Spring border design by Sarah Price

Essence of spring - Garden designer Sarah Price blends creams, pale yellows and rich purples to create a sensational border from winter to early summer

Allan Pollok-Morris

A collecton of images by photographer Allan Pollok-Morris' from his book 'Close', published by Northfield Editions, priced £34.99

Border design by Julie Toll using mainly annuals

Bright & Beautiful – designer Julie Toll plants a border mainly of annuals grown from seed to give you a sensational display of flowers all summer long – and save money, too.

Plan for small garden (illustration by Liz Pepperell)

Brilliant Ideas for Small Gardens. Join us on Saturday, 20 November when some of the top names in gardening and garden design will explore how even the smallest of spaces can become a dream garden

summer parasols. c.Sean Malyon

Keep cool with our stylish selection of sunshades. Here's our pick of the best

Chelsea Flower Show 1930-1939, show garden construction

The 2010 Chelsea Flower Show is almost upon us with all the excitement of show gardens and fantastic floral displays. We trace the history of the show, long considered the must-see event for garden enthusiasts and royalty alike.

Winning design for roof top garden Inchbald bursary

The winner of the garden design bursary ran as a competition in GARDENS ILLUSTRATED with the Inchbald School of Design has been selected. Inglis Thornburn's design for a attractive yet practical roof garden space impressed the judges.

Jacob's Ladder designed by Jeffrey Hewitt, Chelsea 2009

Don’t forget to book your Chelsea Flower Show tickets

Annuals border design

Dutch nursery owners and planting designers Helen Lewis and Wilko Karmelk create a stunning chic and cheerful border using mainly annuals. Read the article and download their planting plan here:

The Posh Shed Company

A garden shed plays a vital role in the garden, either for the storage of equipment, or as an important work space. Andrew Wilson gives his design considerations

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