Monty Don's new book is here! We reveal what you can expect inside

Monty Don's personal journey through the seasons makes fascinating reading in his new book. Plus, order your copy today and make great savings

Monty Don
(Image credit: Derry Moore)

Monty Don's new book is an absolute treat. We know because we were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of it. It didn't disappoint. My Garden World is a celebration of Monty's observations and insights, and it feels relevant to each and every one of us. This is Monty's personal journey through the natural year, month by month, season by season, observed from the immediate world around him. 

'From a very early age I loved the countryside as much as any garden and was fascinated by the life that I saw all around me, from trees, wildflowers, birds, insects and mammals,' says Monty. 'In a sense this book has been over sixty years in gestation. I have kept notebooks and journals ever since I could write and I have drawn upon these as well as the events of the past year.' The book is dedicated to his dog Nigel, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Starting with January and working through the year, Monty recalls what he loves most in his garden, covering everything from flowers and plants to birds and butterflies. You're guaranteed to find plenty to inspire in this latest offering from our favourite gardening guru. Like all of the best gardening books, it's packed with tips, ideas and brilliant ways to make the most of your own outdoor space. Keep scrolling to see how you can get your copy – order today and you could be reading it in your own garden this weekend. 

Front cover of My Garden World by Monty Don

Monty Don's brand new book is called My Garden World

(Image credit: Derry Moore)

4 of our favourite Monty Don books (and where to buy them)

My Garden World by Monty Don | RRP £20, now £12 at Amazon

My Garden World by Monty Don | RRP £20, now £12 at Amazon

This brand new book is a delightful journey through a year at home in the country with the garden writer and TV presenter. Over 416 pages, you'll get a wonderful insight into the things that matter most to Monty. 

Nigel: My Family And Other Dogs by Monty Don | RRP £10.99, now £9.01 at Amazon

Nigel: My Family And Other Dogs by Monty Don | RRP £10.99, now £9.01 at Amazon 

When Monty Don’s golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners’ World it inspired a huge amount of interest, including fan mail and he even got his own social media accounts! In this book, Monty Don explores what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. 

Paradise Gardens | RRP £40, now £20.59 at Amazon

Paradise Gardens | RRP £40, now £20.59 at Amazon

As seen on the highly acclaimed BBC2 series Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens, this book is a glorious celebration of the richness of Islamic culture captured through some of the most beautiful gardens on earth.

Japanese Gardens | RPP £35, now £28.23 at Amazon

Japanese Gardens | RPP £35, now £28.23 at Amazon

To accompany the BBC2 series Japanese Gardens, this beautifully photographed book (with photographs by Derry Moore) celebrates traditional Japanese gardens, which combine aesthetics with ethics in a perfectly curated celebration of nature. 


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Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson has been a lifestyle journalist for many years, writing about gardens since 2015. She's written for Gardeningetc.com, Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, as well as Country Homes & Interiors and Modern Gardens magazines. 


Her own (small urban) garden is a work in progress  - so many ideas, not enough space to cram them in. Hero plants include her ever growing collection of ornamental grasses, black bamboo and ferns, and the perennials like salvias and penstemons that come back reliably year after year. All very restrained though when in fact she'd love to pack her garden with gaudy dahlias and giant cannas, so these are top of her wish list for what to grow next.