Gardeners’ World

Setting the nation’s horticultural agenda for 50 years

Celebrating 50 years of setting the nation’s horticultural agenda in 2017, the UK’s biggest and best-loved gardening show is appointment-to-view television for an army of loyal fans.

“Twice as long. Three times as good.”

Nigel Slater

The detail

Gardeners’ World, first broadcast in 1968, regularly attracts audiences of over 2.5 million in its Friday night slot on BBC One. Adopting a new format of eight hour-long episodes in 2016, the show sees a team anchored by Monty Don offer tips, advice and inspiration from gardens large and small across the country.

Don, following in the footsteps of previous lead presenters Alan Titchmarsh, Geoff Hamilton and Percy Thrower, sets the tone for the show by delivering weekly practical advice from his garden at Longmeadow, accompanied by his faithful dogs Nigel and Nellie. He’s joined by Rachel De Thame, Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Flo Headlam and Seven-times Chelsea Gold medal winning designer Adam Frost.

Produced by BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions, the shows sells to 32 countries worldwide. Over the years, Gardeners’ World has won many awards including the 2015 Royal Television Society West New On-Screen Talent award for Adam Frost, and multiple Gardening Media Guild Awards for Best TV Gardening broadcast.