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24 April, 2019
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Garden Podcast: The RHS Perennial Garden, 2019

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Over 2 episodes, the following tells the story of The Perennial Garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019.
The garden was designed to celebrate Perennial’s 180th Anniversary.  Continue Reading →

17 April, 2019
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Garden Podcast: Claire Greenslade, Hestercombe

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Peter Donegan chats with Claire Greenslade, head gardener at Hestercombe.

Following a degree in fashion and textiles, working in the clothing industry and making stained glass windows, she went on to volunteer at the Barley Wood Walled Garden at Wrington. That was the springboard to a three year National Trust gardening apprenticeship at Barrington Court, and from there to Hestercombe where she is integral in the development and preservation of this historic estate. She says: “Hestercombe is very special: it’s one of the few places in the country that you can walk into one of Jekyll’s designs,”

Hestercombe is unique in that it boasts three centuries of garden design, and one of the best examples of collaboration between architect Edwin Lutyens and gardens designer Gertrude Jekyll. Owned by the Hestercombe Gardens Trust, Hestercombe attracts almost 100,000 visitors annually and offers a contemporary art gallery in the main house, and 50 acres of formal and landscape gardens. The ongoing restoration and preservation of Hestercombe is the driving force for the Trust, and future plans include reinstating a 400-year-old water gardens in the park area of the estate.

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10 April, 2019
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Garden Podcast: Glebe Gardens, West Cork

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Peter Donegan chats with Jean Perry of Glebe Gardens of Baltimore West Cork, with very special thanks to Bev and Miriam of West Cork Garden Trail.

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3 April, 2019
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Garden Podcast: Jack Dunckley

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Jack Dunckley is one of the hottest garden design talents in the UK. He has a won over 20 prestigious awards for his achievements including 10 RHS medals at shows including RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Notably, he is the youngest medal winner for a show garden at Chelsea to date.

I first came across Jack at Chelsea in 2016, at the time and to his credit it was the day before judging and understandably and logically, we never got around to that interview. Three year later and alongside Andrew Fisher Tomlin of London College of Garden Design, Peter Donegan chats with Jack about all things garden design and his career to date.

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26 March, 2019
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Garden Podcast: Anita Bates, Perennial

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Anita Bates works with Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture, and their families, when times get tough.

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