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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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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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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