The Lemon Tree Trust: Gardens of hope

The Lemon Tree Trust is a UK-based Community Interest Company (CIC) supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq by providing food, work and hope through the cultivation of gardens. Here is a gallery of images from the camp, illustrating how the gardens are bringing stability, beauty and dignity to those that live there.

The Lemon Tree Trust

Far from being temporary, refugee camps can provide accommodation for displaced people for many years. Gardens bring stability, beauty and dignity. In the February issue of Gardens Illustrated, writer Caroline Beck looks into the work of the Lemon Tree Trust, a project supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq. Here is a little information about the project. 

Why plant lovers should visit: Scotland

It may feel counterintuitive to head north for an early spring, but Hannah Gardner is visiting Scotland in search of snowdrops and uncommon trees. 

Dreamscapes by Claire Takacs

Gardens Illustrated book of the month for February is Dreamscapes by photographer Claire Takacs. Read our review here. 

Take a look inside the February issue

Take a look inside the February 2018 issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month, garden designer Sarah Price chooses 100 beautiful and useful plants for the garden.

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. 

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