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Garden Podcast: Juliet Roberts, Editor, Gardens Illustrated (Magazine) Festival


On this episode of the garden podcast:

Gardens Illustrated Festival, 2017

Peter Donegan talks to Juliet Roberts, the Editor of Gardens Illustrated Magazine.

Formerly in the film industry, in 2012 Juliet was listed as one of the top 30 most influential gardeners and since the now Bristol based (formerly London) Gardens Illustrated magazine, that at present now boasts its highest ever subscription rate.

Peter and Juliet talk gardens, garden shows, James Alexander Sinclair, former guest of the show Noel Kingsbury, life in London and a history of veg plots. We chat life in Bristol, a life not always in the garden industry, but were the love for that was always there and how that evolved.

Juliet Roberts, Arne Maynard, pic Gardens Illustrated

The next event on the horizon is of course the Gardens Illustrated Festival. Of that they note:

Join Gardens Illustrated magazine for their second Gardens Festival, taking place at the magnificent Westonbirt School, Tetbury in the heart of the Cotswolds on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March. Visitors will enjoy a fascinating programme of talks from leading experts covering everything from discovering the allure of umbellifers with plantswoman Marina Christopher, to understanding the finer points of what makes a great garden with designer Annie Guilfoyle. Other speakers include Alys Fowler, Roy Lancaster and Sarah Raven.

To keep you busy in between the talks you are invited to browse the beautiful Shopping Marquee within the grounds of the spectacular Westonbirt School. The Shopping Marquee is free to all visitors and you’ll find over 40 of the top traders in the industry including nurseries, artists and garden accessory companies. There will also be FREE plant and design clinics offering 10 minute individual advice and self guided tours of the stunning Westonbirt School gardens.

Tickets to the talks are limited and so be sure to book yours today by visiting or phoning 0871 230 7156. *calls cost 13p per minute plus standard network charges. Lines open 24 hours a day. 

This interview with much thanks to Marie Davies and Caroline Roper. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work.

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