Tools & Equipment

Simply Roses Gardener's Hand Care Collection

22 July 2013 - 12:55pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Simply Roses Gardener's Hand Care collection

Simply Roses is offering GARDENERS ILLUSTRATED readers a Gardener’s Hand Care collection that makes the perfect treat for all rose enthusiasts.


Simply Roses focus on all things roses. There is a floral design service, which uses freshly cut roses, and a planting design service that gives you options for including roses and other scented plants in your garden whatever its size – or even designing new rose planting schemes from scratch.

Nurseryman's favourites – August

20 July 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Anemone tomentosa c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett suggests Anemone tomentosa as an excellent addition to the late summer planting palette - PLUS other plant choices, and places to go to enjoy the season's plants at their best.


Anemone tomentosa

Spot the Gnome competition

12 July 2013 - 12:13pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
GI gnome

Here's an update on our 'Spot the Gnome' competition that appeared in our special Chelsea Flower Show coverage for the June digital edition.


Our Spot the Gnome competition (found on our June digital edition) is now closed. Thank you to those who entered. Unfortunately no one got the answer correct (admittedly it was quite tricky to spot all of the gnome's appearances!). So, we're going to keep back the prize of a Haws copper watering can and copy of Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury's Planting: A New Perspective for a future competition.

Nurseryman's favourites – July

26 June 2013 - 2:47pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett selects the rich red Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' to fire up summer planting  plus 8 other summer recommendations of plants to grow and places to go.


Tagetes patula ‘Dixter Strain’

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

14 June 2013 - 12:49pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
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

Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson

23 May 2013 - 5:29pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Dan Pearson garden

The latest exhibition at London's Garden Museum highlights the work of Dan Pearson, one of our most significant landscape and garden designers.






The best scented sweet peas

20 May 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Lathyrus 'King Edward VII' c. Sarah Cuttle

Leading plantsman Graham Rice chooses his favourite scented sweet peas – perfect for your garden and hand-picked bouquets


9 of the best metal benches

20 May 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Garden metal bench from Fermob

Our Design Sourcebook highlights a selection of the most stylish metal garden benches

Here's our choice of the most beautiful metal seating for your garden






Chelsea Fringe 2013

16 May 2013 - 4:00pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Chelsea Fringe 2013

While the Chelsea Flower Show is busy celebrating a magnificent 100 years, its more alternative younger cousin, the Chelsea Fringe, is gearing up for its second year. 

If you are in London for the Chelsea Flower Show, it's well worth popping along to some of the Fringe events. From community and guerilla gardening projects, to art installations and pop-up restaurants in inspiring venues, just about anything goes for the Chelsea Fringe, as long as it asks us to reconsider our ideas on what gardens and landscapes, flowers and plants can be about. There are over 200 events taking place in and around London – PLUS - if you're not in London look out for a selection of events taking place at regional locations.

A few highlights:

Special subscription offer at Chelsea Flower Show 2013

14 May 2013 - 1:23pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Subscription gift - Haws copper watering can

If you're going to the Chelsea Flower Show, visit the Gardens Illustrated stand and sign up to our special subscription offer. Save 40% on the shop price* and choose from either Piet Oudolf's latest book or a Haws copper watering can as your free gift.

Subscribe to GARDENS ILLUSTRATED at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21-25 May). You'll save 40% on the shop price* and you can choose a FREE gift as part of your subscription package. Choose from either: