Tips for planting in a dry climate

In western Spain, a mix of drought-tolerant plants and careful design has allowed this garden to flourish, despite its extreme weather. Here, you'll find tips for designing in a dry climate.

Get kitted out for visiting gardens

January, for the gardener, is all about planning and anticipating the gardening season ahead. There's nothing quite like visiting gardens to find inspiration for design ideas and planting so we've put together a list of kit, for visiting gardens at home and abroad. 

Martha Stewart private garden

In the January issue of Gardens Illustrated we visit writer, TV personality and garden enthusiast Martha Stewart's private garden. Here she gives her top tips for creating a successful garden and recommends some of the best gardens to visit in the USA. 

Garden events and shows 2018

If you can tear yourself away from your own garden, there are countless garden shows and festivals awaiting you this year. Here we list some of the best garden events and shows in 2018.

Take a look inside the January 2018 issue of Gardens Illustrated

A new year and new issue! Here's a look inside the January 2018 issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month, it's our travel special with gardens from Kenya, Spain, Morocco and TV personality Martha Stewart's garden in the USA. 

New year gardening kit for propagation

It's the start of a new year and gardeners are busily planning and ordering seeds for the gardening season ahead. It's a good time to take stock of your tools and equipment too, and if you find you're in need of some new kit, our pick of potting and propagation sundries can help you out. 

An aerial view of Lowther Castle

Enjoy a unique aerial view of the castle and garden at Lowther Castle in Cumbria. 

Italian Lakes reader holiday

Travel by boat to visit some of the finest lakeside gardens of Lakes Como and Maggiore, plus visit the Orticolario garden show in the company of designer Annie Guilfoyle. 1-5 October 2018.

5 inspiring garden walks

Don't let the cold, wet weather put you off from visiting gardens over the winter months. Here are five spectacular gardens that are worth a visit, whatever the weather. 

Gertrude Jekyll 174th birthday

Today Google marked Gertrude Jekyll's 174th birthday with a colour-rich Google Doodle. We add our own tribute with a timeline of her life and a list of some of her greatest gardens to visit. 

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