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Top designers recommend spring bulbs

Five leading garden designers recommend the best spring bulbs to add colour into the garden after the dull winter months.

Tips for building a rill

Formal water channels known as rills are a stylish addition to any garden, but there are a few things you need to know before building one. Here, James Alexander-Sinclair suggests some of the best places to visit to find design inspiration and water garden specialists to ensure you design it right first time.  

How to design a child-friendly garden

Five helpful tips on how to design a child-friendly garden.

The Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017

Join us at the Gardens Illustrated Festival, 25-26 March, to celebrate the very best in gardens, plants and design. Tickets on sale now.

10 plants for late-summer colour

Although summer is nearing its end, there are still plenty of colourful plants that will ensure your garden remains fresh and bright. Here are ten plants for late-summer colour, recommended by plantswoman Marina Christopher. Photographs by Jason Ingram. 

Design lessons to learn from a Dutch garden

The garden of Dutch designer Jikke Hamperpagt was created with a modernist house at its centre but the garden around it is full of colour, texture and lush planting. Here are a few ideas to take away from Jikke's design. 

Borlotti bean and red pepper stew

Cook up a borlotti bean and red pepper stew and make the most of comforting home-grown flavours. 

Here's a look inside the October 2016 issue

Take a look inside the October 2016 issue - This month we've asked a selection of top designers to give us their choices of spring flowering bulbs that they'll be planting this month, profile the best hydrangeas to grow and get some inspiration on creating a stylish family garden.

Getting started in scything (c Andrew Montgomery)

More gardeners are choosing to cut grass by scythe but before investing in this traditional tool, here are a few things to think about from scything expert, Simon Damant. 

Avon bulbs offer 2016 c. Jason Ingram

Looking to choose some bulbs for a great display next year? We asked five designers to tell us what their favourite spring-flowering bulbs are (issue 239). Inspired by their choices, Avon Bulbs has put together an offer for Gardens Illustrated readers on a selection of bulbs - save 20%. Valid until 31/10/16.

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