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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Podcast Archive

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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Gardens Illustrated – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Paul Hervey-Brookes

20 May 2018 - 1:05pm

Staff writer Alys Hurn chats with garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes to find out more about his Nordic-style, artisan garden for Viking Cruises and Paul explains why RHS Chelsea Flower Show is unlike any other garden show in the world.

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Gardens Illustrated – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Chris Beardshaw

19 May 2018 - 1:05pm

Staff writer Alys Hurn chats with garden designer Chris Beardshaw to find out more about the story behind his NSPCC garden for Morgan Stanley and what excites him most about Chelsea this year.

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Gardens Illustrated – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Matt Keightley

18 May 2018 - 5:02pm

Staff writer Alys Hurn chats with garden designer Matt Keightley who is stepping away from the show gardens on Main Avenue to create this year’s RHS Feel Good Garden.

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Gardens Illustrated – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Kate Gould

17 May 2018 - 1:05pm

Staff writer Alys Hurn chats with garden designer Kate Gould to find out more about her New West End Garden in the new Space to Grow category at RHS Chelsea and how she intends to create a pocket of calm in the heart of London.

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Gardens Illustrated – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Sarah Price

16 May 2018 - 5:00pm

Staff writer Alys Hurn chats with garden designer Sarah Price to find out a little bit more about her Mediterranean-inspired garden for show sponsors M&G and why this particular design is her ultimate garden fantasy.

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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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Gardens Illustrated Talk 2016 – Luciano Giubbilei and Sir Paul Smith

8 September 2016 - 4:44pm

The Gardens Illustrated Talk 2016, held on the Tuesday of Chelsea Flower Show week, brought together garden designer Luciano Giubbilei and fashion designer Sir Paul Smith They explore what for them are key relationships between fashion, plants, flowers and design.

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Gardens Illustrated - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

5 August 2016 - 4:28pm

Editor Juliet Roberts and deputy Sorrel Everton chat with garden experts Annie Gatti, Arne Maynard, Tim Richardson, Annie Guilfoyle, Jason Ingram, Rosemary Alexander to get their thoughts on what turned out to be a very splendid RHS Chelsea Flower Show. (Apologies for the sound quality at some points in the interviews.)

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Gardens Illustrated Festival 2015 Sarah Raven

12 May 2016 - 3:27pm
Sarah Raven is a writer, gardener, cook and florist, whose garden at Perch Hill in East Sussex offers inspirational plantings of both vegetables and flowers. In her talk for the festival she explains how she left medicine to set up her cutting garden business and gives us plenty of advice on how to grow the best cut flowers.
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