An Evening with Monty Don

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Book Now

05 November 2022

Audiences are invited to spend an evening with the BBC Gardeners’ World presenter and gardening writer this Autumn as he shares his passion for gardens and the unique role they play in human inspiration and wellbeing. For these exclusive events, Monty will share tales from his career in gardening, detail his favourite gardens – both ancient and modern, and reveal how he fell in love with the natural world. Discover how he created his beautiful garden at Longmeadow, the gardening practices he considers to be the most useful and important, and the magical impact of the changing of the seasons on each part of the garden. With something for seasoned gardeners and green-fingered novices alike, don’t miss the
opportunity to join Monty for a timely and thought-provoking celebration of the ever-surprising and comforting presence of nature. This is the ultimate Monty Don experience.

Monty Don O.B.E. is the UK’s leading garden writer and broadcaster. He has been making television programmes for over thirty years on a range of topics, spanning travel, craft, outdoor living and, principally, gardening. He has been the lead presenter of the BBC’s Gardeners’ World since 2003 and since 2011 the programme has come from his own garden, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire. Monty has also made acclaimed prime
time series such as Around the World in 80 Gardens, Monty Don’s Italian Gardens, Monty Don’s French Gardens, The Secret History of the British Garden, Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens, Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens, Monty Don’s American Gardens & three series of Big Dreams, Small Spaces.

Born in 1955, Monty grew up in Hampshire where he gardened with his family from a young age and was educated at a variety of schools followed by Magdalene College, Cambridge. From the early 1980s, Monty and his wife Sarah set up and ran a fashion jewellery business which enjoyed considerable success. The business closed in 1990 just as Monty’s television and writing career was taking off. A prolific horticultural journalist, Monty Don was the Observer’s gardening editor from 1994 until 2006. He now contributes a regular column for the Daily Mail and Gardeners’
World Magazine.

Monty’s numerous books include Fork to Fork, The Jewel Garden (both with Sarah Don), Around the World in 80 Gardens, The Complete Gardener, The Ivington Diaries, The Road to Le Tholonet, and his bestsellers Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs and Down to Earth. Monty’s most recent books are The Sunday Times Bestseller, My Garden World: the natural year and American Gardens, which like his books Paradise Gardens
and Japanese Gardens, was created with the acclaimed photographer Derry Moore.

Tickets on general sale Friday 22nd July 2022:

Tyne Theatre & Opera House
117 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Book Now


Events Finder


Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

Moving Dance Tribute to the North East’s Heritage, Stairwall – The Things We Find by Esther Huss, Reinvigorates Industrial Communities

Inspired by the notion of ‘almost too serious’, Stairwall - The Things We Find, is a playful exchange of dance, visual art, and music, which holds the beauty of the North East, and the stories communities offer at its core.

Read More

Celebrate the Festive Season with the Tyne Theatre and Opera House!

Coming to a show Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a great way to kick-start your Christmas – and you’ll be spoilt for choice. From Panto to Ballet, from crafting to music, the Theatre has something for everyone.

Read More