Monty Don is a British horticulturist and author of numerous horticulture books who was born on July 8, 1955, in Iserlohn, Germany. He and his family moved to England when he was little, and he was raised with his four siblings in Basingstoke.
He rose to fame after he hosted the BBC gardening TV series “Gardener’s World” in 2003. He is currently living in Evington, Herefordshire, with his wife, Sarah Don, and his children.
How did Monty Don meet his wife? His love life.
The sixty-seven years old horticulturist met his wife, Sarah Don, at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The couple got married on July 30, 1983, when they were twenty-eight years old.
Before her marriage to Monty, Sarah was previously married. The couple started dating after eloping when they were twenty-five years old.
Monty revealed in an interview that he wanted to impress Sarah by mowing up her lawn in the initial days. They opened up a custom jewelry shop in Beauchamp Place in London.
The jewelry shop was a successful business, and Sarah was the creative head of the shop. However, as their main market was the USA, the business collapsed due to the Wall Street Crash in 1987.
After that, the couple had to leave their business. During this time, Sarah Don had already published her three books. Her books explore the ideas of traditional crafts like knitting and embroidery.
In 2003, when Monty was offered the position of host in the “Gardener’s World”, the financial crisis of the couple was averted. As of 2022, Sarah has published books like “Fork to Fork Journal”, “From Garden to the Table” and “The Home Cookbook”.
Monty Don often refers to his wife as his number-one supporter and is extremely grateful to her for her love and support. On his 39th marriage anniversary, the sixty-seven years old TV presenter shared an old picture of his wedding day on his Instagram account.
He wrote that their love is evergreen and strong as it was in the beginning.
Monty Don and Sarah Don’s kids
The sixty-seven years old TV personality has been married to his wife, Sarah Don, for more than three decades. They have three children, and all of them have settled into their life already.
The eldest son of the couple, Adam Don. He is married to Emily Don, and the couple has two children, George and Daisy Rose Don.
Monty and Sarah’s only daughter Freya is also settled. The youngest of the Don family, Tom Don, is married and currently lives in London with his family.
The famous horticulturist and his wife currently reside in Herefordshire with their two dogs, Nellie and Ned.
Monty Don has worked as a popular TV show presenter for more than twenty years. During this time, he has published more than twenty books.
He has released cookbooks and written books on gardening. His recent release, “Venetian Gardens” has garnered positive responses and reviews.
As of 2023, the estimated net worth of Monty Don is around $5 million.