Design

Gardens Illustrated 2017 Nigel Dunnett
December 20 2016

Nigel Dunnett is a garden designer who regularly designs show gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and was part of the team who designed the planting for London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Here he talks to Gardens Illustrated about his love of gardening ahead of his talk, 'Layers of colour: creating beautiful long-season planting' at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017. 

How to age your garden
November 01 2016

Left to nature, a garden can take many years to reach maturity and feel fully established. Here, Kristy Ramage suggests ways of hastening the process and shows how to age your garden. 

Nine of the best log baskets
October 25 2016

Choose one of these nine log baskets and have stylish storage to help you travel from the wood pile to the fireplace. 

Nine of the best splitting axes
October 05 2016

Nine rugged designs to make chopping logs easy work. 

Design features to steal from an anglophile garden
October 04 2016

Hubert and Colette Sainte Beuve's garden may be in northern France but its roots are firmly planted in the great English tradition. Here are some design features to steal from this anglophile garden. 

Tips for building a rill
September 28 2016

Formal water channels known as rills are a stylish addition to any garden, but there are a few things you need to know before building one. Here, James Alexander-Sinclair suggests some of the best places to visit to find design inspiration and water garden specialists to ensure you design it right first time.  

How to design a child-friendly garden
September 28 2016

Five helpful tips on how to design a child-friendly garden.

Design lessons to learn from a Dutch garden
September 19 2016

The garden of Dutch designer Jikke Hamperpagt was created with a modernist house at its centre but the garden around it is full of colour, texture and lush planting. Here are a few ideas to take away from Jikke's design. 

How to add rural appeal into your garden
September 06 2016

Self-taught garden designer Sean Swallow has reused and cleverly referenced historic features in his sleek, new vision for his Gloucestershire garden.

Get kitted out for harvest time
August 31 2016

At this time of year, the gardener's focus turns from growing to eating so we've picked some of the best products to help you make the most of your harvest. 

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