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Pollinator friendly plants c. Elke Borkowski

Plantswoman Marina Christopher of Phoenix Perennial Plants recommends 12 plants that will help bring beneficial pollinators to your garden, as well as colour and interest to your borders.

Parking space vs front garden c. Giles Park

Off-street parking and an attractively planted front garden needn’t be mutually exclusive – there are lots of designs that combine the two. 

Book offers on Gardening Myths and Misconceptions and Digging Up Paradise

Every month in the magazine we review some of the latest gardening titles and we always offer these at a reader discount. This month, however, we have extra special offers on two titles - valid for a limited period only. Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding, and Digging up Paradise by Sarah Salway. Read about them here.

Orticolario c.Dario Fusaro

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to visit one of Italy’s most picturesque locations and indulge in some gardening inspiration at garden show Orticolario 3-5 October 2014. 

Dixter tomato harvest c. Andrew Montgomery

Aaron Bertelsen is the vegetable gardener/cook at Great Dixter in Sussex. Here he gives us some of his - and the late Christopher Lloyd's - favourite recipes that make the most of fresh garden produce.

Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ c. Jason Ingram

Nurserywoman Derry Watkins highlights Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ as the perfect plant for a sense of cool summer freshness. Plus 9 other recommendations of top summer plants and places to visit.


Hotel Endsleigh

Join Anna Pavord for our reader day at Hotel Endsleigh to learn more about Humphry Repton’s approach to creating the ultimate English country garden and to look at ways that his ideas can be reinterpreted for today's gardens – 14 September 2014

Great Dixter Kitchen Garden c. Andrew Montgomery

Spend a day with Aaron Bertelsen, Great Dixter’s vegetable gardener, looking at the tradition of the kitchen garden and its 21st-century purpose and appeal. 29 September 2014 sold out. New date added 6 October.

Woottens Pelargonium collection offer

Woottens of Wenhaston are offering a pelargoniums collection at a special price for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers.

Tips on employing a gardener

A skilled gardener offers far more than mere watering and weeding but what, exactly, should you look for? Annie Gatti picks up on some of the main considerations when looking to employ a gardener.