Podcasts

The Gardens Illustrated podcast comes out regularly and features an eclectic mix of talks and interviews with notable garden figures and designers on a range of horticultural topics – many of them recorded on location at a range of events. It’s free to listen to, and all the past editions of the podcast are still available online for you to download.

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This Month's Podcast

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated - Paris Reader Holiday" here.

Gardens Illustrated - Paris Reader Holiday

This autumn Gardens Illustrated is running a reader holiday to Paris (13–17 October 2014). We spoke to horticulturist and tour host John Hoyland to find out more about the trip and why the capital's gardens both historic and contemporary are such an inspiration, plus find out about the unique access to private gardens and garden owners that makes this trip unmissable. To book on to the tour please contact mail@boxwoodtours.co.uk or go to www.boxwoodtours.co.uk for full details.

Podcast Archive

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated talks to John Brookes" here.

Gardens Illustrated talks to John Brookes

In 2013 garden designer John Brookes MBE celebrated his 80th birthday. Editor Juliet Roberts visited him at home to chat about his gardening life and his thoughts on the world of garden design past and present.

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated - More Than Honey" here.

Gardens Illustrated - More Than Honey

We talk to film director Markus Imhoof about his recent film More Than Honey and what it reveals about our complex relationship with the honeybee – and what we as gardeners can do to help their beleaguered numbers. The film is now available on DVD.

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated - Tokachi Millennium Forest" here.

Gardens Illustrated - Tokachi Millennium Forest

This summer editor Juliet Roberts travelled to Hokkaido in northern Japan to visit the Tokachi Millennium Forest. Here she chats to garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson about his involvement in this inspirational project. You can find out more about the project at www.tmf.jp/index_en.html 

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated Talk 2013 – In conversation with Piet Oudolf and Jinny Blom" here.

Gardens Illustrated Talk 2013 – In conversation with Piet Oudolf and Jinny Blom

The Gardens Illustrated Talk 2013, held during Chelsea Flower Show week, saw renowned Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and award-winning garden designer Jinny Blom chat about their work and give insights into how they approach planting and design.

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013" here.

Gardens Illustrated - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

This year it was the centenary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Catch up on all the highlights as editor Juliet Roberts and deputy Sorrel Everton chat to garden experts Annie Gatti, Dan Pearson, Tim Richardson, Rosemary Alexander, Andrew Duff, John Brookes and Annie Guilfoyle.

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated – Getting ready for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013" here.

Gardens Illustrated – Getting ready for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Editor Juliet Roberts talks to award-winning Swedish designer Ulf Nordfjell about his design for the Laurent-Perrier garden at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. For more podcast and video coverage from Chelsea download the iPad version of the June 2013 issue.

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012" here.

Gardens Illustrated - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

Editor Juliet Roberts and deputy Sorrel Everton chat with garden experts Annie Guifoyle, Rosemary Alexander, Jinny Blom, Andrew Wilson, Dan Pearson and Annie Gatti to find out what caught their eye at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012.

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You can download "Gardens Illustrated Lecture 2011 – In conversation with Andy Sturgeon, Dan Pearson and Cleve West" here.

Gardens Illustrated Lecture 2011 – In conversation with Andy Sturgeon, Dan Pearson and Cleve West

Gardens Illustrated’s annual lecture takes place during Chelsea Flower Show week. This year, Vista hosts Noël Kingsbury and Tim Richardson were joined by designers Andy Sturgeon, Dan Pearson and Cleve West (hot from his ‘Best in Show’ win at Chelsea) to discuss the current trends in planting and design.

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You can download "BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - Fergus Garrett and Anna Pavord in conversation" here.

BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - Fergus Garrett and Anna Pavord in conversation

Celebrating the life of the late Christopher Lloyd and the garden at Great Dixter. Fergus gardened alongside Christo for 20 years as his head gardener, while Anna was one of his many friends and a regular visitor to Great Dixter. The two recall an entertaining selection of anecdotes about the great man.

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You can download "BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010" here.

BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Gardens Illustrated editor Juliet Roberts chats with designers Dan Pearson, Jinny Blom and Andrew Wilson to find out what caught their eye at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010.