For most of us, winter can't end soon enough. In this exclusive, subscriber-only video Monty reflects on a particularly wet winter at Longmeadow, and looks forward to the year ahead.

Monty talks about how "necessary" winter is for both himself and the garden, providing as it does "a fallow period". He identifies the two different halves of the season: the run up to Christmas ("my least favourite time of the year") and the New Year onwards, when the garden becomes "a new world...filled with hope".

Ahead of the new series of Gardeners' World, Friday 20 March 2020 on BBC Two, enjoy this lovely film of Monty, Nigel and Nell at Longmeadow.

Plus, watch our other Subscriber Club video exclusive:

Video tour of Longmeadow with Monty Don, February 2020

More on Longmeadow in our March issue

Monty's preview of Longmeadow in 2020 in the March issue of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Monty's preview of Longmeadow in 2020, in the March issue of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

There's more on Monty's plans for Longmeadow in 2020 the March issue of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Turn to page 30 for more detail on what's in store in this ever-changing garden. Plus, get a glimpse of forthcoming highlights on Gardeners' World from executive producer, Gary Broadhurst.

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