How old was Monty Don’s dog Nigel?

Nigel, a golden retriever, became the unlikely star of Gardeners’ World – filmed at Don’s garden, Longmeadow, at his home in Herefordshire – and died in May, aged 12. Don, who writes about the dog movingly in his latest book, My Garden World, still cannot quite believe how famous Nigel was.

When did Nigel the dog die?

Nigel died unexpectedly the day after Don finished the book. The dog suffered a major seizure at around 1am on May 4, and Don said in the book Nigel did not appear to know where he was, and seemed to have lost his sight.

How did Nigel on gardeners world die?

Nigel died in May after he suffered from a brain tumour which caused him to have “violent fits all night”.

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