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Reader event: Garden tour at Highgrove

We are delighted to offer readers of Gardens Illustrated the chance 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

Festival feedback c.Jason Ingram

Did you go to the Gardens Festival in Malmesbury (17-18 April)? If you did we'd love to hear your thoughts. Complete our questionnaire by 1st May 2015 and well enter you in a prize draw for the chance to win £150 of John Lewis vouchers

Guess this plant

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.

May favourites: Paeonia delavayi

GALLERY: There's a wealth of plants that look good in May, but how do you pick the best? Plant expert Hans Kramer guides you with a selection of his favourites (Images by Maayke de Ridder)

Planting combination c. Andrew Montgomery

Head gardener Matthew Reese creates a container planting display to mark the transition from spring to early summer

Metal-topped potting bench. Cox & Cox

Whether you want to add style or space to the potting shed, our Design Sourcebook picks out nine workstations to help improve your planting process.

Umbellifer Reader Day c. Sharon Pearson

Spend a day at Great Dixter with nurserywoman Marina Christopher and head gardener Fergus Garrett looking at the variety and enduring appeal of umbellifers: 1 June 2015

RGS GI Talk 2015 with Penelope Hobhouse, Jinny Blom and Sarah Price

We are delighted to announce the speakers for the 2015 Gardens Illustrated Talk on Tuesday 19 May at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Three generations of garden designers, Penelope Hobhouse, Jinny Blom and Sarah Price, will discuss their own experiences of working in garden design.

May issue 221

Take a look at our preview of the May issue - on sale Friday 24. We've highlighted some of the best gardens, plants and trends appearing in this year's Chelsea Flower Show plus look at Vita Sackville-West's legacy at Long Barn, her pre-Sissinghurst garden.

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