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Gardens Illustrated's books of the year
Gardens

Our favourite gardening reads from 2016. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Mary Keen C.Jason Ingram
Gardens

Mary Keen is an internationally renowned garden designer and writer. Here, we chat to Mary about her love of gardens and her talk 'High horticulture or running wild?', which will take place at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Val Bourne c. Lynn Keddie
Gardens

Val Bourne is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer. We spend five minutes with Val to discuss her love of gardening and her upcoming talk, 'Green and Gorgeous' at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

10 of the best gardens to visit for planting inspiration
Gardens

10 of the best, but lesser-known, gardens to visit for planting inspiration. 

Creating displays with succulents
Plants

Perfect for the patio in summer, ideal for the conservatory, or just a sunny windowsill - at any time of year - succulents are also among the best plants for creating easy and stylish displays.

Textile sculptures Cabbages and Nettles
Design

From her studio, Rachel Nettles creates textile sculptures that look and feel as though they've come straight from the allotment. 

Cut-flower plant combinations
Plants

Gardener James Horner puts on his florist's hat to suggest four combinations of cut flowers for late summer displays.

Take a look inside the Plant Issue
Plants

This month, pick up a copy of the Plant Issue 2016, a special edition of Gardens Illustrated. Inside you'll find inspiration for cut-flower and container combinations, plus a look at some of the best gardens for plant inspiration. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Annie Guilfoyle
Gardens

Annie Guilfoyle is a garden designer and Director of Garden Design at KLC school of design. Here she talks about her love of gardening and her forthcoming talk at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 'What makes a great garden?' 

Voorlinden c. Walter Herfst
Plants

In the garden of Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands, designer Piet Oudolf has added a glorious selection of bright annuals to his trademark perennial plantings. Find his inspirational planting list here

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