THE county's most famous gardener was among those recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Monty Don, who lives near Leominster, was made an OBE for services to horticulture, broadcasting and charity.

He presented BBC Gardeners' World from 2003 to 2008, before returning in 2011.

Writing on Twitter, Mr Don said: "Thanks for all kind comments.

"I do, of course, feel both very honoured and that it is for gardeners everywhere who, quietly, modestly, make this world a better place."

Another Herefordshire man to be given an OBE was Jeremy David Blyth.

He received the honour for "services to UK and EU security" for his work on the Galileo Programme and the European Galilieo Security Board.

Meanwhile, Susan Cooper was given an MBE for services to conservation and the environment in Herefordshire and Shropshire while two county residents will soon received British Empire Medals.

Eileen Dorothy Elsie Dilley was recognised for her services to the Women's Institute and Andrew Paul Gillat was praised for his community work in Shobdon.