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Tips for planting in a dry climate
Gardens

In western Spain, a mix of drought-tolerant plants and careful design has allowed this garden to flourish, despite its extreme weather. Here, you'll find tips for designing in a dry climate.

Get kitted out for visiting gardens
Gardens

January, for the gardener, is all about planning and anticipating the gardening season ahead. There's nothing quite like visiting gardens to find inspiration for design ideas and planting so we've put together a list of kit, for visiting gardens at home and abroad. 

The Temperate House Kew c. Andrew Montgomery
Plants

Four members of the restoration team working on The Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew choose a plant that sums up what the project means to Kew – and the wider botanical world. 

The best lilies for colour and scent
Plants

Mainly mountain bulbs, lilies are one of the oldest plants in cultivation. Here Lilium expert Pontus Wallstén chooses his favourite types for colour and scent.

9 of the best insulated flasks
Design

Keep yourself warm (or cool come summer) with our selection of insulated flasks.

Garden design trends 2018
Design

From technology to ethical responsibility, shrubs to abstract topiary, ten experts highlight the design trends in 2018. 

How to identify berrying trees
Plants

In the third of a four-part series on identifying trees, Lia Leendertz explains how you can spot berrying and hedgerow trees by learning the blossoms, fruits and nuts in British hedgerows. Here you will discover rowan, crab apple and hawthorn. 

Martha Stewart private garden
Gardens

In the January issue of Gardens Illustrated we visit writer, TV personality and garden enthusiast Martha Stewart's private garden. Here she gives her top tips for creating a successful garden and recommends some of the best gardens to visit in the USA. 

Visit La Gomera
Plants

In the first of a new series on travelling the world in search of planting inspiration, horticulturist and adventurer Hannah Gardner explores the volcanic hills of La Gomera in the Canary Islands.

Garden events and shows 2018
Gardens

If you can tear yourself away from your own garden, there are countless garden shows and festivals awaiting you this year. Here we list some of the best garden events and shows in 2018.

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