Links to virtual gardens, tours and lectures

Most of these links were gathered during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns in 2020-21, but are worth a virtual visit at any time! All external links will open in a new tab/window

Lectures, ‘how-tos’ and podcasts

Gresham College past lectures A huge number of past lectures available: use the search box and type in eg: Gardens to find interesting ones. Anna recommends a good one on John Evelyn as a pioneering environmentalist

Garden Masterclass Most videos are only available to subscribers, but a number are available free (scroll down)

Great Dixter Fergus Garrett delivered online lectures during the pandemic, which are now available on demand (pay per view)

Gardeners’ World podcasts – with all the main programme presenters and other experts

Gardening with the RHS – RHS Gardening podcasts

The RHS Get Growing campaign is full of advice for beginners, or maybe useful to jog experienced gardeners into doing something different

Virtual tours

Gardens Illustrated – Virtual Garden Tours

Great Comp Garden

Highgrove Gardens

RBG Kew and Wakehurst Place 

RHS Wisley: a bird’s-eye view, narrated by Matthew Pottage. 

Waddesdon Manor

Exhibitions and artists’ gardens

The Garden Museum: online exhibits

The Royal Academy – artists’ gardens. For example: Monet, Bonnard, Nolde

RHS Lindley Library: online exhibitions

Among The Trees‘: a 4 minute tour of the former exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

Derek Jarman’s garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness