Current publications

Please scroll down to find out about Monty’s Don’s latest books.

Monty is delighted to have made a three book agreement with Two Roads, an imprint of Hodder. The first, Paradise Gardens – wonderfully illustrated by photographer Derry Moore – will be out this spring (2018), to be followed by a book on dogs and human health next autumn and the first part of Monty’s memoirs in a couple of year’s time. We will obviously keep you all posted on exact publication dates and any promotional appearances: please do visit Monty Don’s Facebook page for real-time updates.

Down to Earth reduced

Down to Earth, by Monty Don

This is the distillation of fifty years of gardening experience. It has all Monty’s tips and essential pieces of knowledge; and also shares his view that gardening is the secret to living well. 

  • Published by DK
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241318270
  • Buy from Amazon in hardback
  • Buy from Waterstones in hardback  
  • Buy from Blackwell’s in hardback

Nigel paperback

Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs, by Monty Don

By telling Nigel’s story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. 


2015 Painting the Modern Garden

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse 

Monty was honoured to be invited to contribute to the Exhibition Catalogue for the Royal Academy of Art’s landmark exhibition in 2016.


2013 The Road to Le Tholonet

The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey, by Monty Don 

This is not a book about French Gardens. It is the story of a man travelling round France visiting a few selected French gardens on the way. 


2012 Gardening at Longmeadow

Gardening at Longmeadow, by Monty Don

Here Monty invites you into the garden at Longmeadow, to show you how you can do the same in your own.


2011 Ten Poems about Gardens

Ten Poems about Gardens, various authors, with an Introduction by Monty Don

Monty was honoured to be invited to write the Introduction for this short but inspiring collection of poems. Read them with soil under your nails and to cultivate all that grows within. 


2009 The Complete Gardener

The Complete Gardener, by Monty Don 

The Complete Gardener shows gardeners how to create a self-sustainable, environmentally friendly garden for the 21st century.


2006 My Roots

My Roots: A Decade in the Garden, by Monty Don 

This book is a collection of 50 of Monty’s articles, written as part of a regular column for The Observer.

  • Published by Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN-13: 9780340834626 (paperback, 2006)
  • Buy from Amazon in hardback or paperback
  • Buy from Hive in paperback
  • Buy from Wordery in paperback



2005 The Jewel Garden paperback

The Jewel Garden: A Story of Despair and Redemption, by Monty and Sarah Don 

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.