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Alys Fowler

It may be cold outside but there's plenty to be getting on with in the veg patch. Alys Fowler takes you through what to do this month in your kitchen garden.

15% off Crocus
Plants

Start planning your plant combinations now and take advantage of this 15% discount from online plant nursery Crocus. 

February 2016 issue
Plants

Take a look inside the February 2016 issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month, Tom Stuart-Smith chooses 100 of the best plants every gardener should grow and we look in detail at hedging plants. 

Reader Holiday Gardens of Norfolk and Suffolk (Helmingham Hall)
Gardens

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.

Steamed pudding

The steamed pudding is a British icon that has seemingly dropped out of fashion in recent years, but gardener cook, Jojo Tulloh's mouthwatering recipe for a steamed pudding fruit hat has us reaching for the suet and the sugar. 

Drought resistant plants
Plants

Cistus nursery near Portland, Oregon, offers a huge range of drought-resistant plants. Gardens Illustrated had a chat with Cistus's proprietor, Sean Hogan to discover his favourite drought resistant plants. 

Garden events 2016

Here is a list of the key garden events taking place in 2016. 

Cold climate plants
Plants

If you garden in tough conditions, take inspiration from these woody plants that thrive in one of the toughest places in Europe, Sweden. 

Claude Monet, The Artist’s Garden at Giverny, 1900. Oil on canvas, 89.5 x 92.1cm

Gardens Illustrated readers are invited to the Royal Academy for an exclusive viewing of the landmark exhibition, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Plants for 2016
Plants

Ten experts tell Gardens Illustrated their top plants for 2016. 

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