Mar 15, 2019
S01 Episode 08: Words and gardens. With Sean
A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation,
and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.
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Is there anything left to write about
The garden as a place of ideas
The garden as a place of activity – where ideas can
Words as containers for thoughts and
Interview with Sean Swallow
07:56 from garden designer to poet
16:38 the garden at Scatterford
20:17 are gardens ineffable? Why do we bother trying to
capture then in words
22:46 strong gardens
22:30 disruptive poets
29:40 Poems ‘strong enough to help’.
30:42 gardens reflecting the shape of thoughts
A short film of Sean, his work, and his garden
Sean’s garden at Scatterford on the NGS website
Further reading on writers and
The Writer’s Garden: how Gardens inspired our best-loved