32 episodes

More people than ever are appreciating the importance of plants in our day to day lives. Whether it's a plant-based diet, clothes made from plants, the wellbeing qualities of plants, or simply a fun shelf of cacti and succulents!

The Plant Based Podcast is about anything that can be traced back to plants… with subjects ranging from foraging for medicinal plants and baking with edible flowers, to plant-based body builders and clothes made from bamboo...

This is not just another gardening podcast.. this is The Plant Based Podcast!

The Plant Based Podcast Michael Perry & Ellen Mary

    • Home & Garden

More people than ever are appreciating the importance of plants in our day to day lives. Whether it's a plant-based diet, clothes made from plants, the wellbeing qualities of plants, or simply a fun shelf of cacti and succulents!

The Plant Based Podcast is about anything that can be traced back to plants… with subjects ranging from foraging for medicinal plants and baking with edible flowers, to plant-based body builders and clothes made from bamboo...

This is not just another gardening podcast.. this is The Plant Based Podcast!

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: North Carolina plants and eclectic tastes

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: North Carolina plants and eclectic tastes

    In this episode, Ellen Mary is at the University of North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Charlotte with Jeff Gillman, the Director. The garden is an eclectic mix of a diverse orchid collection, lots of carnivorous plants, native plants and rhododendrons too. Their conversation is eclectic too, ranging from Fleetwood Mac to cookies made with cricket flour and silkworm soup!

    In the second half, Ellen Mary tries some very unusual candy flavours, before the conversation turns to hallucinogenic honey.

    • 58 min
    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: Make a living from a love of plants!

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: Make a living from a love of plants!

    Ever wondered about how you can make a career out of your love of gardening? But have sceptics and people’s comments about how unrealistic a dream it is put you off?! This episode of The Plant Based Podcast delves into career changes in horticultural and looks at the paths available into the green-fingered world.

    • 52 min
    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: The Norfolk Mangave breeders with a love of silver and spikey plants

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: The Norfolk Mangave breeders with a love of silver and spikey plants

    In this bonus episode of The Plant Based Podcast, Ellen is at the Norfolk Olive Tree Company. She chats to Paul and Antonia Smith in their shed, surrounded by a wonderful evergreen garden. Paul and Antonia love the sculptural, evergreen qualities of olive trees and they ship trees from Europe that are no longer fruitful, to live out their retirement in the U.K. The second half of the podcast is all about spiky plants - Agave and the relatively new Mangave which is tipped to be the musthave plant of 2020.

    • 47 min
    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: New Year, new plants!

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: New Year, new plants!

    Whilst we’re waiting for series 3 we thought we’d treat you to some extra special plant-based goodness so we have some bumper episodes for you coming up!

    In this New Year episode, Michael discusses exciting new plants, speaking to two top breeding companies about projects they’ve worked on together and looking forward to what they’ve got coming up. He also looks at your fantasy plant league suggestions and reviews your New Year gardening resolutions!

    • 48 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Twelve - Social Alchemy with Three Spirit

    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Twelve - Social Alchemy with Three Spirit

    In this episode, Michael and Ellen enjoy sampling the range of botanical drinks from Three Spirit with Dash and Tatiana, the couple behind the brand. Three Spirit are all about ‘bringing plants to the party’ with their drinks, which contain medicinal, functional, active ingredients found in botanics. They chat about lots of unusual plants and roots from around the world and their benefits and effects. 

    • 52 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Eleven - At Sydney Royal Botanic Garden with Jimmy Turner

    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Eleven - At Sydney Royal Botanic Garden with Jimmy Turner

    In this episode of the Plant Based Podcast, Ellen meets Jimmy Turner, the Director of Horticulture at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Jimmy looks after not just one, but three high-profile gardens in Australia - perhaps one of the best horticultural jobs in the world! 

    Jimmy and Ellen chat about how plants can provide therapy, improve communities, and rebalance our digitally-focused lifestyles.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

hiibio ,

Very interesting

Great podcast on all things plant! They have some interesting conversation with interesting people.

Psektuepr ,

Dangerous, crazy and irresponsible

Positively harmful. Avoid!

Xx.izzy.xX ,

A must listen for anyone interested in anything to do with plants!

Varied topics on all aspects of plants made extra special by two presenters who clearly have a huge passion for their subject matter and great chemistry together. Some interesting contributors who are a pleasure to listen to who I would have never come across if it wasn’t for this podcast.

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