Gift, Leisure & Entertainment

Outdoor cinema

Make the most of your garden and the warm summer evenings by hosting a magical movie screening - just add popcorn. 

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Outdoor cinema

Make the most of your garden and the warm summer evenings by hosting a magical movie screening - just add popcorn. 

SOLD OUT Reader Event 19 September 2015 - A day at Gravetye Manor

Join us at the Sussex home of pioneering Victorian gardener William Robinson where you'll learn about Gravetye's prominent past and its continuing influence. TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT

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Reader event: Gravetye Manor

Join us at the Sussex home of pioneering Victorian gardener William Robinson where you'll learn about Gravetye's prominent past and its continuing influence. TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT

30 of the best climbing plants

Things are looking up - choose fom our selection of best climbing plants and add vertical interest to walls and trellises or scrambling over other plants in borders. Gardener Rory Dusoir gives his recommendations. 

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Best climbers

Things are looking up - choose fom our selection of best climbing plants and add vertical interest to walls and trellises or scrambling over other plants in borders. Gardener Rory Dusoir gives his recommendations. 

Climbing plants all share the successful strategy of relying on the support of other plants or objects to reach the sunlight. This obviates the need to invest much in producing supportive tissue, such as the wood in trees, and means climbers aren’t subject to the usual restraints on growth. By planting them we bring  a mercurial, buccaneering spirit into our gardens. Of course, luxuriant growth brings its own problems – vigour must be matched carefully to the appropriate space and abundance restrained where necessary.   

 

Plant hardiness ratings

You may have noticed in the magazine that we've started using hardiness ratings in our plant descriptions. Hardiness ratings provide a standard by which gardeners can tell which plants are likely to survive in a specific location. But what do the figures means? Here's an explanation.

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Hardiness ratings

You may have noticed in the magazine that we've started using hardiness ratings in our plant descriptions. Hardiness ratings provide a standard by which gardeners can tell which plants are likely to survive in a specific location. But what do the figures means? Here's an explanation.

We are now including details of plant hardiness ratings alongside the regular plant information in the features in the magazine. Hardiness ratings provide a standard by which gardeners can tell which plants are likely to survive in a specific location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Flowers Week, 15-19 June

A celebration of cut flowers. Here are some of our favourite events taking place during British Flowers Week 2015. 

 

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British Flowers Week

A celebration of cut flowers. Here are some of our favourite events taking place during British Flowers Week 2015. 

 

British Flowers Week is the annual campaign in support of the British cut flower industry founded by New Covent Garden Flower Market in 2013. It brings together florists, growers, wholesalers and the public in a celebration of British cut flowers. The programme covers events taking place all over the U.K, including pop-up workshops, demonstrations and displays. Here, we pick out a few of our favourites. Find full details of all the events at britishflowersweek.com

9 Outdoor ovens

Whether you want to cook pizza, bake bread, grill vegetables or barbeque meat, an outdoor oven is a perfect way to enhance your al fresco dining experience this summer. 

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Outdoor ovens

Whether you want to cook pizza, bake bread, grill vegetables or barbeque meat, an outdoor oven is a perfect way to enhance your al fresco dining experience this summer. 

A perfect way to enhance your al fresco dining experience this summer

 

 

COMPACT

Earthfire ceramic pizza oven, £249,
Grenadier

grenadier.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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: Monday 20th July, 2015.
TICKETS SOLD OUT 
- look out for new date for tour in September

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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: Monday 20th July, 2015.
TICKETS SOLD OUT 
- look out for new date for tour in September

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS SOLD OUT - look out for new date for tour in September

 

10 essentials for visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

10 must-have items, as recommended by the Gardens Illustrated team, that will ensure your visit to Chelsea Flower Show is a treat from start to finish. 

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Top 10 tips for Chelsea

10 must-have items, as recommended by the Gardens Illustrated team, that will ensure your visit to Chelsea Flower Show is a treat from start to finish. 

Don't let the excitement of a ticket for the Chelsea Flower Show let you forget the essentials - those little, simple, obvious bits and pieces that will help to make your day at Chelsea run as smoothly as possible.

The Gardens Illustrated team got together to create a list of items we think are Chelsea Flower Show visiting essentials, which will mean you can focus on the gardens and plants all day.

Flower fever: 5 events celebrating Chelsea Flower Show

Whether you are lucky enough to have tickets or not, the excitement of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19-24 May 2015) can be felt across London. Here, we've highlighted five of our favourites horticulturally themed activities taking palce during Chelsea week. 

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Chelsea in Bloom

Whether you are lucky enough to have tickets or not, the excitement of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19-24 May 2015) can be felt across London. Here, we've highlighted five of our favourites horticulturally themed activities taking palce during Chelsea week. 

Floral refreshment

The Botanist, Sloane Square
What: A yearly pop-up cocktail bar on Sloane Square serving
exquisite concoctions inspired by the botanical world. We like
the sound of their Spiced Tamarin Smash, which includes Monkey Shoulder
blended scotch, Grand Marnier, cinnamon syrup, cinnamon
bitters, coriander seed bitters and lemon juice.

Chelsea Fringe 2015

The popular Chelsea Fringe festival returns this year with a programme that is bigger and better than before. Here we highlight some of our favourite picks from the bunch. 

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Chelsea Fringe 2015

The popular Chelsea Fringe festival returns this year with a programme that is bigger and better than before. Here we highlight some of our favourite picks from the bunch. 

The Chelsea Fringe returns this year with a programme that is bigger and better than before. Running from 16 May - 7 June there are range of activities taking place at varied venues across London and the UK - with a few satallite events taking place overseas. Here we highlight some of our favourite picks from the bunch, but for full details of all events and activities go to the Fringe website at www.chelseafringe.com

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