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The Plant Based Podcast

Jun 25, 2023

Think brutalist architecture meets plants and thats what the Barbican Conservatory is all about! We chat with the head gardeners Marta in this first episode of series 12 of the podcast. Marta explains to @mr_plantgeek and @ellenmarygardening about how she got into gardening, what it's like to garden at the Barbican and some of the amazing plants softening the striking architecture. Afterwards Michael and Ellen gossip about BBC Gardeners World Live from a bench at Warwick Castle.
In this episode also hear from two new contributors for series 12 - Lee Connelly @skinnyjeangardener with some fantastic tips to get your kids gardening and Max McMurdo @maxreestore with some top DIY tips for your garden. 

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