Design

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. 

Here's a look inside the October 2016 issue

Take a look inside the October 2016 issue - This month we've asked a selection of top designers to give us their choices of spring flowering bulbs that they'll be planting this month, profile the best hydrangeas to grow and get some inspiration on creating a stylish family garden.

How to add rural appeal into your garden

Self-taught garden designer Sean Swallow has reused and cleverly referenced historic features in his sleek, new vision for his Gloucestershire garden.

Planting ideas for autumn containers

Gardener Jacky Mills creates a stylish container display using plants that celebrate the array of colour in autumn. 

House numbers

Make your mark on your home with one of these nine house number designs.

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