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Weather-watching in the garden
Design

Nine of the best barometers, thermometers and weathervanes to help you keep an eye on the weather. 

Early flowering camellias
Plants

All camellias provide a vivid splash of colour when little else is in flower. Here is a gallery of Noël Kingsbury's favourite early blooms. Photos by Annaïck Guitteny.

Lucy Bellamy, new editor of Gardens Illustrated

Immediate Media, the special interest content and platform company, has appointed Lucy Bellamy as the new editor of Gardens Illustrated.

The art of making marmalade

How one woman's mission to preserve the art of marmalade making has turned into a glorious annual festival held in her Cumbrian home. 

Thoughtful, flowery gifts for Valentine's Day

If you're looking to give your loved one flowers this Valentine's, take a look at this list of ideas beyond the average red rose. 

February plants photo: Jason Ingram
Plants

In the first of a year-long series, head gardener Mat Reese chooses ten of his favourite plants to bring some cheer to the cold days of February. Photographs by Jason Ingram.

The gardens of Westonbirt
Gardens

Ahead of the Gardens Illustrated Festival 25-26 March, we take a look at the history behind the gardens of Westonbirt School, where our weekend of events is located. Head gardener Alixandra Chalk gives us an insight into what to expect in the gardens in spring. 

Take a look inside the February 2017 issue
Plants

The Gardens Illustrated 100 plants issue returns! This year Rosemary Alexander recommends her favourite plants for an English country garden. Take a look inside the issue. 

Garden Masterclasses

An exciting new series of garden masterclasses begins in April, organised by garden designer Annie Guilfoyle and plantsman Noël Kingsbury, in association with Gardens Illustrated

Places to visit to find snowdrops photo: Nikola Beck/Gettyimages
Gardens

For glanthophiles, February is the month to venture out of the house to admire snowdrops. Here we've come up with a list of some of the best places to visit for stunning snowdrop displays. 

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