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An aerial view of Lowther Castle
Gardens

Enjoy a unique aerial view of the castle and garden at Lowther Castle in Cumbria. 

The best gardening books 2017

Gardens Illustrated pick 14 favourite gardening reads from 2017

Hardiness ratings

You may have seen plant descriptions followed by a coding of numbers and letters. Here's an explanation of the plant hardiness systems used here and in the USA.

Outdoor Christmas lights

Bring the joy of Christmas lights out into the garden this year with one of these enchanting designs. 

Take a look inside The Plant Issue 2017
Plants

Take a look inside The Plant Issue 2017 – our end-of-year special edition includes the new planting at Lowther Castle, details of 26 top nurseries where designers source their plants and our favourite gardening books of the year. 

Italian Lakes reader holiday
Gardens

Travel by boat to visit some of the finest lakeside gardens of Lakes Como and Maggiore, plus visit the Orticolario garden show in the company of designer Annie Guilfoyle. 1-5 October 2018.

Banks' Florilegium
Plants

Receive a 10% discount on Banks' Florilegium - a treasure trove of botanical discovery.

Noble fir - which Christmas tree should you choose

If you're setting out to buy your Christmas tree you might be torn between which type to go for. Here's a guide on how to buy the best Christmas tree.

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. 

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