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The Severn Project
Plants

On a plot near Bristol, social enterprise the Severn Project offers staff a new start in life through growing salad. 

The exotic garden at Great Dixter
Plants

The exotic garden at Great Dixter in Sussex is admired widely. Here, head gardener Fergus Garrett picks out some of the incredible plants that grow there. 

Christmas gifts for gardeners

A selection of stylish, practical and decorative Christmas gift ideas to tempt even the most seasoned of gardeners.

Gardens Illustrated 2017 Nigel Dunnett
Design

Nigel Dunnett is a garden designer who regularly designs show gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and was part of the team who designed the planting for London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Here he talks to Gardens Illustrated about his love of gardening ahead of his talk, 'Layers of colour: creating beautiful long-season planting' at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017. 

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. 

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