51 episodes

Join Tamsin Westhorpe in her conversational podcast, ‘Fresh from the Pod’. Listen to find out about the lives of celebrity gardeners, environmentalists, conservationists and dedicated plant enthusiasts.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Join Tamsin Westhorpe in her conversational podcast, ‘Fresh from the Pod’. Listen to find out about the lives of celebrity gardeners, environmentalists, conservationists and dedicated plant enthusiasts.

    Final episode of this series, with Peter Seabrook

    Final episode of this series, with Peter Seabrook

    In our last episode for the season, we're sharing a fascinating interview with legendary journalist, writer, broadcaster, presenter, lecturer and of course gardener, Peter Seabrook.Peter tells us everything about his lucky breaks and perseverance over his 80-year career digging deep into horticulture; from his early years cultivating sweetpea at the age of 6, to how he sees things have changed and his predictions for the future of gardening.Join us for this celebration of 50 episodes of Fresh...

    • 47 min
    Hayfever sufferers unite; Stop your snivelling, with Olivia Kirk!

    Hayfever sufferers unite; Stop your snivelling, with Olivia Kirk!

    Hayfever season is upon us but this doesn't necessarily mean you need to hide away snivelling in the potting shed! Unbelievably, 25% of people struggle with puffy eyes, runny noses and the infamous Chelsea cough, with this figure increasing annually. But fear not; low allergen and healing garden designer, Olivia Kirk, shares her insights on which plants are fantastic for evolving your garden into a low irritation zone. Olivia started offering low allergen garden design in 2010 after the ...

    • 46 min
    Every gardener dotes on a good pot!

    Every gardener dotes on a good pot!

    Every gardener dotes on a good pot! This week Jim Keeling joins the Candide podcast to dig the dirt on his 45-year career handcrafting pots and statement planters for gardeners. Whichford Pottery is world-renowned for its reputation in bespoke and specialist pots and so Jim explains why we should all doth-our-cap and take a bow to the terracotta pot!Hosted by Tamsin WesthorpeEdited, Mixed & Mastered by Antony NascèDirected by Helen Allsebrook

    • 45 min
    How to grow your own cut flower garden with Georgie Newbery

    How to grow your own cut flower garden with Georgie Newbery

    As part of the Candide Festival of Flowers, Tamsin interviews Georgie Newbery, whose whole life revolves around flowers, organically grown on 7 acres, where she creates the most dreamy bouquets, ethically. She talks about her career path up to this point, discloses top tips for growing your own cut flowers and tells us about her favourite and most valued cut flower.Georgie Newbery is the flower farmer and florist at Common Farm Flowers in Somerset. For the past ten years, she has been growing...

    • 50 min
    Mental Health and Well-being with Hannah Powell

    Mental Health and Well-being with Hannah Powell

    To mark Mental Health Awareness week, Tamsin speaks to Hannah Powell of Perrywood Tiptree Garden Centre in Essex. Hannah openly discusses her mental health - in the past, she has suffered from depression and Functional Movement Disorder. She shares practical ways to use the power of plants and nature to improve her well-being and explains why she is so passionate about helping people through her blog, The Cactus Surgeon.Hannah also talks about the mental health of those in the Horticultural i...

    • 43 min
    Plant Hunting with Tom Hart Dyke

    Plant Hunting with Tom Hart Dyke

    This week we have the dramatic story of plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke, who headed off into the Columbian jungle with his companion, Paul Winder, in the year 2000, where they were kidnapped, held hostage for 9 months and given up for dead. During Tom's ordeal, he began plans for a garden that would contain plants from around the globe planted in their respective continents of origin. On his return, he did just that, at his family home of Lullingstone Castle, where he also showcases his passi...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Shane_MTWABP ,

A must-have!

If you love gardening, you will love this podcast, which consists of Tamsin interviewing prominent horticultural figures. The material is educational, interesting, diverse, and intriguing. Her interviewing skills are top notch as she really has an ability to get her guests to open up and give you a feel of their world.

Agatha Fan! ,

Awesome podcast!

Great interviews of some fascinating people in horticulture. Learn something new every time I listen and look forward to each episode!

joycemsullivan ,

Garden is a piece of theatre!

So in love with these conversations. Loving the emotional and historical references that are woven together through the story of gardens. I have found my people! Thank you, Tamsin!

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