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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Podcast Archive

VISTA Lecture with Peter Seabrook (part 1)

5 March 2010 - 7:31pm

Recorded in autumn 2009, garden journalist and broadcaster Peter Seabrook talks to Tim Richardson and Noel Kingsbury about his enduring passion for horticulture and plants in particular.

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VISTA Lecture with Eelco Hooftman (part 1)

20 January 2010 - 5:15pm

Recorded in autumn 2009, landscape architect Eelco Hooftman, of GROSS. MAX, believes that more consideration of landscape should be taken into account by those designing cities and urban spaces. He talks about some of his current projects, including his latest work at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. NOTE: contains some strong language

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BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - Isabel and Julian Bannerman Vista Lecture

11 December 2009 - 7:30pm

Recorded in summer 2009, husband and wife design team Isabel and Julian Bannerman talk about their work at gardens including Waddesdon Manor, Arundel Castle and Highgrove.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Special 2009

12 June 2009 - 10:00am

Gardens Illustrated editor Juliet Roberts talks to garden design experts about their reaction to the 2009 show.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - Kate Raggett

23 April 2009 - 3:30pm

Gardens Illustrated Presents Kate Raggett.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast April 2009

17 April 2009 - 3:30pm

Giddy with spring, our columnist Frank Ronan sets out on a spending spree and fills his car with exciting new plants.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast March 2009

17 April 2009 - 3:00pm

Our usual monthly podcasts are currently postponed, but we still have columnist Frank Ronan reading his Writer's Plot. In March he is driven to distraction by the winds that sweep across his hilltop garden.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - James Hitchmough’s Vista Discussion

9 April 2009 - 7:00pm

James is professor at the Department of Landscape at Sheffield University where he is researching the use of naturalistic herbaceous plantings within urban settings. His approach may be scientific but the reactions from those who see the swathes of colourful prairie and meadow-like planting are heartfelt. James, Noel and Tim discuss the implications of sustainability in this work and its cultural and aesthetic impact.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Garden Heroine Joy Larkcom

20 March 2009 - 11:00am

Gardens Illustrated presents Joy Larkcom, one of the three remarkable women featured in our Garden Heroines Series (see issue 148)

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Garden Heroine Penelope Hobhouse

13 March 2009 - 6:25pm

Gardens Illustrated presents Penelope Hobhouse, one of the three remarkable women featured in our Garden Heroines Series (see issue 147)

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