Monty Don wife: How wife Sarah supported Monty after Gardeners’ World host fell ill

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Monty Don, 64, shows what herbs thrive better in the shade as he shows his tips and tricks for the perfect herb garden on tonight’s episode of Gardeners’ World. Monty is known for his love of gardening on-screen, but he has always been vocal about his affection for wife Sarah Don.

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Monty and Sarah married in 1983 and have been married for nearly 40 years.

The couple are said to have met Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Together Monty and Sarah have three children, sons Adam and Tom, and daughter Freya.

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In 2008, Monty opened up to the Daily Mail on how Sarah was by his side when he suddenly fell ill.

Monty said: “As I walked it felt as if I was tipping over, so I’d lean the other way and find myself tipping into a hedge instead.

“I cannot over-exaggerate how alarmed and unwell I felt.

He added: “‘It was incredibly frightening because it was as if I had entered totally uncharted territory.

“I said to my wife Sarah: ‘Hold me because I think I’m dying and, if I am, I want to die in your arms.'”

Monty later found out he had suffered a mini-stroke.

At the time, Monty said how much he appreciated having Sarah by his side.

Monty said: “Sarah and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary on the 29th of this month, and our marriage has never been stronger.

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“It’s always been good, but it’s even better now.”

Monty also spoke of how his children helped him recover.

He said: “My children have been very sweet and put a chair in a parasol in the garden so I could sit and enjoy it.

“I’ve made the decision to take the rest of the year off, and it’s been wonderful to spend more time with Sarah and the children.

“I was so busy that last year my diary was filled to December by mid-February, Now it’s empty.”

In a more recent interview with Radio Times, Monty spoke of his love for his children.

Monty said: “I love my children, I adore them. Would die for them, kill for them.

“We’re very honest with each other. At times that’s brutal; at others, it’s liberating and enlightening. We are good friends.”

Gardeners’ World continues tonight on BBC Two at 9pm.

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