Gardeners' World 2023: when it's on next, presenters and everything we know

Monty Don wearing a navy jumper and drinking a cup of tea in the garden for Gardeners' World 2023.
Monty Don is back for a new season of Gardeners' World. (Image credit: BBC)

Gardener's World 2023 is here to bring anyone from budding gardeners to seasoned horticulturalists everything they need to make the most out of their garden, no matter the size or location. 

For years Gardener's World has been the flagship gardening show on the BBC, with a team of green-fingered experts sharing the best tips, hints and advice from the gardening world so we can get our gardens looking their best, no matter what time of year it is. 

But when is the next episode of Gardener's World 2023 on, who are the presenters and which plants will be featured? Here is everything you need to know about Gardeners' World 2023...

Monty Don planting flowers on Gardeners' World

Monty Don is back for another season of Gardeners' World. (Image credit: BBC)

Gardeners' World 2023: when is the next episode? 

The first episode of Gardeners' World 2023 airs on Friday, March 17, 2023, on BBC Two at 8 pm. 

The new series for 2023 will see Monty and the team return with a celebration of spring. There’s been plenty going on over the winter and lots of new projects in the garden to share. As well as getting on with some essential rose pruning, Monty plants clematis and rocket, cuts back grasses and makes a start on sowing annuals for colour this summer.

Carol Klein visits Colesbourne Gardens in Gloucestershire to revel in their vibrant displays of spring colour. There's also a skateboarding gardener who has created a haven for wildlife — and herself — in her forest garden in Sheffield.

At RHS Hyde Hall in Essex, Adam Frost discovers which plants will be best suited to the changing climate. Also, there's the remarkable story of a family who bought a botanic garden in Scotland on impulse, and more of the films that have been sent in by viewers.

You can catch up on past episodes of Gardeners' World 2023 on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)

Gardeners' World 2023: What happened in previous episodes? 

Before Gardeners' World 2023 started, the BBC aired Gardeners' World Compilations 2023 consisting of four episodes that took a look back over past projects and shared gardening tips. Here's what happened in each episode: 

Episode four

In episode four Monty Don showed us how almost anything that holds soil and drains water can be used to grow seasonal veg, salad crops and herbs, while Frances Tophill visited some hardy gardeners on the Isle of Man whose beachfront plots are at the constant mercy of the sea. Arit Anderson met a woman on a mission to ‘green up’ neglected urban spaces. Kate Bradbury shared her tips for attracting wildlife into our gardens, and Toby Buckland helped Sue Kent tackle some tricky jobs in the garden.

Episode three

In episode three Monty Don grew loofahs... a plant he’s never tried before. Also,  Joe Swift visited a garden where the contemporary and traditional meet and Advolly Richmond discovered a stunning Japanese-inspired garden.

Episode two

In episode two, Monty Don planted tender annuals for high summer color and shared his tips for growing cherries and pruning blackcurrants. Also, Arit Anderson discovered a paradise garden in Cambridge.

Episode one

In episode one, the team celebrated the joy that gardens and gardening can bring by looking back at some of their seasonal highlights.

Gardeners' World 2023: who are the presenters?

Monty Don

Probably the most familiar presenter currently on Gardeners' World is Monty Don, who has been at the helm of the show since 2003. Monty is a British horticulturist, broadcaster and writer. He replaced Alan Titchmarsh as the lead presenter of Gardeners' World, only leaving the show between 2008 and 2011 due to illness.

Monty Don posing with his dogs on Gardeners' World

Monty Don has been presenting Gardeners' World for 20 years.  (Image credit: BBC)

Advolly Richmond

Advolly is a garden writer, historian, and a regular presenter on Gardeners' World

Advolly Richmond on Gardeners' World

Advolly Richmond is back for another series of Gardeners' World.  (Image credit: BBC)

Joe Swift

Joe is a  garden designer, journalist and television presenter. Viewers also might know him from being a co-presenter at The Chelsea Flower Show. 

AJ Odudu and Joe Swift surrounded by indoor plants on Gardeners' World

Joe Swift has also returned for a new season of gardening.  (Image credit: BBC)

Carol Klein

Carol is a renowned gardening expert, who also works as a newspaper columnist.

Carol Klein standing by an arch of roses in Gardeners' World

Carol Klein is part of the 2023 team.  (Image credit: BBC)

Toby Buckland

Toby is a TV presenter and author, and also took on the role of lead presenter of Gardeners' World between 2008 and 2010.

Toby Buckland with his olive trees for Gardeners' World

Toby Buckland is bringing his expertise to the show. (Image credit: BBC)

Frances Tophill

Frances is a British horticulturist and has also wrtten five books on the topic of gardening. 

Frances Tophill at Yeo Valley Garden, Somerset for Gardeners' World

Frances Tophill is back for a new series.  (Image credit: BBC)

Rachel de Thame

Rachel is a British gardener and TV presenter, and in addition to presenting on Gardeners' World she also co-presents the BBC's annual coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. 

Rachel De Thame Old Bladbean Stud Gardens for Gardeners' World

Rachel De Thame will be sharing her top tips.  (Image credit: BBC)

Adam Frost

Adam is a British garden designer, he started his career working for North Devon Parks Department and then he moved to London to work as a landscaper.

Adam Frost Dip on the Hill for Gardeners' World

Adam Frost returns for 2023.  (Image credit: BBC)

Arit Anderson

Arit is a garden designer, writer and television presenter. As well as presenting Gardeners' World, she is also known for fronting BBC One gardening show, Garden Rescue. 

Arit Anderson for Gardeners' World

Arit Anderson will be giving advice on getting the most from your garden.  (Image credit: BBC)

Nick Bailey and Rekha Mistry are also going to be joining the team for the series. 

Gardeners' World 2023: is there a trailer? 

Sadly not, but if one is released by the BBC then we will add it to this guide. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.