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Garden kneelers

We've picked out nine of the best garden kneelers that offer both style and comfort. 

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The best garden kneelers

We've picked out nine of the best garden kneelers that offer both style and comfort. 

Spring is in full swing and it's the perfect time to get out into the garden. Make sure to cushion your knees while planting and weeding with one of these comfy designs. 

 

EARTHY TONES
Waxed cotton and suede kneeler,
£35, Gardens Illustrated Shop,
shop.gardensillustrated.com

 

 

Download our designer border plan: Ravishing beauty

Award-winning garden designer Jinny Blom creates her planting plan for a blissfully romantic flower border. Download the planting plan here.

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Jinny Blom's romantic border plan

Award-winning garden designer Jinny Blom creates her planting plan for a blissfully romantic flower border. Download the planting plan here.

"I am hopelessly unfashionable," says garden designer Jinny Blom. "So being asked to create an unashamedly romantic border was a delight."

http://content.bbcmagazinesbristol.com/gardensillustrated/pdf/ravishing%20beauty%20pdf%20to%20download.pdf
Download the pdf file.

Garden vacancy

Monique and Thierry Dronet felled forests and moved mountains of earth to create their stunning garden Le Jardin de Berchigranges in the Vosges mountains of eastern France. They are now putting out a call for a garden manager to help ensure that the garden continues in the spirit that they have nurtured so carefully. 

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Berchigranges c. Noël Kingsbury

Monique and Thierry Dronet felled forests and moved mountains of earth to create their stunning garden Le Jardin de Berchigranges in the Vosges mountains of eastern France. They are now putting out a call for a garden manager to help ensure that the garden continues in the spirit that they have nurtured so carefully. 

Acclaimed French garden seeks garden manager

Le Jardin de Berchigranges is an exceptionally lovely garden in the Vosges mountains of Alsace in France - see our feature in issue 219 (March 2015) or click here for a look at owner Thierry Dronet's favourite narcissi.

Reader Event: Painting the Modern Garden - 30 March 2016

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

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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

 

Where to find garden antiques

In a little plug for our sister title Homes & Antiques, we recommend buying the February issue of the magazine to discover the best hunting grounds for garden antiques.

 

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Guide to best antiques and vintage shops. Illustration Polly Fern

In a little plug for our sister title Homes & Antiques, we recommend buying the February issue of the magazine to discover the best hunting grounds for garden antiques.

 

Homes & Antiques magazine helps dig up finds for your garden in a guide of the UK’s best antiques and vintage shops.

What you need in your potting shed

Get kitted out for the ultimate potting shed

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Kit out your potting shed

Get kitted out for the ultimate potting shed

A functional potting shed is a must-have for a keen gardener. Here are some essential items (and some treats) that will help you to own the ultimate potting shed. 

 

 

 

 

 

How to create a tonal border from garden design expert, Arne Maynard

The borders at Cottesbrooke Hall are made up of pale pinks, deep purples and icy blues. Garden designer Arne Maynard shares some of the plants that make up the stunning borders, grouping them together in colour palettes.

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Cottesbrooke border c. Jonathan Buckley

The borders at Cottesbrooke Hall are made up of pale pinks, deep purples and icy blues. Garden designer Arne Maynard shares some of the plants that make up the stunning borders, grouping them together in colour palettes.

The borders at Cottesbrooke Hall are made up of pale pinks, deep purples and icy blues. They are the work of garden designer, Arne Maynard who weaves atmosphere into all his planting with an expert eye for detail, use of texture and concept of space. Here he shares some of the plants that make up the stunning borders, grouping them together in colour palettes.

 

Turner Prize 2015

We would like to congratulate Assemble for their Turner Prize win - and the ladies of the Granby Four Streets area in Toxteth who have shown the worth of regeneration at a grass roots level. Find out more

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Assemble Turner Prize 2015 c. Jeff J Mitchell

We would like to congratulate Assemble for their Turner Prize win - and the ladies of the Granby Four Streets area in Toxteth who have shown the worth of regeneration at a grass roots level. Find out more

Architect collective Assemble has been awarded the Turner Prize 2015. Their nomination for a regeneration project in Toxteth, Liverpool, may perhaps not be described as conventional 'art', but it was recognised by the judges as ‘part of a long tradition of art working in society’.

9 of the best wheelbarrows

9 of the best wheelbarrow designs that help to lighten the load in the garden.

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Best wheelbarrows

9 of the best wheelbarrow designs that help to lighten the load in the garden.

During the colder months, the attention in the garden turns to tidying up and re-organising ready for the growing season ahead. We've chosen 9 of the best wheelbarrows to help lighten the load.

 

FOLDAWAY
Collapsible aluminium 150kg transport cart,
£373, Manufactum,
0800 096 0938, manufactum.co.uk

 

 

NEW! Gardens Illustrated Shop

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.

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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.

 

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