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Know your trees: parks and grand gardens

Our series on identifying trees concludes with a look at some of the largest and most stately trees to grace our parks and country estates. 

Six of the best garden podcasts

Whether you want to learn how to keep your houseplants alive, discover more about the National Trust’s gardens or just enjoy some lively conversation while you’re at work in the potting shed, there’s a podcast for you. We recommend six of the best.

The Lemon Tree Trust: Gardens of hope

The Lemon Tree Trust is a UK-based Community Interest Company (CIC) supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq by providing food, work and hope through the cultivation of gardens. Here is a gallery of images from the camp, illustrating how the gardens are bringing stability, beauty and dignity to those that live there.

The Lemon Tree Trust

Far from being temporary, refugee camps can provide accommodation for displaced people for many years. Gardens bring stability, beauty and dignity. In the February issue of Gardens Illustrated, writer Caroline Beck looks into the work of the Lemon Tree Trust, a project supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq. Here is a little information about the project. 

YSP Ed Kluz, Belle Vista, 2017. Courtesy the artist and YSP

As illustrator Ed Kluz's Sheer Folly exhibition at Yorkshire Scultpure Park reaches its conclusion, we're running a competition for the chance to win a limited edition Ed Kluz print, along with a selection of specially designed merchandise.

Why plant lovers should visit: Scotland

It may feel counterintuitive to head north for an early spring, but Hannah Gardner is visiting Scotland in search of snowdrops and uncommon trees. 

Dreamscapes by Claire Takacs

Gardens Illustrated book of the month for February is Dreamscapes by photographer Claire Takacs. Read our review here. 

February plants photo: Jason Ingram

In the first of a new series, nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld selects her favourite February plants, from fragrant blooms to delicate harbingers of spring. Photos by Maayke de Ridder. 

Take a look inside the February issue

Take a look inside the February 2018 issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month, garden designer Sarah Price chooses 100 beautiful and useful plants for the garden.

Crocus 15% discount 2018

Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount this month on their range of plants, seeds and bulb. Don't miss the chance to make some great plant choices at a saving. Valid until 28/2/18.

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