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The Hive, Kew Gardens c. Jeff Eden

Make that summer holiday feeling linger. Here's a small selection of events taking place as August moves in to September that will ensure you make the most of summer in the garden, both culturally and horticulturally.

Garden party ideas

According to a recent survey, 67% of Brits prefer to throw a garden party than to go on a night out so we've put together a few ideas to inspire you to host some alfresco entertainment.

Take a look inside the September 2016 issue

Take a look inside the September 2016 issue - This month we take a look at Piet Oudolf's perennial meadow in Somerset, the ancient technique of scything and offer up some inspiration for stylish autumn container planting. 

Pots of style suppliers

For our latest Pots of Style series, gardener Jacky Mills gives us recommendations for suppliers of both interesting plants and pots. 

Dyffryn Fernant c. Claire Takacs

Plant and garden expert Noël Kingsbury visits Dyffryn Fernant, a garden set on the edge of Pembrokeshire's Preseli Hills, and considers the essence of creating a true sense of place

Get kitted out for flower appreciation

While the garden is in full bloom, show some appreciation for the fabulous flowers on display with these stylish products.

Tips for designing small gardens

Limited outdoor space doesn't have to be restrictive. Here are some helpful tips from four well-designed small gardens.  

Plant combinations from a university garden

Sichtungsgarten Weihenstephan is Europe's leading research and teaching garden with beautiful and exemplary planting displays. Here are four plant combinations from the garden.

Reader Holiday Gardens of Norfolk and Suffolk (Helmingham Hall)

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK: 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.


We are delighted to once again offer readers the opportunity to visit Orticolario, one of Italy’s premier gardening events, by entering our competition. 

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