Wednesday May 24, 2023

Scotland Grows Show S1-E05, with Chris Wardle, National Trust for Scotland

Welcome to the Scotland Grows Show, the podcast which celebrates everything that is good in Scottish gardening, as we join gardeners around the country to find out what grows well where they are, and pick up tips and stories along the way.


Chris Wardle, the National Trust for Scotland's Gardens and Designed Landscape Manager for Aberdeenshire and Angus, is our guest in this episode.


Chris Wardle moved to Scotland 23 years ago, and the National Trust for Scotland has become his life’s work through all spheres of horticulture as an Assistant Head Gardener, Head Gardener, time at Threave School of Heritage Gardening, plant database work, and Gardens’ Advisor.


Chris talks about the exciting developments going on in National Trust gardens, which ones are his favourite to visit, and his attempts to create a tropical jungle feel in his own garden in the north of Scotland.


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This series is sponsored by ROOTS, a subscription from the National Trust for Scotland which helps both your garden and Trust gardens thrive.


For £6 a month you will be sent a ROOTS pack every six weeks, with gardening gifts, including Scottish seeds six times a year, stories about Scotland’s plant life, and tips from  expert Trust gardeners, as well as an invitation to two exclusive ROOTS events a year with the Trust gardens team.


Whether you buy ROOTS for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, your £6 a month will go towards supporting Trust gardens and designed landscapes in Scotland. 


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