In another special lockdown episode, Woodland Trust president Clive Anderson gives us an audio tour of his North London garden.

Clive is an award-winning broadcaster and comedy writer, with many popular television and radio shows to his name. He currently hosts Loose Ends and Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4. Clive often hosts events, delivers speeches and plants trees as part of his role as president of the Trust.

In this podcast, we gain some insight into Clive's passion for trees and nature. As he shows us around his remarkable garden, we encounter the variety of trees from around the world that he's planted over the years and discover which wildlife species like to visit. Clive mulls over what has happened to London's sparrows, reveals his natural approach to gardening and reflects on how valuable green space has been during lockdown.

At this time of worldwide crisis, access to nature is more important than ever. We hope this alternative to our usual podcast format brings you a valuable dose of trees, woods and wildlife. 

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New to the podcast?

Don’t miss our previous episodes:

  1. Heartwood - the largest new native woodland in England
  2. Loch Arkaig - the wilderness of an ancient pine forest, set among lochs and mountains
  3. Trees on farms - how trees are making a difference for one Nottinghamshire farmer
  4. Ben Shieldaig - a great example of Scotland’s rainforest and the Trust’s first mountain!
  5. Urban trees - discover the urban woods and trees of Leeds
  6. Joyden's Wood, Kent - a tranquil ancient woodland right on London’s doorstep
  7. Smithills Estate - an enormous, rugged landscape with stunning views across the North West
  8. Mead - discover the ex-coalmining land being turned into a young people's forest
  9. Steph McGovern - a lockdown interview on important outdoor spaces and attitudes to nature
  10. Tracy Chevalier - join Tracy for her daily walk among the trees of Hampstead Heath.

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I am keen to hear from you as well – so if you have a favourite woodland walk, do tell me about it in a short email or if you can, make a 5 minute or so recording of your own walk and we may feature your woodland walk in a future podcast.

I’ll be off on another woodland walk soon. Hope you can join me.

Creative ways to get your nature fix

There are lots of ways to feel close to trees, woods and wildlife during lockdown, from visual and audio tours to kids’ crafts and quizzes. Explore our ideas, and please remember to follow our guidelines on staying safe.