Adam Frost worked with Gardeners World legend before getting big break on TV

Gardeners' World: Adam Frost discusses Chinese Willows

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Gardeners’ World star Adam Frost, 51, is a regular face on the BBC gardening programme alongside main host Monty Don. When the gardener first appeared on the show, he received a message which reduced him to tears, opening up about the text in an unearthed interview.

The garden designer, who has seven gold medals from the Chelsea Flower Show, explained how he’d had the opportunity to work with legendary Gardeners’ World presenter Geoff Hamilton in the early years of his career.

He said working with the late broadcaster, who hosted the show in the 1980s and 1990s, confirmed what he wanted to do in life.

Adam worked with Geoff when he was 21, several years before the late gardener’s death at 59.

He died after suffering a heart attack during a charity bike ride in 1996.

It was a message from Geoff’s widow which made Adam emotional during his debut.

He told House Beautiful: “I was incredibly lucky to get a job with the legendary Gardeners’ World presenter Geoff Hamilton when I was 21.

“Working for him had a huge influence on me and cemented my passion for plants.

“When I first appeared on Gardeners’ World, I received a text from Geoff’s widow, Linda, saying how proud of me he’d have been.

“I sat watching the programme with tears rolling down my cheeks,” he recalled.

Adam joined the cast of Gardener’s World in 2016.

He had previously worked with Geoff on his garden in Barnsdale, Rutland.

The garden often featured in the programme during his long-running stint on the show.

Adam presents the show from his own garden in Lincolnshire.

He lives with his wife Sulina and their four children Abi-Jade, Jacob, Amber-Lily, and Oakley.

In addition to appearing on the show, he runs a garden school from home.

He regularly shares updates from his beautiful estate on Instagram.

It was also on social media that his co-star Monty Don revealed that he would be taking a two-week break from the show.

On June 25, he told his 234,200 Twitter followers that he had been working on a new series in Italy, Greece and Croatia.

A few days later, he returned to the micro-blogging site to say that filming in his garden had resumed with a socially-distanced “full crew”, after over a year of working on his own with remote cameras.

Gardeners’ World continues tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.

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