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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

Gardens Illustrated – in conversation with Piet Oudolf and Noël Kingsbury

24 July 2015 - 4:02pm

We talk to Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and garden writer Noël Kingsbury about their recent book, Hummelo, in which Noël tracks Piet’s approach to planting design through the development of his own garden.

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Gardens Illustrated – in conversation with Piet Oudolf and Noël Kingsbury

24 July 2015 - 4:02pm

We talk to Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and garden writer Noël Kingsbury about their recent book, Hummelo, in which Noël tracks Piet’s approach to planting design through the development of his own garden.

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Noël Kingsbury in conversation with John Carter of Rowden Gardens

27 June 2014 - 10:42am

In the July issue of Gardens Illustrated we feature planting ideas for some of the best water iris as recommended by expert John Carter of Rowden Gardens. Listen here to our podcast of Noël Kingsbury in conversation with John (recorded a two years ago at Coombe Trenchard’s garden show) in which he talks about what brought him all the way from the deserts of Arabia to selling aquatics in rural Devon.

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Gardens Illustrated – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

30 May 2014 - 4:20pm

Catch up on some of the highlights of this year’s show as editor Juliet Roberts and deputy Sorrel Everton chat to leading garden experts to find out their thoughts. We hear from Andrew Duff, Tim Richardson, Rosemary Alexander, Annie Gatti, Annie Guilfoyle and garden photographer Jason Ingram.

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Gardens Illustrated Talk 2014 – Fergus Garrett and Dan Pearson in conversation with Anna Pavord

30 May 2014 - 4:18pm

The Gardens Illustrated Talk 2014, held on the Tuesday of Chelsea Flower Show week, brought together Great Dixter’s head gardener Fergus Garrett and garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson – both internationally admired gardening greats. They were led by Anna Pavord in a conversion that revealed their gardening passions and inspirations.

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Gardens Illustrated - Paris Reader Holiday

20 March 2014 - 6:47pm

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.

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Gardens Illustrated talks to John Brookes

24 December 2013 - 1:07pm

In 2013 garden designer John Brookes MBE celebrated his 80th birthday. Editor Juliet Roberts visited him at his home at Denmans in West Sussex to discuss his gardening life and thoughts on garden design past and present.

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Gardens Illustrated - More Than Honey

6 December 2013 - 12:22pm

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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Gardens Illustrated - Tokachi Millennium Forest

1 October 2013 - 4:48pm

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

2 August 2013 - 11:19am

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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Gardens Illustrated - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

23 May 2013 - 7:46pm

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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