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THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TEAMS UP WITH MONTY DON FOR GARDENERS’ WORLD ROYAL SPECIAL

THE Duchess of Cornwall is teaming up with Monty Don for A Gardeners’ World Royal special.

The Duchess, 74, will appear on this week’s show as Monty, 66, shows her round Longmeadow. The pair will chat about her long standing love of gardening and what she most enjoys growing as they explore the Jewel Garden.

At one point, the Duchess discusses how important gardens and gardening can be for our wellbeing, especially over the course of the past 18 months and numerous lockdowns.

She says: “I think gardens got people through Covid, they realised how special a garden was and what they could do with it,they could become inventive, even if they hadn’t before they could start growing vegetables.

“It was a sort of spiritual experience for them, they discovered a sort of affinity with the soil – you can go into a garden and you can completely lose yourself, you don’t have to think about anything else. You’re surrounded by nature, you’ve got birds singing, you’ve got bees buzzing about – there is something very healing about gardens.”

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