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Natural Selection by Dan Pearson

Natural Selection is a new title by award-winning garden designer and journalist Dan Pearson. He draws on ten years of his columns for the Observer to explore the rhythms and pleasures of a year in the garden.

Rockcliffe garden
Gardens

Emma Keswick has lovingly developed her Cotswold garden over a period of more than three decades. In the May issue of Gardens Illustrated, on sale now, you can find out how the garden combines majestic vistas with topiary and exuberant planting and here you can see some extra photographs of this grand garden. 

Facts you probably didn't know about poppies
Plants

The poppy is an unassuming but widely recognised flower and it has a fascinating history. Here are ten interesting facts about poppies. 

5 ways to create an ecological wildlife haven
Gardens

In the May issue of Gardens Illustrated, you'll discover a town garden in Bruges that encourages biodiversity. Here are 5 ideas from the garden to create an ecological wildlife haven of your own.

seasonal dishes for early-summer

The green leaves of summer are a wonderful source of inspiration for flavoursome dishes. Here is a fresh recipe for cured mackerel with a potato and fenugreek salad.

Flowers and foliage for the garden in May
Plants

Head gardener Mat Reese chooses delicate flowers and evergreen foliage to smooth the transition from spring to summer.

Designers Guild 2017 range
Design

Designers Guild is delighted to offer Gardens Illustrated readers an exclusive 20% discount on its Spring Summer 2017 upholstered furniture and home accessories ranges. Valid from 29 April to 31 May 2017.

Places to visit to see bluebells. Photo Getty Images
Plants

Wandering through woodland among a sea of bluebells swathed in dappled light is a magical experience. Now is the time to get out and see these wonderful British flowers for yourself, so take a look through our suggestions for the best places to visit to see bluebells.  

May 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated
Design

Take a look inside the May 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month; the inside scoop on RHS Chelsea Flower Show, container displays with a gently wild style, the best Papaver species and four gardens to inspire your own garden design. 

Chiltern Seeds Papaver rhoeas 'Pandora'
Plants

Make the most of this offer and get seed sowing now for fantastic and fruitful summer displays. Valid until 31 May 2017.

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