If you’re a gardener, then you know the joy of getting outdoors and connecting with nature. But if you don’t have the time to get out there and plant, there are plenty of podcasts out there that will keep your gardening knowledge up-to-date while you listen in on other people’s garden adventures.
Vegetable Garden Podcast
This one has been around for a while and is run by the knowledgable and confident Richard Suggett, a long-time veg gardener from West Sussex with an informative and entertaining approach to vegetable gardening. With a relaxed presentation style and a wealth of knowledge he covers a variety of topics including growing your own food, repotting and organic gardening practices.
The Best Gardening Podcasts in the UK
Whether you’re looking for tips to make your allotment a success, or want to find out more about growing vegetables in an urban space, there is a podcast out there to suit every taste. This list is based on the podcasts that are most popular with listeners and that are available for free download in the uk.
The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) gardening podcast is a great place to pick up some of the latest gardening news, and tips to help you grow your own fruits and vegetables, or learn about the benefits of gardening for health and wellbeing. Its aim is to inspire everyone to get growing. The RHS also has a series of ‘Gardening with a Conscience’ episodes to encourage the country to think about gardening for good.
Lucy Worsley and Saul Tebbutt are an excellent pair and the podcast is a lot of fun to listen to. Whether it’s a new plant variety, a new method of treating a pest or just some chat with Lucy about her own garden, there is always something to learn here.
Roots and All is a horticulture podcast with a real natural feel to it, recorded in different locations each week, so you can learn about gardens from different parts of the world and from many different backgrounds. It’s a gentle, calming and inspiring listen.
This Australian talkback gardening podcast is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to learn about horticulture and gardening ideas that are environmentally friendly. It is broadcast live on Sunday mornings from 7:30am-9:15am on 3CR community radio, but the show can also be downloaded and listened to whenever you like.
Fine Gardening Let’s Argue About Plants!
This is a fantastic podcast that gives you all the information you need to grow plants, in a way that makes you think about them on a more personal level. Hosts Editor-in-Chief Steve Aitken and Senior Editor Danielle Sherry interview gardeners, botanists and other horticultural experts about their experiences and insights into various topics in horticulture, from native plants to favourite plant pairings.
A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
The gardening guru Margeret Roach has been running this 25ish-minute weekly public-radio show for a while, but now she’s taking it to the digital world with her own podcast. She’s a former TV presenter and is now a full-time gardener in a small Connecticut town, so she knows what she’s talking about. She’s passionate about letting people know that gardening can be an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle, and she is happy to answer any questions you may have.
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