Design ideas for building a tree house

From a varnished wood and brass eyrie to a chrysalis-like pod, James Alexander-Sinclair seeks out the weird and wonderful world of tree houses to find inspiration for an aerial retreat of your own - be it in your garden, or a holiday adventure.

Gardens Illustrated Festival Arne Maynard

Garden designer, Arne Maynard will be speaking at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. Here you can find out more about his talk and the love he has for garden design. 

Gardens Illustrated festival Troy Scott Smith

Troy Scott Smith is head gardener at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, which is famous for its stunning display of roses. You can catch Troy speaking at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

5 tips for planting hedges

Hedges can be one of the most versatile design tools in your garden. Here are five tips for planting hedges with ideas on how to make the most of them in your garden design. Photographs by Sietske De Vries. 

Making heritage rakes

Operating out of an ancient workshop in the Cumbrian village of Dufton, Rudd's Rakes, now run by the fourth generation of the Rudd family, is the last commercial wooden rake maker in Britain. 

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. 

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