The Jewel Garden, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


'TRULY INSPIRING' Mail on SundayNow known the millions of TV viewers as Longmeadow, this is the story of Monty & Sarah Don's early days building a garden.

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.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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 16 plates illustrations
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780340826720

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I was interested to read of his early history, and enjoyed going along on the journey through the downs, and then the ups as Monty and Sarah established themselves and their garden.

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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.

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