May 31st 2013.
Keelin Shanley, Aine Lawlor and Ella McSweeney report from horticultural and culinary event Bloom 2013, at Phoenix Park in Dublin.
June 2, 2013
May 18, 2013
Featuring the Gardens at Hidcote Manor, Mottisfont Abbey, Sissinghurst Castle
Why did American-born Major Lawrence Johnston spend much of his lifetime creating a storied garden in a remote part of the Cotswolds? What is Graham Stuart Thomas’s glorious collection of antique roses doing in a medieval English Abbey? What persuaded author, poet and [...]
April 7, 2013
Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a [...]
February 13, 2013
Behind the elegance of the stately gardens that now define the British landscape lies a story that combines exotic exploration, scientific innovation and revolutionary thought, not to mention an unexpected helping of sexual innuendo. Tony Robinson follows an ambitious two-year restoration of Prior Park garden near Bath, and also embarks on a journey [...]
February 6, 2013
The British invented them for the world, and they have been described as ‘the lungs of the city – historian Dan Cruickshank reveals the history of our public parks.
Cruickshank travels the country to discover the evolution of the nation’s urban public parks, a story of class, civic pride, changing fashions [...]
January 24, 2013
Looking at the secret lives of the wildlife in one of Britain’s favourite gardens. This film follows various animals, from the family of foxes that play after hours in the pleasure gardens, to the toads in the Italian garden and the badgers that clear up the tea rooms at night. Set against the [...]
January 22, 2013
With this film and a few basic tools, you now have the ability to grow an organic garden anywhere from sub-Saharan Africa to an apartment in New York City. You can have absolute control over what is in your soil, and make certain that every ounce of water you use is actually used [...]
January 20, 2013
Are you tired of paying exorbitant prices for poor quality produce? Are you concerned about the heavy use of pesticides and fungicides in commercial food production, not to mention the frequent recalls due to bacterial contamination, but just can’t afford to shell out the extra money for organic? On the other hand, are [...]
January 14, 2013
Many people would love to have a garden of their own, but can’t because of zoning restrictions, not enough space, or simply because there is too much work involved. This system aims to solve all those problems at once by gardening not horizontally, but vertically !
January 13, 2013
For many years now companies have been marketing stackable strawberry gardens; you know the kind, for twenty or forty or fifty dollars, you buy a container that has a couple of pockets in the side and lets you grow a half-dozen plants. The idea is good, but who can afford to raise enough [...]
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