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

Gardens Illustrated – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Tom Stuart-Smith

21 May 2018 - 4:15pm

Staff writer Alys Hurn chats to garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith to find out why he agreed to create a Chelsea garden for the Garfield Weston Foundation and how he’s feeling about designing a garden inside the Great Pavilion.

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

16 May 2013 - 1:32pm

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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Gardens Illustrated - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

29 June 2012 - 5:11pm

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

4 October 2011 - 2:54pm

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

29 September 2010 - 10:18am

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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BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

23 June 2010 - 5:17pm

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.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Alan Titchmarsh in conversation with Beth Chatto (part 1)

9 June 2010 - 5:00pm

Iconic gardener Beth Chatto chats with Alan about her approach to gardening through the years.

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