• Summary

  • The Garden Log is an award winning podcast from Ben Dark, Head Gardener at an English country estate. Episodes begin with a review of events in the flowerbeds, meadows and woodland, before moving on to discuss horticultural matters more generally. Ben is an ever-curious host who does not take himself, his job or gardening too seriously. A half-hour spent in his company is a half-hour spent far away from the myriad concerns of modern life.
    Copyright Ben Dark 2017-2020
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  • #93 The surprising speed of Arum italicum: featuring Proust’s Asparagus, Mahonia x media and the Aucuba fertilisation frenzy of 1865

    Jan 19 2022

    Celebrate the return of the Garden Log with some of your favourite shrubs! 

    Plus mulch shovelling, cotinus and some dodgey but lovable carex 


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    27 mins
  • Life in the Ruins: Mutant brambles and runaway figs in the deserted village of Campo di Brenzone

    Nov 8 2021

    In this starling-squalled episode of the Garden Log Ben is turned away from the botanic garden and makes his way to the mountains of Italy to talk about vegetables, olives and the Villa Cimbrone


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    38 mins
  • Kitchen Garden Confidential

    Oct 26 2021

    Ben tours the fruit trees of Bernstorff Slotshave, discovers a nuttery and uses it to muse on pruning, ivy, bees, wasps, dogs, figs, cliffs and trees.


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    37 mins

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