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Nine of the best hose reels
Design

Gardens Illustrated pick nine designs to help you tidy away your garden hose.

Annual climbers
Plants

With so many to choose from, climbing annuals sown and grown in a year are a surprisingly easy way to lift the summer spirits. Here, Kew-trained gardener Matthew Biggs chooses 21 of his favourite annual climbers. 

How to prepare the garden ready for winter
Design

The owners of Hindringham Hall in Norfolk, a historic, moated house, give advice and helpful tips to help you manage the stream, pond or boggy area in your garden. 

Wildflower charity Landlife

The wildflower conservation organisation the National Wildflower Centre has taken the difficult decision to close down. Writer Caroline Beck highlights its pioneering work over the last 40 years. Photographs by Jane Sebire.

Garden design trends 2017
Design

We ask the experts for their gardening insights for 2017. 

Gardens Illustrated book of the month

Gardenista is a sourcebook of real gardens - a compendium of design ideas for the garden that you will return to again and again. It's our book of the month and you can read the review here. 

Desert-adapted garden design in California
Gardens

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
Gardens

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

Plant trends for 2017
Plants

We asked ten experts what plants they are most excited about growing in their gardens in the year ahead to create a definitive list of the top plant trends for 2017. 

Seed catalogues 2017
Plants

Columnist Jojo Tulloh recommends her favourite seed suppliers.

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