Design

How to age your garden

Left to nature, a garden can take many years to reach maturity and feel fully established. Here, Kristy Ramage suggests ways of hastening the process and shows how to age your garden. 

Nine of the best log baskets

Choose one of these nine log baskets and have stylish storage to help you travel from the wood pile to the fireplace. 

Take a look inside the November issue

The November 2016 issue is on sale. This month, read about a communit, walled, flower garden in the Netherlands, discover the best types of garlic to grow for flavour and find tips on how to age your garden. 

Arthur Jack & Co trough

Arthur Jack & Co is offering readers the chance to win a classic garden trough worth £295. 

Nine of the best splitting axes

Nine rugged designs to make chopping logs easy work. 

Making handmade wallpaper

In the October issue, Gardens Illustrated visit the Dorset studio and garden of artist Hugh Dunford Wood and see for ourselves the inspiration behind his handmade wallpaper. 

Design features to steal from an anglophile garden

Hubert and Colette Sainte Beuve's garden may be in northern France but its roots are firmly planted in the great English tradition. Here are some design features to steal from this anglophile garden. 

Tips for building a rill

Formal water channels known as rills are a stylish addition to any garden, but there are a few things you need to know before building one. Here, James Alexander-Sinclair suggests some of the best places to visit to find design inspiration and water garden specialists to ensure you design it right first time.  

How to design a child-friendly garden

Five helpful tips on how to design a child-friendly garden.

Design lessons to learn from a Dutch garden

The garden of Dutch designer Jikke Hamperpagt was created with a modernist house at its centre but the garden around it is full of colour, texture and lush planting. Here are a few ideas to take away from Jikke's design. 

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