Noel Kingsbury returns on this week’s installment of We Dig Plants! Noel is a horticulturist, garden designer, and contributor to publications such as House & Garden, The Financial Times, and Acta Horticulturae. Tune in to hear Carmen Devito and Alice Marcus Krieg talk with Noel about the importance and difficulty of gathering plant knowledge. Noel also talks about his upcoming trip to South America, where he plans to assist a young gardener in using native Uruguayan plants in garden design. Also, Noel expounds upon the importance of community in spreading plant information. Hear about Noel’s upcoming gardening soap opera Dig, Plant and Bitch! Noel also speaks to the prevalence of social class in British comedy, and how that has made its way into his writing. Later, Noel, Alice, and Carmen talk about the role of The Highline in Manhattan in educating the public about different varieties of plants and planting. This episode has been brought to you by Fairway Market.
“There’s a number of people who perhaps do a little bit of garden design and are rather good at the spatial sort of things but don’t have a lot of plant knowledge. If you can give people shortcuts to learning how to read the plant, then they’ll be good.”
— Noel Kingsbury on We Dig Plants