Technical drawing as part of courses at Inchbald

Train to be a garden designer with one of the top design schools on an online course worth more than £5,500

Gardens Illustrated annual lecture 2011

Gardens Illustrated’s annual lecture takes place during Chelsea Flower Show week. This year designers Andy Sturgeon, Dan Pearson and Cleve West discussed the current trends in planting and design. Now you can listen to the event as a podcast.

Jinny Blom's pots c. Andrew Montgomery

Designer Jinny Blom created a series of easy-to-achieve planting schemes for containers, so that you can freshen up your garden with instant displays of vibrant plants. Here's her idea for a simple yet effective tabletop collection of pots.

Jekka McVicar's design for a herb border

Jekka McVicar, one of Britain’s leading herb growers, creates a compact scheme that’s both beautiful and full of flavour – so all you have to do is the planting and the picking

Mark Gregory's garden for The Children's Society Chelsea 2010

If you’re spending time in London during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, here are some ideas for horticulturally themed activities – whether you’re visiting the show or not.


Chelsea designers Cleve West and Luciano Giubbilei

Two of the designers hotly tipped for gold at this year's show reveal what makes them tick

Planting scheme from Cancer Research UK Garden 2005 c. Troika

Get set for the gardening extravaganza that is the Chelsea Flower Show. Here's seven of the 32 show gardens featuring at this year's show that we think you should look out for.

Sketchup plan by John Cavalheiro

Learn how to produce expert plans for your garden designs by taking a masterclass at the studio of award-winning garden designer Luciano Giubbilei.

If you're looking for courses in garden design, here's a selection of the UK's leading garden design schools and the training they offer.

Late summer border design by Andrea Brunsendorf

Spinning the colour wheel – This bold design for a late summer border by gardener Andrea Brunsendorf uses tried and trusted plants that will keep the show going until the first frosts.


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