Podcast specials

See our extra podcasts which include special RHS anniversary events, RHS breaking news and tips from experts in the trade

To listen to these podcasts please visit us on iTunes, or use the links below.

Science special: looking at the RHS Science Strategy

It's an exciting time for horticultural science, and in response to new opportunities (and new challenges), the RHS launched a five year plan: the 'RHS Science Strategy 2015–2019'.

We go behind the scenes to find out what this will mean for gardens and gardeners up and down the country, as well as unearthing details of exciting plans for a new science centre at RHS Garden Wisley. Listen to an mp3 file.


AGM plants special

Have you ever bought a fantastic-looking new plant, only for it to dwindle away to nothing within just a few months despite all your best efforts? Or perhaps you struggle to make a choice when faced with a barrage of names in plant catalogues? With tens of thousands of varieties and cultivars of plants available to buy, how do you pick a ‘good do-er’?

Luckily, help is at hand. The AGM - that's the Award of Garden Merit, which is a unique award, given by the RHS, to help gardeners select the very best plants. Discover the processes behind this award  and what it means for gardeners. Listen to an mp3 file.


RHS Flower Shows special 2016

An RHS special Gardening PodcastWe take you behind the scenes of the world-famous RHS flower shows, with sneak previews of what’s in store at RHS shows for 2016, how to get discounted tickets, plus highlights of an outstanding 2015 season.

Garden designers such as James Alexander Sinclair and Adam Frost talk about the magic of the shows and plantsman Matthew Biggs discusses what elements he feels makes the shows stand out. Listen to an m4a file.


RHS advice special - review of 2015

An RHS special Gardening PodcastWe take a look back at the highlights of the gardening calendar from the past 12 months. Hear the best bits from our fortnightly podcasts from 2015 as we give seasonal advice, go behind the scenes at our RHS Flower shows and discover hidden gems of the RHS Gardens. 

With advice on a wide range of topics from Grow Your Own, plants for shade, pests and diseases, garden design and much more, our 2015 review is an essential listen for gardeners of any level.



RHS MacLeod lecture: 'Gardening Planet Earth - Sustainable Horticulture'

Stephen BlackmoreIs 'wildness' an inviolable concept, or with 7 billion of us on planet earth, is the whole world in fact a garden? And can we as gardeners make a difference to the fate of the planet and its biodiversity?

Hosted by the RHS at the Lindley Hall in London, the John MacLeod Annual Lecture has fast become a prestigious event, highlighting important and inspiring topics on horticultural science. This year, Professor Stephen Blackmore CBE, spoke on 'Gardening Planet Earth - Sustainable Horticulture'.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show special 2014

RHS Chelsea Flower ShowWe take you behind the scenes during the exiting build-up to the world’s most famous flower show. We hear from garden designers including Cleve West, Adam Frost and Matt Keightley about the inspirations behind their RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens.

Alan Titchmarsh celebrates 50 years of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign and we also hear from the RHS apprentices who have been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on some of Chelsea's high profile gardens.

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RHS Britain in Bloom golden anniversary

RHS Britain in Bloom is the UK's most well-loved community gardening campaign, and in 2014 we celebrated its 50 year anniversary.

In this special podcast, listen to grass-root interviews with active volunteers in Bloom groups in Bath and Manchester and find out how you can get involved today in transforming your neighbourhood.

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RHS Chelsea Centenary 2013

From exlusive interviews with a selection of the internationally-renowned designers who have created Chelsea gardens this year, to memorable moments from Alan Titchmarsh, Jekka McVicar and more, these two very special podcasts celebrate 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Episode 1 (listed #25 in iTunes page)

Part one of this special edition of the RHS Gardening Podcast celebrates 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including memorable moments from Alan Titchmarsh, Jekka McVicar and more...

Episode 2 (listed #23 on iTunes page)

We have exclusive interviews with a selection of the internationally-renowned designers who have created Chelsea gardens this year, as RHS Director General Sue Biggs introduces a programme that celebrates our Centenary special, featuring:

  • Inspirational insights, tips and techniques, and ideas for your garden at home
  • Award-winning designers Jinny Blom, Christopher Bradley-Hole, Adam Frost, Ulf Nordfjell and Roger Platts
  • We reveal surprising edible plants, like hostas and ferns
  • Plants for night scent


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Listen to RHS Podcasts on British Airways flights

The RHS has taken to the skies! We are providing seasonal audio broadcasts to British Airways, to form part of their in-flight audio entertainment programme.


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