From the steppe plants of the world to better urban landscapes for the world, Anna Andreyeva

Cultivating Place show

Summary: Anna Andreyeva is a Russian-born UK- based garden designer, plantswoman, and mother. She is currently pursuing a horticultural and ecological research Ph.D. focused on perennial steppe plants around the world for green roofs and general urban planting in a changing world under British plantsman Nigel Dunnett in Sheffield, England. Anna designed the plantings for many public spaces, including the so-called Highline of Moscow prior to moving to the UK four years ago. In 2022, she collaborated on the planting plans for the “What Does Not Burn” garden, symbolizing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and reflecting the country’s culture and tradition at the Hampton Court flower show. Sponsored by the GLAU (Guild of Landscape Architects of Ukraine) and Studio Toop, the garden won an award for Global Impact. Anna joins us this week to share more about gardens and plants as common grounds and art forms to help meet the challenges ahead. Listen in! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. We can't thank you enough for making it possible for this young program to grow even more of these types of conversations. The show is available as a podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Podcast, and Stitcher. To read more and for many more photos please visit