Monty Don laments the loss of a prized possession at home after Adriatic Gardens airs.


After watching Adriatic Gardens, Monty Don laments the loss of a prized possession at home.

MONTY DON used Twitter this evening to inform fans that one of his prized possessions had been destroyed shortly after he returned home from his Venice tour.

Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens, a new three-part series from expert horticulturist Monty Don, 66, returned to our screens tonight.

The host then revealed that one of his personal belongings had survived the journey home, only to be ruined as soon as he walked through the door.

Monty wowed viewers tonight as he explored stunning Venetian gardens and unearthed some of the floating city’s hidden gems.

They would be able to peer into private gardens in Corfu, see a grand new park in Athens, and even see an Adriatic garden that Monty had been helping to create, according to the gardening journalist who introduced the show.

Monty’s straw hat seemed to follow him around on his sun-drenched adventures.

The BBC star, however, revealed on social media that the dependable piece of headwear had been completely destroyed, sharing a photo of the rim ripped from the top of the hat.

“Thanks to all for kind comments about prog 1 of Adriatic Gardens,” he tweeted out to his 245,700 followers.

“For the record, Nellie destroyed my hat, which I purchased in South Africa a few years ago, within 5 minutes of my arrival home from Venice!”

Nellie the golden retriever, Monty’s dog, joined Gardeners’ World in 2016 and now lives with Patti, the gardener’s other dog.

Nigel, Monty’s beloved golden retriever, was also a familiar sight on television screens, but he died in 2020.

Monty’s fans expressed their gratitude for his new show in the comments section of the post, which appeared to be a welcome ray of sunshine on a cold January evening.

“It’s really brightened me up,” Seninegirl said.

Even the fictitious sun has aided in the uplift of my spirits.

The best of armchair travel.

Penny David wrote, “Absolutely wonderful programme – warm, mellow, and verdant, ideal for a dreary January evening.”

“That was the sweetest program I’ve seen in a long time, thank you,” Jane Dunnock added.

“I’ve always been fascinated by Venice’s hidden gardens behind the walls and was awestruck by them.

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