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Cultivating Place: Botanize Globally, Grow Locally, With The UK's Gardener, Traveler & Writer Hannah Gardner

Images courtesy of Hannah Gardner. Bio picture of Hannah by Jason Ingram.

Hannah Gardner is a gardener, writer, and mother. She is a garden designer and plantswoman with a passion for traveling the world to learn about and meet plants and their communities in their places, from Estonia to the Canaries, Northern Israel to the wildflower meadows of the United Kingdom, where she makes her home.

An illustration by Alice Patullo for Hannah’s "The Outsider" column.

Her longtime column in Gardens Illustrated entitled "The Outsider”, which ran from 2017 to 2020 is a trove of adventurous armchair plant and garden travel.

The botanical lessons she's learned globally inform her organic horticultural and floriculture work right at home and give inspiration to all of us for better botanical holiday making ourselves. She is a firm believer in the 'Imaginative Possibilities' born of broadening our horizons through travel.

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Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of garden and floral designing mother and a wildlife biologist father.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.