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The Scottish Garden Podcast

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A chat with Serena from Seeds of Hope Scotland, which supplies wildflower seeds to good causes.  It was developed during lockdown in 2020 and has grown into a social enterprise with a focus on biodiversity and mental health.  We talk about how
Episode 16 of the Scottish Garden Podcast is a chat with Sallie Sillars, Head Gardener at Horatio’s Garden Scotland, which is located within the grounds of Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
An episode for daffodil-lovers everywhere!  A chat with Caroline Thomson of Backhouse Rossie, location of Scotland’s Daffodil Festival and the National Collection of Backhouse daffodils. Caroline Thomson is a direct descendant of the Backhouse
Episode 14 is a chat with MT O'Donnell, editor of the Scottish Gardening Magazine, a new,  free, digital, bi-monthly publication aimed directly at gardeners in Scotland. Our discussion is a celebration of Scottish gardening!  We talk about why
The guest for this episode is Brian Cunningham, one of the regular presenters on the BBC Scotland TV programme Beechgrove and Head Gardener at Scone Palace in Perth.We discuss his career in horticulture, how he puts his stamp on the Scone Palac
We're back after a break to bring you a conversation with Ray Cox, a photographer based in Perthshire and specialising in plants and gardening.  His images are frequently published in newspapers and magazines like Scotland on Sunday, The Englis
A conversation with Susie Walker-Munro, a founder member of the Tea Gardens of Scotland collective, producers of the first 100% Scottish-grown tea.We discuss how the project began, how they grow and make their tea and their hopes for the future
A conversation with Simon Milne, the Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  We talk about its 350th anniversary celebrations, its history and wealth of plant material, education, community and the future - plans for restoring and
A chat with Keri Ivins, the Development Manager at Cambo Heritage Trust.  We talk about the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, Cambo's recently redeveloped Stables Visitor Centre and how they support young horticulturists and volunteers.  Cambo Garden
We're getting ready to return for 2020!  In the meantime, here's a trailer for the Scottish Garden Podcast, highlighting some of the topics we've discussed on the show so far.  If you haven't listened to Scotland's only gardening podcast yet -
A conversation with Monica Straughan, Treasurer of the group Beautiful Perth, the winners of the RHS Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions Award.We discuss what it takes to receive such an accolade, the rewarding work done by the dedicated tea
A chat with Ken Cox, woodland plant expert, horticulturist, author and Glendoick Garden Centre owner.  We discuss peat, pots and plant hunting, and I take advantage of Ken's expertise to ask him how best to look after my rhodedendrons! Glendoic
Interviewing Jim Jermyn, Head Gardener and Property Manager at Branklyn Garden in Perth.  We talk about plant hunters, blue poppies, horticulture training and gin! Branklyn Garden is a National Trust property and features a lovely tearoom with
A chat with the Director of Terrill Dobson, director of Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  We discuss the criteria for opening your garden to the public, the theme for this year, the fundraising element of the scheme and which gardens are a must-see! 
Extra bonus episode for May! Ahead of Scotland's big horticultural show, Gardening Scotland, I’m chatting to students from Scotland’s Rural College about their current project - designing a show garden for this year’s event and talking to their
Karen Wilkieson and Sue Rabjohns are the growers behind East Neuk Perennials - Based in the East Neuk of Fife, they’re experienced gardeners, both having worked in a variety of estates and gardens of all sizes - but their passion is for propaga
In the first episode of My Corner of Earth I speak to Rosie Burgon from Scottish Cut Flowers to find out more about her job.  Scotland isn’t a place you might naturally associate with cut flower growing but there’s a growing industry here and R
In this episode I find out more about Ninewells Community Garden, based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and run for the benefit of patients, staff, volunteers and the wider community of the city.  The garden has several different areas, growing
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