Galanthus nivalis 'Ecusson d'Or' means badge or shield of gold © Torie Chugg

If you're looking for some late winter magic, seek out a snowdrop walk. GARDENS ILLUSTRATED presents a selection of the best…

Christmas fair at Great Dixter

Avoid jostling with the masses in city centres this year and head to Christmas fairs for more unusual and unique gifts.

Chestnut tree leaf damaged by leaf miner moth

This year's autumn leaf display has been glorious – except for the leaves of the horse chestnut tree, which continue to be attacked by the fast-spreading leaf miner moth. Experts at Kew share their knowledge on the alien attackers and give some tips that will help protect the trees.

People and Plants short course

The Open University, the RHS and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have teamed up to create a short course on botany. Enrol today and keep yourself busy and entertained over the winter months.

Hampton Court

The pages of Gardens Illustrated are skilfully brought to life at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which is held 6-11 July 2010. 

Leonardslee Gardens, Sussex

Leonardslee Gardens in Sussex are closing to the public at the end of June. There's a few days left to visit these Grade 1 listed gardens.

Gardens Illustrated news

This year Gardens Illustrated will have a stand at a number of garden shows around the country and for the first time you'll be able to buy a range of GI postcards. 

Chelsea Flower Show 2007: garden by Isabelle Van Groeningen and Gabrielle Pape,

If you’re in London for The Chelsea Flower Show 25-29th May, why not make the most of your time in the capital and catch up on a few other floral-related treats.


Don't miss the opportunity to harvest tender young nettles in spring to make this lovely, nutrient-rich soup. It's easy to make, delicious, and a great way to mark the start of the growing year.

Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler looks forward to the prospect of hard work as the garden comes alive in March.

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