Gardens

The gardens of Westonbirt

Ahead of the Gardens Illustrated Festival 25-26 March, we take a look at the history behind the gardens of Westonbirt School, where our weekend of events is located. Head gardener Alixandra Chalk gives us an insight into what to expect in the gardens in spring. 

Places to visit to find snowdrops photo: Nikola Beck/Gettyimages

For glanthophiles, February is the month to venture out of the house to admire snowdrops. Here we've come up with a list of some of the best places to visit for stunning snowdrop displays. 

Gardens of Wiltshire

Discover a selection of English country gardens on our exclusive tour, including a day spent with designer Tania Compton allowing us exclusive access to some of the county’s finest private gardens. 18-21 September 2017.

Desert-adapted garden design in California

The hot and dry Californian climate required the owners of Rancho Diablo to consider plant usage carefully for their garden. The result was a fiendishly clever, desert-adapted design. Photographs by Claire Takacs. 

Gardens to visit for culture

We select 15 of our favourite gardens in which you can immerse yourself in art, literature, science, politics and music.

Take a look inside the January 2017 issue

Our first issue of the year is here and it is packed with dreamy gardens from across the globe, from a romantic, moated garden in Norfolk to a pastoral garden in Spain. Take a look inside the January 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated. 

Gardens Illustrated's books of the year

Our favourite gardening reads from 2016. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Mary Keen C.Jason Ingram

Mary Keen is an internationally renowned garden designer and writer. Here, we chat to Mary about her love of gardens and her talk 'High horticulture or running wild?', which will take place at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Val Bourne c. Lynn Keddie

Val Bourne is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer. We spend five minutes with Val to discuss her love of gardening and her upcoming talk, 'Green and Gorgeous' at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

10 of the best gardens to visit for planting inspiration

10 of the best, but lesser-known, gardens to visit for planting inspiration. 

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