplifts me when I' m feeling low, he seems like a very good person, and I do love Nigel too! I did see he's doing a talk on my birthday in october but it's in London and I think it'd be too much to ask parents to my hubby would disturb the talk with snoring, think it'd be his idea of hell! 

  • Stick to plan a, rosemummy.......I'll move to Sheffield. image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Ooh Rosemummy, if you're serious I wouldn't mind seeing him and that way babies could stay with daddy image

    When yo get bored with Sheffield you could move to Blackpool David image

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  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    hi all sorry been trying to reply for days... but for some reason my box for writing in wouldnt come up...

    yes it was wonderful meeting him heraing talk about him and his garden and all.. i loved hearing hsi dream at 17 that told him gardening was for him. and about their jewellery business they once had.. (hence the jewel garden name) and to hear and see how it started and become what we see today.. and to hear why his writing garden start after his stroke.

    A man who is a wonderful speak very elloquent speaker.. and had us all entralled throught the hour or more long talk.. to meet him was wonderful a man with such an amazing air and vibe about him.. a man truely of the earth. xx

  • Oooooh jealous!

    Thanks for sharing - I love Monty image

  • have been watching Real Garden on 4OD. He is great on it. See more of the funny side of him. There are a lot of episodes too!

  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    So do i Jes.. and if he is here again next year.. as he loves the island.. i wil be going again.. 

    flowerlover2. 40d wow i will look for that.. as he talked about his trip to india to see the man gardens there.. any clue on what day and time that is on please hun image


  • Hi Gardeningfantic, I think he was talking about the filming of the BBC series - Around the World in 80 Gardens. I watched these on BBC iPlayer earlier this year. I am not sure when they were first broadcasted though... sorry  They might not be on the iPlayer anymore. You can try Youtube. I have watched a lot of gardening programmes on there too!  
  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    Flowerlover2.. thank u hun i will check them out. image


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