Trevor Nelson on making a garden for sharing

Trevor Nelson on making a garden for sharing

Trevor Nelson, BBC Radio 2 DJ, shares how he went from bee-hating city boy to embracing the outdoors and building a garden from scratch.

Trevor Nelson MBE, BBC Radio 2 DJ, reveals how he unsuspectingly became a gardener. He shares his first steps in the gardening world and advice for those looking into getting started themselves. He explains how a garden can be designed for wildlife, as well as entertaining family and friends,  plus, why short of a holiday (or playing golf), he wouldn’t now want to be anywhere else. 

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Trevor Nelson’s gardening playlist

Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Bob Marley – One Drop

Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 – Mas Que Nada

Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning

Busta Rhymes feat. Mariah Carey – I Know What You Want

Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Mary J Blige – Be Happy

Leo’s Sunshipp – Just Give Me The Sunshine

Sade – Paradise

Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me

Pharrell Williams – Gust Of Wind

Stevie Wonder – All I Do

A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation

Erykah Badu – On And On

Dizzy Gillespie – Unicorn

Listen now to this brilliant discussion between Trevor Nelson  and Miranda Janatka, staff writer at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine:

Catch up on the first two series of the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast:


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