Design

Spring-inspired gifts for the home and garden

Banish those winter blues and add some colour to the house and garden with these spring-inspired goodies. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Ann Marie Powell

Ann-Marie Powell is an award-winning garden designer, TV gardening presenter, journalist and author. Ahead of her talk, 'A Passion for Plants' at the Gardens Illustrated Festival, we catch up with Ann-Marie and find out what she's looking forward to most at this year's event. 

Nine of the best small outdoor tables

Here you'll find nine of the best outdoor tables for small spaces. 

How to make natural arbours and tunnels

In the last of the Gardens Illustrated series on garden structures, we show you how to make arbours and tunnels using natural materials. 

Sunken gardens

A sunken garden can provide privacy and a new perspective for planting. Here designer James Alexander-Sinclair lists five key design elements to consider when planning to build your own sunken garden. 

Making natural willow structures

It's time to start thinking about support and protection for new season's growth - here we give you ideas for garden structures made using natural materials, which you can make yourself. 

Weather-watching in the garden

Nine of the best barometers, thermometers and weathervanes to help you keep an eye on the weather. 

How to make natural structures

Hand-crafted garden structures, made from locally sourced materials are back in favour. Here we show you how to make a bean support using coppiced bean poles and withy ties. 

Nine of the best hose reels

Gardens Illustrated pick nine designs to help you tidy away your garden hose.

How to prepare the garden ready for winter

The owners of Hindringham Hall in Norfolk, a historic, moated house, give advice and helpful tips to help you manage the stream, pond or boggy area in your garden. 

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