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Publisher Description

'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.

Lifestyle & Home
March 1
John Murray Press

Customer Reviews

jonathanfurness ,

Amazing retelling of the life of Sarah and Monty Don

A wonderfully honest reflection on overcoming adversity and how Monty and Sarah found gardening as a real healer to overcome adversity and mental health. As an avid gardener, this book has inspired me to note even the tiniest detail in the garden; much of which we simply take for granted but is the essence of relentless joy and excitement. Roll on many more gardening days, weeks, months and years. Thank you Sarah and Monty for a thoroughly enjoyable read. I’d love to visit Longmeadow one day to see your gardening journey for myself. Best wishes. Jonathan

JofromManorBarn ,


A truly great & fascinating story told in a personal, honest way but I'm so frustrated there are no photos !! How can you have a book describing this amazing garden WITHOUT photos? There is a photo credit so the printed version must have some...Shame on you iTunes!

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