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Preserving and storing the harvest
Plants

Gallery: There's no need for your fruit and veg to go to waste; we've chosen these items that offer clever ways to help preseve and store your havest. 

9 garden taps
Design

Nine ways to bring water into the garden. 

Hard working plants
Plants

We all want our gardens to provide interest for as long as possible, but some plants are more obliging than others. Nurserywoman Derry Watkins selects the plants that are willing to go that extra mile. 

Gardens Illustrated Shop c. Sean Malyon

We are delighted to announce that our new online Gardens Illustrated Shop is now up and running. Find out more about the gorgeous practical products we have for the discerning gardener.

Outdoor play areas
Design

Do you always need to sacrifice style to create space for children to play? Not if you use the right plants and a little child-like imagination. Designer Sarah Price gives ideas that celebrate play in the garden.

Reader event: Garden tour at Highgrove
Gardens

We are delighted to offer readers of Gardens Illustrated a second oppertunity to attend a special tour of the glorious gardens at Highgrove, the private home of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall: Tuesday, 1 September 2015.
 

Can you name this plant?
Plants

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, plus answer other questions about it. Once you've completed the five questions about this particular plant, we'll give you details about how to grow it successfully in your garden. There's no prize but we hope that throughout the year it's a fun way to learn more about a whole host of garden plants. 

Michaelmas traditions

We've picked out some of the many traditions associated with Michaelmas Day, which falls on 29 September and marks the fourth quarter of the year; a bountiful time in the vegetable garden pertinent for feasting and fun.  

Hermannshof planting combinations
Gardens

Five plant combinations from Hermannshof, a German public park that has bloomed from a trial garden to the forefront of planting design. 

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