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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
Plants

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
Design

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
Design

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
Plants

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.

How to add rural appeal into your garden
Design

Self-taught garden designer Sean Swallow has reused and cleverly referenced historic features in his sleek, new vision for his Gloucestershire garden.

Planting ideas for autumn containers
Design

Gardener Jacky Mills creates a stylish container display using plants that celebrate the array of colour in autumn. 

Key plants Hauser & Wirth c. Jason Ingram
Plants

The perennials meadow at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Somerset is a planting installation by garden designer Piet Oudolf. Here you can see 24 of the his key plants from the field. Photographs by Jason Ingram. 

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