Design

Metal-topped potting bench. Cox & Cox

Whether you want to add style or space to the potting shed, our Design Sourcebook picks out nine workstations to help improve your planting process.

Pot display for early season Gypsophila elegans ‘Kermesina’

Head gardener Matthew Reese creates an easy display for a pot that will take your breath away using the pink form of the dainty flowered Gypsophila

Topiary c. Jason Ingram

If box balls and bay pyramids are all that spring to mind when you think of topiary, then it’s high time to sharpen your shears and think again. Here are some ideas to encourage some creative gardening 

English Gardening School Distance Learning courses

The English Gardening School is offering five readers of Gardens Illustrated a 50% discount on one of its distance learning courses.

Eucalyptus growhouse from www.rhsplants.co.uk

Our Design Sourcebook picks out nine interesting mini greenhouses, so that whatever the size of your garden, you still have the option of getting the benefits of growing under glass

Green walls c. Jason Ingram

From the smallest of gardens to the swankiest of city hotels, vertical planting is helping to bring walls to life and offers surprising benefits. Garden designer Annie Guilfoyle gives advice on how to go about planning your own

Garden lighting: Charlotte Rowe designed garden c. Clive Nichols

When it comes to lighting your garden go for well-planned, carefully positioned, good quality solutions and you'll add an extra dimension to your garden. Read our tips and advice

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson leads you from one level of the garden to another, with advice on how to create steps and ramps with safety and accessibility in mind. Here's an article from a few years ago - that's still got lots of useful information.

Garden studios c. Roomworks

If you need to work from home but you’ve no room in your house for an office, then opting for a studio in your garden could be the ideal solution.

Parking space vs front garden c. Giles Park

Off-street parking and an attractively planted front garden needn’t be mutually exclusive – there are lots of designs that combine the two. 

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