Talking Gardens podcast: Episode 6 with Jekka McVicar

In this episode, renowned nurserywoman and herb grower Jekka McVicar describes her fantasy garden. She talks about bucking the trend by adopting organic and peat-free growing methods in her nursery back in the 1980s, and the challenges of growing plants for the Chelsea Flower Show. Jekka explains her love of Chinese garden design features such as moon gates and discusses the influence of the cookbooks her grandmother wrote. Unsurprisingly, Jekka’s imaginary Eden would be filled to the brim with herbs, and inspired by natural landscapes in South Africa and Malaysia, and she would share it with Beth Chatto and Penelope Hobhouse, and her dog - but she would never have a leylandii hedge.

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