Gardeners’ World cancelled: Monty Don’s BBC series taken off air in schedule shake-up | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Gardeners’ World usually airs on Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC Two and sees lead presenter Monty Don and other horticultural experts share their advice on how to care for their gardens. However, the popular series has been taken off-air in a schedule shake-up to make way for RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Green-fingered fans will have to wait another week for Gardeners’ World as the popular show has been taken off-air to make way for coverage of the horticultural event. 

But Gardeners’ World fans will still be able to get their Monty Don fix as he will have the honours of revealing the Plant of the Year and the winner of the BBC RHS People’s Choice Award 2021 on BBC Two at 8.30pm. 

Monty will be presenting the awards alongside garden designer Joe Swift. 

During the rest of the show, Texas front woman Sharleen Spiteri will share the green haven she is creating in rural Wales and viewers will meet the inspiring woman behind one of this year’s most talked-about gardens.

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While many gardening lovers may know RHS Chelsea Flower Show continues tonight, the Gardener’s World social media sites did not mention the schedule shake-up. 

Ahead of tonight’s episode airing, BBC Gardeners’ World tweeted: “Good morning! Today is your last chance to send us your gardening questions to be answered by the one and only @CarolKlein Get in touch using #bbcchelsea.”

While many asked Carol questions about their plants, Ann Far pointed out how expensive she thought tickets to the flower show were. 

She asked Carol: “Why are the tickets so prohibitively expensive and beyond the reach of most of us? #bbcchelsea

The presenter went on to detail how the flower show reminded him of the positive effect gardening can have on an individual’s mental wellbeing.

He said: “Here at Chelsea surrounded by all these incredible plants, and the brilliant design and the prize-winning vegetables, sometimes we can forget that actually gardening is personal.

“It’s not for other people and it’s so important for our wellbeing,” Monty added.

He told viewers: “On today’s programme we’re going to look at the ways that gardening and gardens are so important to so many of us for our mental health and wellbeing.”

After hearing Monty open up about his own personal experiences with depression, several viewers took to Twitter to praise him.

Rose Cavalier said: “Monty. You’re making us cry. Wonderful words. @TheMontyDon #RHSChelsea.”

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