Talking Gardens, the latest Gardens Illustrated podcast
If you could create your dream garden from pieces of all of your favourite places, and if you could grow any plants in the world, what would you choose? Who would you have as your imaginary head gardener, or garden designer?
In Talking Gardens, the new podcast from the team behind Gardens Illustrated, host Stephanie Mahon asks the great and the good of the gardening world to construct their ultimate fantasy growing space.
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Tune in to hear what Great Dixter’s head gardener Fergus Garrett, world-renowned garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith and garden writer Alice Vincent choose for their dream gardens.
Discover why head gardener Troy Scott-Smith is no longer watering the borders at Sissinghurst; why herb expert Jekka McVicar loves a moon gate; and how gardening saved the life of Charlie Harpur, head gardener at Knepp Castle Walled Garden.
We also learn what ethnobotanist James Wong’s imaginary Eden would look like, and what garden designer Sarah Price would never allow in her garden.
In the Chelsea Edition of Talking Gardens, we chat with the designers creating show gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show about their designs, including the themes, features and planting we can expect to see on Main Avenue and in the Great Pavilion. Discover what Cleve West plans to do with an enormous fallen birch tree; what new material Charlotte Harris has created for Horatio’s Garden; and why Tom Massey has been spending time on abandoned industrial sites.
Plus Harry Holding explains what an edimental is and Chris Beardshaw reveals shocking and hilarious truths from behind the scenes at his first ever Chelsea 25 years ago involving whitefly and HRH The King.
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