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5 inspiring garden walks
Gardens

Don't let the cold, wet weather put you off from visiting gardens over the winter months. Here are five spectacular gardens that are worth a visit, whatever the weather. 

Gertrude Jekyll 174th birthday
Gardens

Today Google marked Gertrude Jekyll's 174th birthday with a colour-rich Google Doodle. We add our own tribute with a timeline of her life and a list of some of her greatest gardens to visit. 

Ultimate horticultural library
Gardens

After much discussion the award-winning design duo of Isabel and Julian Bannerman agree on their ultimate horticultural library.

Winter bulbs and foliage for December
Plants

In the December issue head gardener Mat Reese finds delight in winter bulbs and foliage and heads into the greenhouse to nurture two tender orchids. Here is his selection of favourite plants for the garden in winter. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

WIN a set of Herbarium notecards

Enter our competition to win a set of Thames & Hudson illustrated Herbarium: Notecards and Herbarium: One Hundred Herbs to Grow, Cook & Heal

Gifts for gardeners

Find the perfect Christmas present from our selection of stylish and practical gifts to delight even the most seasoned of gardeners. 

How to identify trees
Plants

In the first of a new four-part series on identifying trees, Lia Leendertz outlines the key features of common, native deciduous trees so you can learn how to recognise them, even out of season. Here she takes a closer look at oak, ash and beech. 

Apple and parsnip muffins

The perfect cold-weather treat that is both seasonal and delicious. 

Favourite seed heads - Foeniculum vulgare c. Lynn Keddie
Plants

Seedheads glistening with frost play an important part in bringing structural winter interest to the garden. Here's five plants that can be happily left to provide a eyecatching display

Get kitted out for colder weather
Gardens

Our pick of garden and household items that will help to keep you and your plants warm and protected during the colder months. 

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