Monty Don: where is Longmeadow on Gardeners’ World?

THE popular horticulture show Gardeners’ World is returning to BBC Two with a new series, but fans are keen to know where Monty Don’s Longmeadow home is.

The iconic series has been airing since the 1968 and continues to go from strength to strength.

Its presenters have included Monty Don, who lives in Herefordshire, as well as Alan Titchmarsh.

Viewers of Gardeners’ World will know that one of the locations used for filming is Mr Don’s own garden, Longmeadow.

The stunning garden is located in Herefordshire, a short drive from the market town of Leominster.

Hereford Times: Drapers Lane in Leominster. Picture: James MaggsDrapers Lane in Leominster. Picture: James Maggs

It’s actually in the small village of Ivington, around two miles outside the town centre.

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On his website, Mr Don, 65, said he bought the house in Octover 1991.

Hereford Times: Golden hour over Wigmore Rolls, Herefordshire, looking towards Leominster. Picture: Tom MorrisGolden hour over Wigmore Rolls, Herefordshire, looking towards Leominster. Picture: Tom Morris

Then, the garden was just a two-acre abandoned field out the back and a much smaller area in the front covered in builder’s rubble.

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There was just one tree back then, which Mr Don said was the hazel in what is now the Spring Garden.

Everything else was rough grass, nettles and brambles.

Hereford Times: Monty Don at the RHS Malvern Spring Show. Picture: Jonathan BarryMonty Don at the RHS Malvern Spring Show. Picture: Jonathan Barry

When getting to work revamping the garden, he found that there was a harsh wind from three sides, so got to work altering the layout and putting windbreakers in place.

Longmeadow is now split into four different gardens which each have different names.

They are called The Cottage Garden, The Jewel Garden, The Paradise Garden and The Vegetable Garden.

Hereford Times