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Dicentra - Bleeding Heart c. Jason Ingram

Lose your heart in one of the world's most romantic gardens. Garden writer Anna Pavord picks ten of her favourite gardens to visit that will sweep you off your feet

9 of the best boot scrapers

Leave all mud at the door with our roundup of nine of the most stylish boot scrapers.


The story of a stumpery garden near Seattle, Washington, a list of the tempting fern varieties plus the best stumpery gardens to visit in the UK and the USA. 

Plants to look out for in February

GALLERY:  In the first of her new series, plantswoman and ecologist Marina Christopher suggests plants to brighten up the last days of winter. 

Alys Fowler

It may be cold outside but there's plenty to be getting on with in the veg patch. Alys Fowler takes you through what to do this month in your kitchen garden.

15% off Crocus

Start planning your plant combinations now and take advantage of this 15% discount from online plant nursery Crocus. 

February 2016 issue

Take a look inside the February 2016 issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month, Tom Stuart-Smith chooses 100 of the best plants every gardener should grow and we look in detail at hedging plants. 

Reader Holiday Gardens of Norfolk and Suffolk (Helmingham Hall)

Enjoy the open skies and light-filled gardens of East Anglia on this five-day tour of eastern England with garden and plant expert John Hoyland. 5-9 September 2016.

Steamed pudding

The steamed pudding is a British icon that has seemingly dropped out of fashion in recent years, but gardener cook, Jojo Tulloh's mouthwatering recipe for a steamed pudding fruit hat has us reaching for the suet and the sugar. 

Drought resistant plants

Cistus nursery near Portland, Oregon, offers a huge range of drought-resistant plants. Gardens Illustrated had a chat with Cistus's proprietor, Sean Hogan to discover his favourite drought resistant plants. 

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