Gardeners’ World, BBC2’s flagship gardening show, has been voted TV Gardening Series of the Year 2015 by readers of Amateur Gardening magazine and Amateurgardening.com.

The programme, presented by Monty Don from his own garden in Herefordshire, emerged as a clear winner when we asked readers which series had most inspired them to sow, hoe and mow.

The BBC’s Beechgrove Garden, fronted by Jim McColl, took second place in the poll.

Gardeners’ World series producer Chloe Rawlings thanked AG readers.

Chloe said: “We are delighted and very grateful to AG readers for their support.

“This year has seen subtle changes to the programme, not least of which is our use of more guest presenters: Adam Frost, Matthew Wilson and James Wong, among others, joined the regular team of Monty, Carol, Joe and Rachel.

“Our seed giveaways this year, of giant sunflowers and blight-resistant tomatoes, were a big success, and our new Facebook page allowed us greater interactivity with viewers,” Chloe explained.

For 2016, Gardeners’ World will be “much the same,” say producers, but they did hint that new talent may join the presenting line-up.

Chloe added: “Our philosophy is always to move forward but never away from what matters to Britain’s gardeners.

“There will be new faces among the familiar team, the usual dependable horticulture and plenty of glorious colour.

“We always strive to get the right balance of inspiration and practical advice and Gardeners’ World will continue to offer a warm welcome, to new gardeners and old hands alike.”