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. 

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.

Plan of the 1921 Chelsea Flower Show c. RHS Lindley Library

This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating 100 years. Here's a selection of key moments through the decades.


Tuscan holiday inspired planting c. Andrew Montgomery

This year make sure your planting gives something to pollinating insects. Here, gardener Julia Wylie, who specialises in naturalistic planting schemes, designs a Tuscan-inspired flower feast for a container.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Win a pair of tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show 2013, plus a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne. This is one of the four great competitions we have this month to mark Gardens Illustrated's 20th year.

Prairie planting

We asked ten of the top garden designers to give us their thoughts on what the latest garden trends will be in the year ahead.

Sumptuous garden flowers

Winter is the perfect time to think about your garden and how it can look even better next year. Award-winning designer Jinny Blom gives us her 10-point plan of things to consider.

Garden Illustrated's pothole garden c. Jason Ingram

The Pothole Gardener visited Bristol to create a tiny garden especially for Gardens Illustrated magazine. We recorded the guerilla gardening event for everyone to enjoy.

Stephanie Donaldson, Country Living's gardening editor. c.Paul Debois

Browse our gallery of images by photographer Paul Debois from his series 'Land Girls' (highly commended in the 2012 International Garden Photographer of the Year portfolio category). Loosely inspired by a WWII Land Girls poster, Paul chose his modern-day girls from those actively involved in writing, blogging, broadcasting or campaigning on gardening and grow-your-own, photographing them in their own gardens to give a glimpse of how they practise what they preach. Of Paul's 30 portraits we've selected just ten ladies - all of whom have a connection with Gardens Illustrated. Paul sells prints of his photography work - including some botanical imagery at

Ideas for small gardens

Designing and planting up small gardens is the focus of the August issue of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED. Here we gather together designers' thoughts on how to create an inspiring outdoor space even in the smallest of gardens.


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