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Win Gardens Illustrated Books of the Year 2017

Enter our competition for your chance to win all 14 of our Gardens Illustrated books of the year, as seen in The Plant Issue 2017. 

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. 

Lilies offer HW Hyde & Sons

Now is the time to order your lily bulbs ready for an impressive and fragrant display come summer. Specialist nursery HW Hyde & Son is offering readers this easy-to-grow collection at a great price. Offer ends 28 February 2018.

Hortus Loci reader day

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the plants destined for Chelsea’s top show gardens, with a private tour of growers Hortus Loci and a talk from award-winning designer Matt Keightley - Friday 20th April 2018   SOLD OUT

Ideas for decorating the dinner table for Christmas

Brighten up your Christmas table with these festive arrangements using evergreens and winter-flowering shrubs. 

Clematis Montana

Although renowned for their vigour, Clematis montana can be compact plants suitable for growing in smaller gardens - or even large pots. Here is a gallery of some recommended cultivars from the National Collection, held by Val Le Neville-Parry. Photographs by Dianna Jazwinski.


In the second of our four-part series on identifying trees Lia Leendertz explains how to identify conifers. Here she takes a closer look at the Scots pine, yew and larch. 

An aerial view of Lowther Castle

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

The best gardening books 2017

Gardens Illustrated pick 14 favourite gardening reads from 2017

Hardiness ratings

You may have seen plant descriptions followed by a coding of numbers and letters. Here's an explanation of the plant hardiness systems used here and in the USA.

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