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'Down to Earth - My Garden Story’ with Monty Don

Join us at our Autumn Lecture with Monty Don as he reflects on his passion for gardens and gardening and tells us how his approach has developed throughout his gardening life. Royal Geographical Society, 10 October 2014.

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Monty Don

Join us at our Autumn Lecture with Monty Don as he reflects on his passion for gardens and gardening and tells us how his approach has developed throughout his gardening life. Royal Geographical Society, 10 October 2014.

 

Monty Don's passion for gardens and gardening, organic practices and home-grown vegetables encompasses a deep respect for rural living and traditional skills. We are delighted to welcome him as the speaker at our first GARDENS ILLUSTRATED Autumn Lecture, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, when he will talk about his life in gardening, his passion for growing and his Herefordshire garden in a talk entitled 'Down to Earth - My Garden Story'.

Are you Wild About Gardens?

Wild About Gardens Week (15-21 September) wants your help. 

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Wild About Gardens. Sticky Wicket c. Jason Ingram

Wild About Gardens Week (15-21 September) wants your help. 

Wild about Gardens Week (15-21 September) wants your help.

Well, it’s our wildlife that needs your help and Wild About Gardens Week is about encouraging gardeners to play a role. The Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts have lots of suggestions of helpful activities and information on how gardening for wildlife can make a difference to the UK’s wild creatures.

Join the debate on the future of landscape design: 7-22 September 2013

Be part of the cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate urban environments and natural landscapes through garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education.

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Bergamo town square during landscape design festival

Be part of the cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate urban environments and natural landscapes through garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education.

 

I Maestri del Paesaggio: International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden,
7-22 September 2013, Bergamo, Italy

Missing clue to October crossword

We're sorry but we've just noticed a mistake in the October issue crossword. We hope this hasn't been too frustrating for you.

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Crossword

We're sorry but we've just noticed a mistake in the October issue crossword. We hope this hasn't been too frustrating for you.

Unfortunately we missed off the clue to 17 ACROSS for the October issue (190) crossword. Apologies to anyone who has been trying to complete it. Here is the clue:

17 Across: Open to the elements, seed pox developed (7)

The making of a Chelsea garden

Designers and garden contractors have been on site for weeks, but now there's only a few days left until the RHS Chelsea Flower Show begins. Take a glimpse at how designer Arne Maynard is progressing with his garden for Laurent-Perrier.

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Tree arrival at Arne Maynard's Chelsea 2012 show garden for Laurent-Perrier

Designers and garden contractors have been on site for weeks, but now there's only a few days left until the RHS Chelsea Flower Show begins. Take a glimpse at how designer Arne Maynard is progressing with his garden for Laurent-Perrier.

In the June issue of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED - on sale 25 May - designer Arne Maynard has written about using roses as part of your garden design.

But as well as the Design Ideas series he's writing for us, Arne has spent the last year preparing for his Chelsea Flower Show garden, which will mark the bi-centenary of champagne house Laurent-Perrier.

 

Nurseryman's favourites – April

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Plants picks Lathyrus vernus as an ideal plant to bring your borders surging back to life this spring. PLUS places to visit to see plants at their spring-time best.

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Lathyrus vernus c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Plants picks Lathyrus vernus as an ideal plant to bring your borders surging back to life this spring. PLUS places to visit to see plants at their spring-time best.

 

Gardens of Scotland - 31 August to 6 September

Join our trip and visit some of Scotland's finest gardens, plus an invitation to stay at the private homes of some of the garden owners

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LIttle Sparta c. Noel Kingsbury

Join our trip and visit some of Scotland's finest gardens, plus an invitation to stay at the private homes of some of the garden owners

Join this one-off trip and not only will you discover some of Scotland’s great historic and contemporary gardens, you are also invited to stay at the private homes of some of the garden owners, giving you a unique view of these properties not normally experienced by visitors.

Nurseryman's favourites - March

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Plants picks Fritillaria michailovskyi as one of her March plant highlights PLUS places to visit to see plants at their early spring-time best

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Fritillaria michailovskyi c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Plants picks Fritillaria michailovskyi as one of her March plant highlights PLUS places to visit to see plants at their early spring-time best

 

Correction to crossword

We're sorry but we've just noticed a mistake in the March issue crossword. We hope this hasn't been too frustrating for you.

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March crossword

We're sorry but we've just noticed a mistake in the March issue crossword. We hope this hasn't been too frustrating for you.

Unfortunately we missed off the clue to 27 DOWN for the March issue (183) crossword. Apologies to anyone who has been trying to complete it. Here is the clue:

27 Down: Sound of Lady Nancy's daisy-like flower (5)

Bulb planting workshop

Spend the day at Sarah Raven's garden at Perch Hill Farm and join a workshop on getting creative with your indoor bulb displays - Saturday 24 March.

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Hyacinth indoor pot display

Spend the day at Sarah Raven's garden at Perch Hill Farm and join a workshop on getting creative with your indoor bulb displays - Saturday 24 March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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