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 Festival 2015 Tom Stuart-Smith

6 January 2017 - 11:53am

In the last of our series of podcasted talks from the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2015, landscape architect, garden designer and writer, Tom Stuart-Smith, reviews his projects around the world to consider the essence of garden making when faced with an environment and culture beyond the familiar. Tom will be appearing at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017. Book tickets now. http://www.gardensfestival.com

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Podcast Archive

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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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Garden Heroine Beth Chatto

13 March 2009 - 6:20pm

Gardens Illustrated presents Beth Chatto, one of the three remarkable women featured in our Garden Heroines Series (see issue 146)

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BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - Penelope Hobhouse's Vista Conversation

27 February 2009 - 6:30pm

Acclaimed garden designer, garden historian and writer Penelope Hobhouse talks to VISTA hosts Tim Richardson and Noel Kingsbury about her life as one of our most respected gardening figures. She discusses her travels in Italy and Iran and their effect on her approach to garden design, a sense of spirituality and whether one feels a sense of virtue when creating a garden.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast February 2009

27 February 2009 - 3:00pm

With spring in the air, we indulge in the scent of flowers as writer Caroline Beck travels to the rose fields of Iran to give us a wonderfully evocative report that perfectly complements her feature in the magazine. Columnist Frank Ronan reads his Writer’s Plot and, in a welcome return to gardening, considers that this – quite literally – is how he would like to end his days.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast January 2009

5 February 2009 - 5:00pm

Make the most of the winter months and catch up on the Gardens Illustrated podcasts or visit an exhibition. We recommend the podcast of the Vista Lecture with Dan Pearson, guest editor of the January issue. Plus, we have an interview with the curator of the current British Museum’s 'Babylon: Myth and Reality' exhibition. Columnist Frank Ronan brings some garden fugitives in from the cold to cheer himself up.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - Guerrilla Gardening Lecture

8 January 2009 - 5:40pm

Back in summer 2008, the founder of the UK's Guerrilla Gardening movement Richard Reynolds was joined by designer Brita von Schoenaich and urban geographer Dr Felicity Callard to talk about their experiences and opinions on this growing phenomena and public planting in general.

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VISTA Lecture with Dan Pearson

8 January 2009 - 5:30pm

The internationally renowned garden designer, writer and Gardens Illustrated contributing editor, Dan Pearson, talks about some of the projects undertaken by his studio, including one of his early designs at Home Farm in Northamptonshire and the ongoing Millennium Forest project in Japan (more details of which can be found in the January 2009 issue of Gardens Illustrated).

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