Podcast

Listen to our ‘An interview with…’ series of podcasts to find out more about the horticulturists working in public gardens, what led them to become professional horticulturists, the plants they can’t live without and what they enjoy most about their jobs and gardens.

With thanks to our creative advisor, Mari Rustan, for updated format and improved programming, and to Bruce Langridge and Will Ritchie of National Botanic Garden of Wales for the original question format and podcast idea. Thank you to all our contributors, interviewees and interviewers.

Current interviews are being conducted by Rebecca Slack and Piers Horry so get in touch with PlantNetwork if you would like to feature in an upcoming podcast.


An interview with Rupert Wilson & Don Murray

Rupert and Don are two of our longest-standing trustees, leaving us at our AGM in April 2024, with a total of more than 22 years of service to PlantNetwork between them. We dive in to find out their fondest memories, what they have done for PlantNetwork and how their time as trustees has enhanced their careers.


An interview with Adrian Thorne

A second podcast featuring bursaries available to horticulturists. This time we interview Adrian Thorne, who is the Awards Manager for the Professional Gardeners’ Trust.


An interview with Emma Mulcahy

Amelia Crawford is Sylvestris Botanics and creates beautiful art work using flowers growing in her garden. We find out more about Amelia’s inspirations and her other career in conservation and research.


An interview with Amelia Crawford

Amelia Crawford is Sylvestris Botanics and creates beautiful art work using flowers growing in her garden. We find out more about Amelia’s inspirations and her other career in conservation and research.


An interview with Kristina Clode

Kristina Clode is a garden designer based in East Sussex with a flair for naturalistic, wildlife and sustainable garden designs and planting schemes. We talk abouth Kristina’s career, ethos and award-winning designs.


An interview with Sam Hickmott – revisited

We catch up with a previous interviewee, Sam Hickmott, in our first ever ‘catch up chat’! Sam is now Head Gardener with responsibility for two stunning National Trust gardens. Sam brings both gardens to life in our brief chat: we challenge you NOT to want to visit both after listening to his descriptions.


An interview with Mercy Morris

Mercy Morris joined PlantNetwork as Administrator in October 2022, We find out more about Mercy’s very varied horticultural career, love of houseplants, National Plant Collection of spider plants and so much more! This interview could have been so much longer had the cafe we recorded it in not been so very noisy…. Apologies for the sound quality.


An interview with Joe Clements

Joe Clements, Conservation Assistant at the Lowther Estate, tells us about his horticultural training and how useful that is in his conservation role, beekeeping, regenerating farmland and the trials of growing succulents in Cumbria. Could this be the first meeting of the Nigel Brown Appreciation Society too?