The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned for another year, with this year’s themes focusing on inclusivity and promoting gardening for all. The nation’s favourite gardening social event of the year, the show aired its latest episode on BBC with viewers swooning over Monty Don, one of the co-hosts of the show.
Monty Don, 67, who is also a host of Gardeners’ World, co-hosted the show with Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift, reviewing and analysing this year’s garden designs. During the show, BBC viewers were left swooning over Monty, with several branding him a “don” and gushing about him on Twitter. One wrote: “I think I could listen to Monty Don talk all day long. Swoon.”
This year’s show focused on teaching viewers how to garden in an ever-changing climate, as well as the importance of gardening for our health and well-being. The show highlighted the importance of inclusivity in gardening and how it can be a therapeutic activity for people of all ages and backgrounds.
The show also featured several garden designs that showcased the beauty of nature, with many gardens featuring a variety of flowers and plants that are native to the UK. The show also featured several sustainable gardening practices that can help reduce the impact of gardening on the environment.
Monty Don’s soothing voice and his extensive knowledge of gardening were praised by viewers on Twitter. One viewer wrote: “His voice is rather soothing, isn’t it?” Another viewer quipped: “Monty (Ding) Don.” Many viewers praised Monty’s knowledge of gardening, with one viewer writing: “Any one else think a man who knows the difference between cowslip and cow parsley an absolute fitty?”
The show also highlighted the importance of gardening for mental health, with several garden designs featuring spaces for relaxation and meditation. Gardening has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, with studies showing that it can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Overall, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a success, with viewers left inspired by the beautiful garden designs and the importance of gardening for our health and well-being. The show highlighted the importance of inclusivity in gardening and how it can be a therapeutic activity for people of all ages and backgrounds. Monty Don’s extensive knowledge of gardening and his soothing voice left viewers swooning, with many branding him a “don” on social media.