Tips for topiary

Hof ann Buxusbeemden is a beautiful topiary garden in Belgium. Translated from Flemish it means garden of the box meadow. Owners Ann van Gestel and Francis Denayer offer advice on how to create a garden and give 5 top tips for topiary. 

shady corners

Shade is sometimes seen as a problem but it is the natural habitat for a host of beautiful woodland flowers, ferns and mosses that can create a wonderfully magical atmosphere. Designer Sarah Price shows you how to make the most of shady corners. 

Design ideas: Wild flowers in the garden

Designer, Sarah Price shows eight ways in which you can improve the ecological status of your garden and add in some natural beauty by simply introducing wild flowers into your planting scheme. 

Crepe paper art work

Artist Aimee Baldwin creates beautiful, hand-crafted crepe paper studies of plants and birds in her home studio near San Francisco. We find out more about what it takes to create such intricate pieces of art. 


The first in a new four-part series with garden designer Arne Maynard at his Monmouthshire home, Allt-y-bela. In the series he will explain how the changing seasons shape his gardening year, beginning as winter approaches, with the importance of structure. 

Hedge laying c. Andrew Montgomery

The art of hedge laying is a centuries-old skill for creating living, stock-proof fences – and although it requires hard work and patience, practice invariably makes perfect. Here we give you a step-by-step guide on how to lay a hedge, as well as some styles of traditional county hedging styles for inspiration. 

9 garden taps

Nine ways to bring water into the garden. 

Outdoor play areas

Do you always need to sacrifice style to create space for children to play? Not if you use the right plants and a little child-like imagination. Designer Sarah Price gives ideas that celebrate play in the garden.

Garden chairs

We've picked nine garden chairs, perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. 

9 fruit cages

We select 9 different fruit cages that provide a made-to-measure solution to protect your fruit and vegetables. 

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here