Nigel, Nell and Patti from Gardeners' World

Monty with Nigel, Nell and Patti


Monty Don's dogs names are Nigel, Nell and Patti.

Nigel was born on 17 May 2008 and is a Golden Retriever.


He is best known for his central starring role in Gardeners' World.

Nigel from Gardeners World
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Nigel's co-stars are Monty Don as well as his fellow doggy friend Nell and the newbie Patti.


Nigel has had a book written about him, Nigel: my Family and other dogs by Monty Don and is even the subject of a parody Twitter account.

Monty Don talks about dog Nigel and the book in the clip below.




Nigel does not always play an active part in the programme, choosing instead to take a nap but him and Nell are always the show stealers from poor Monty!

Nigel really enjoys playing with his tennis ball as well as stealing gardening gloves, sticks, bulbs and even seed packets in moments of mischief in the garden!



In 2016, Nigel was missing from the programme after twisting sideways to catch his beloved tennis ball and his Intervertebral disc exploded.

In 2019, he underwent an operation to remove growths in his mouth.

Sadly in May 2020 Nigel died after he suddenly fell ill. Nigel died peacefully and is buried at Longmeadow with his beloved tennis balls. 

Nigel and Nell Gardeners' World
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Nell
Nell and Monty Don
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Monty Don's dog Nellie, known as Nell is a Golden Retriever who joined Gardeners World in 2016.

Described by Monty as having the attention span of a gnat, she often does not share the same amount of screen time as Nigel!

Nigel and Nell Sleeping
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The pair however have one hobby in common... sleeping on the job!

In August 2020 Nell had an accident when chasing a stick, she impaled herself on it and speared her throat.

This narrowly missed 2 arteries and with the help of an emergency trip to the vets Nell has recovered well.

No more sticks for Nell though!


Patti

Patti from Gardeners' World
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Patti first appeared on Gardeners' World in April 2020.

Described by Monty as the smallest dog they have ever owned but is certainly the most bossy.

Patti loves the garden so will appear in future programmes.

Monty Don and Patti
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6 comments:

  1. lovely site, but I came here by clicking on a Pinterest picture of Her Majesty with Nigel. I don't see it here??

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    1. Thank you SilverWrinkly I am glad you have found us and hope you find something of interest.
      There are so many lovely photos of dear old Nigel that I try to have as many as possible on my Pinterest and just a few favourites on here.
      Best Wishes and I hope you come back to Gardeners Unearthed
      Pete Free 🌻

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  2. Love Gardeners World Monty and his gorgeous dogs Christine Duffy Lanarkshire

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    1. Good evening Christine
      We are very lucky to have Monty share his garden and Dogs with us every week.
      Hope you are enjoying the blog
      Best Wishes
      Pete Free 🌻

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  3. What breeder in the uk are the dogs from? They are so beautiful 💖💖💖

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    1. Good evening
      Nell is a Golden Retriever and Patti the little one is a Yorkshire Terrier.
      Hope you are enjoying the blog.
      Best Wishes
      Pete Free 🌻

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