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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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast December 2008

19 December 2008 - 1:00pm

The Gardens Illustrated team gather round to discuss their favourite features from 2008 and chat about their Christmas gift ideas. Columnist Frank Ronan continues the theme with his own thoughts on the most suitable presents for gardeners. Happy Christmas from all at Gardens Illustrated.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Sustainable Garden Design with Nigel Dunnett

1 December 2008 - 5:01pm

Senior lecturer in the Dept of Landscape at the University of Sheffield, Nigel has written two books: Rain Gardens and Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls. He believes that sustainable must be aesthetic and also make sense financially. He talks about rain gardens, using design and planting to capture and utilise rain water - avoiding storm run off and floods. You'll be tempted to disconnect your drainpipes.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Sustainable Garden Design with Mark Laurence

1 December 2008 - 5:00pm

Mark is a landscape designer and founder of green walling company Biotechture Ltd. His view of sustainability is that with the implications of peak oil, gardens must sustain our society with cyclicle production. Solutions he suggests include algae biotechture, forest gardens and aquaponics.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast November 2008

1 December 2008 - 5:00pm

This month we remind garden designers of the 12 January deadline for entries to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Conceptual Gardens section and editor Juliet Roberts talks to Tim Richardson to find out more about what the judges might be looking for. We've also news of an extra podcast on sustainable gardening and an interview with gardening charity Thrive about the recent awards to blind gardeners. Finally, columnist Frank Ronan considers his RHS membership.

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VISTA lecture with David Cooper

14 November 2008 - 3:30pm

Earlier this year David Cooper, professor of philosophy at Durham University, discussed whether we need a philosophy of gardens. His talk considered the aesthetic, semantic and ethical meaning of a garden as experienced by both garden visitor and garden creator. A thought-provoking evening with lots of interesting comments from the floor.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast October 2008

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Not a full podcast this month – more an introduction to our extra podcasts available from the ‘Other Events’ section. But we do have columnist Frank Ronan with his comment for October. This month he turns his thoughts to the search for appropriate attire when working in the garden.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Conceptual Gardens Lecture (part 1)

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Introduction to event with welcome from Victoria Walsh, head of public programmes at Tate Britain, and Peter Thomas the chair of the Society of Garden Designers. 'A Landscape Can be About Anything': Tim Richardson sets the subject into context with a look at its meaning in terms of garden design and its historical background.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Conceptual Gardens Lecture (part 2)

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Swedish landscape architect Monika Gora is best known for her temporary exhibits within existing landscapes in which she aims to transform the relationship between landscape and buildings. She speaks on 'Inventing Places and Exploring by Doing'. www.gora.se

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Conceptual Gardens Lecture (part 3)

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Botanist and landscape designer Kate Cullity of Taylor Cullity Lethlean from Adelaide, Australia. As a partnership, their designs aim to establish an investigation into the poetic expression of the Australian landscape and contemporary culture. Kate talks through some recent projects in her presentation entitled 'Telling Stories: Inspiration from Art, Science and Landscape'. www.tcl.net.au

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Conceptual Gardens Lecture (part 4)

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Landscape designer and artist Andy Cao and landscape designer Xavier Perrot of Cao Perrot Studio in Los Angeles, New York and Paris, presented 'A place for dreaming - the beauty of imperfection'. In this recording Andy Cao talks through projects to describe their work as 'a blending of landscape and art'.
www.caoperrotstudio.com

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