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Mr Monty Don

Mr Monty Don

Television presenter, writer, horticultural expert and a keen advocate for the therapeutic use of nature in treating mental illness

Best known for presenting BBC2’s Gardening World and as lead presenter ofthe Chelsea Flower Show, Monty has written of his struggle with depressionsince the age of 25 and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). He describes in hismemoir "great spans of muddy time" in which there is nothing but depression.He noted "Earth heals me better than any medicine". He has had cognitivebehavioural therapy and took Prozac before favouring a lightbox, now arecognised aid for SAD sufferers.