Monty Don reveals a ‘huge’ transformation in his garden, sparking a frenzy with stunning before and after photos.
MONTY DON has revealed a stunning garden transformation at Longmeadow that has left his Instagram followers speechless.
Monty Don, star of Gardeners’ World, shared two photos of his stunning backyard garden, taken 18 years apart.
“A look back… the cricket pitch in 2003 and October 2021,” the 66-year-old captioned his photo on Instagram.
Take a look back… the cricket pitch in 2003 and the month of October 2021
A previously bare and spartan green space had been transformed into a lushly landscaped shrubbery paradise.
To Monty’s delight, it even had perfectly symmetrical rows of trees.
Thousands of his Instagram followers liked the post in a matter of hours.
“Planting perennials always pays off,” thegoodseedto exclaimed.
“Wow, what an amazing transformation.
wardandi_yok added, “Absolutely love these comparison pics.”
“It encourages me to follow suit.”
“I think trading off all the lawn for plantings was a fantastic choice!” Annehayes5363 confessed while praising the new aesthetic.
“Inspiring!” added lafinicky cat. “I’m making my first garden right now – my first ever! – and it’s so difficult to imagine what it’ll look like when the plants are 6′ rather than 6″ high.”
“This makes me feel better about my tiny little yew hedge that I planted last year with a very long term vision in mind,” Botanybackyard said.
“It appears unimpressive at the moment, but mature yew plants were prohibitively expensive.”
However, not everyone was appreciative of the efforts made to transform the space.
“The old way is better! The new way is too crowded!” argued cynthiadreboldt.
Meanwhile, stanleymaid joked, “More bowling alley now,” adding a crying with laughter emoji.
The photo will help promote Monty’s transformational abilities in advance of his new BBC series, which premieres tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Monty will appear on The One Show at 7 p.m., followed an hour later by the premiere of his BBC2 series, Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens.
“We start in Venice, including an excursion to Valsanzibio and the sublime Villa Barbarigo,” he told his 972,000 followers, inviting them to tune in to start their weekend with an international gardening twist.
Monty recently revealed his desire to continue on other shows to Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show.
“If anyone from the BBC is listening… my production team and I would love to do more Big Dreams, Small Spaces,” says the producer.
“Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”
A look back… the cricket pitch in 2003 and October 2021