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: Conceptual Gardens Lecture (part 5)

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Landscape architect Claude Cormier is based in Montreal in Canada and works on urban landscape projects. His talk is entitled 'Artificial... Not Fake'. His first conceptual garden was created 20 years ago as a bamboo forest in a nightclub. This bringing together of opposite worlds continues to inform his work.
www.claudecormier.com

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Conceptual Gardens Lecture (part 6)

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Eelco Hooftman of Edinburgh-based landscape architects GROSS. MAX talks on the 'Art of the Artifact or Cult of the Cultivar'. The studio has undertaken many project throughout Europe earning a reputation for it contextual approach to urban spaces.
www.grossmax.com

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: Conceptual Gardens Lecture (part 7)

31 October 2008 - 5:00pm

Question and answer session featuring all designers and question from the floor.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: RHS Wisley Dahlia Trials

9 October 2008 - 12:00pm

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter in East Sussex, talks about the dahlia trials at Wisley. He comments on some of the findings of the trials and which are his personal favourites.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast September 2008

25 September 2008 - 3:00pm

In the September podcast we indulge our love of dahlias with interviews from the Dahlia Trials Open Day held at RHS Wisley, Surrey. We also hear from gardener and te presenter Sarah Raven about her top tips for growing vegetables through the autumn and winter. And columnist Frank Ronan is delighted by colour in the garden.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast August 2008

22 August 2008 - 5:30pm

This month we hear from photographer Nic Barlow, who has pursued a life-long passion to record in pictures some of the most notable follies and grottoes of Europe. And columnist Frank Ronan introduces us to Mrs Trug.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast July 2008

22 July 2008 - 1:30pm

A summer special with the Gardens Illustrated team getting together to chat about recent garden visits they've made. They discuss the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, a garden in Cornwall, village scarecrows and all things roses. And then our columnist Frank Ronan talks about plants that enjoy their moment of glory then allow others to take the limelight.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: magazine podcast June 2008

17 June 2008 - 1:00pm

This month Tony Kirkham, head of arboriculture at Kew, shows us round the world-famous botanical garden's latest attraction: the exciting new Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway. We also talk to salad-growing expert Charles Dowding about his new book Salad Leaves for All Seasons, and regular columnist Frank Ronan encourages us to savour 'growing' our gardens rather than buying them 'ready-made'.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008 Special

23 May 2008 - 1:00pm

Gardens Illustrated editor Juliet Roberts speaks to three garden expert: Tim Richardson, Dan Pearson and Andrew Wilson, about this year's Chelsea Flower Show. They each give their opinions on the event picking up on current trends and must-have plants.

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BBC Gardens Illustrated Magazine - May 2008 podcast

20 May 2008 - 7:30pm

A busy month in the garden and in the podcast with our first outside broadcast from the new Shirley Sherwood Gallery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with Dr Sherwood showing us round the gallery's display of botanical art. Then there's an interview with author Christopher Stocks about his latest book Forgotten Fruits and Frank is mesmerised by the colour blue. Don't forget to visit our new forum and get involved in the various discussions.

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