Design

Follies

James Alexander-Sinclair gives eight design ideas for a folly - the garden structure that has no particular purpose beyond looking good in the landscape. 

Pots of style: Aeoniums

Gardener Jacky Mills combines aeoniums and daisies for a sophisticated container planting. 

9 of the best hammocks

Hammocks are the ultimate summer accessory for dozing in the garden. Here, we've chosen nine of the best. 

The Coach House c. Rebecca Bernstein

Providing structure in the garden can add interest and draw the eye. Here are five ideas from a Cotswold garden. 

GROW London

GROW London is in full swing, 24-26 June on Hampstead Heath. The contemporary garden and lifestyle fair sees over 100 hand-picked exhibitors offering tempting items from must-have plants to furniture, tools, chic accessories, planters and more. Here's some of the items Gardens Illustrated loved. More details about the show at growlondon.com

Take a look inside the July 2016 issue

In the July 2016 issue: iInspiring international gardens, container planting for stylish summer pots, hammocks to help you lounge around in the garden and expert advice on thalictrums. 

Win a box of botanical prints

Enter our competition to win The Botanical Treasury - a boxed publication containing 40 botanical prints and extracts from classic botanical texts selected from the collection at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Artist Rebecca Louise Laws c. Rachel Warne

Artist Rebecca Louise Law's hanging garden installations allow us to marvel at the enduring beauty of flowers.

Design ideas: the gardener's gaze

In the last of her design series, Sarah Price encourages us to look carefully at the world around us and store ideas away for our future designs. 

Planning a dry garden

In the July issue, Spanish designer Fernando Martos explains why he combines the beauty of Spain's arid landscape with English planting ideas in his garden design. 

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