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Our trip to India takes in some of the finest Mughal gardens and palaces of North India. The tour's host John Brookes has arranged a number of special events to make your visits especially memorable.
The palaces and gardens of North India were built by the 16th and 17th-century Mughal emperors to house their great courts.
As well as visiting some of the major sites and gardens, the journey also takes in many of the less visited yet stunning gardens and palaces in the region, thanks to the connections of your tour leader, the distinguished designer John Brookes. A number of events have also been planned for the party.
If you've been inspired by plantswoman Beth Chatto's list of 100 must-have plants featured in the February issue of the magazine, here's your chance to get hold of your pick at a 10% discount
We are delighted to feature Beth Chatto’s list of 100 must-have plants in the February 2012 issue of Gardens Illustrated (issue 182).
The nursery is offering readers a 10% discount on plant orders made from its mail order list. The offer covers not only the plants on Beth’s 100 must-have list, but any other plants you select.
Don't miss these delightful harbingers of spring. Here's a selection of snowdrop events taking place all over the country in the weeks ahead.
Don’t miss visiting a snowdrop display this winter. Even after a mild winter, their delicate blooms always manage to lift the spirits.
Here’s a selection of gardens opening for special snowdrop days. There are plenty of others to choose from. Check your local press, or organisations such as the National Gardens Scheme or the National Trust also list events
Expert plantsman Roy Lancaster gives his tips on how to grow Daphnes to fill your garden with scent right through the winter and beyond
In the February 2012 issue of Gardens Illustrated (issue 182) Roy Lacaster gives his choice of favourite daphnes to grow. Here we bring you his advise to success in growing these worthwhile shrubs.
Every garden needs a few special plants that seed themselves, springing up to fill gaps and make spontaneous combinations. Here plantswoman Derry Watkins gives us her guide to the best
Every garden needs a few special plants that seed themselves, springing up to fill gaps and make spontaneous combinations. Here’s plantswoman Derry Watkins gives us her guide to the best
Papaver rhoeas Mother of Pearl Group
A strain of the wild corn poppy selected by artist Cedric Morris. Subtle grey, lavender, pink and white, the colour appears to be stippled on with a fine paintbrush. It is vital to grow well away from wild corn poppies, or they will all end up red.
Typical height (H) 30cm.
Inspiring new year’s resolutions that will help you achieve the full potential of your garden in the season ahead.
We asked designer and gardening presenter James Alexander-Sinclair to give us ideas on giving your garden a New Year brush up. He also got some thoughts from well-known gardening friends
Even in December there are still plants that will illuminate your garden. John Hoyland chooses a selection including this delightful witch hazel.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’
This witch hazel makes a magnificent shrub that is more compact and less unruly than some Hamamelis. The narrow, twisting petals form spidery flowers with a strong, sweet scent; they look fragile but are tough enough to withstand the iciest weather. This Hamamelis can also put up with a windy location, but it dislikes shallow, chalky soil, and waterlogged conditions will kill it, so it is always worth digging grit into the soil when you plant it.