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Take a look inside the February 2017 issue
Plants

The Gardens Illustrated 100 plants issue returns! This year Rosemary Alexander recommends her favourite plants for an English country garden. Take a look inside the issue. 

Places to visit to find snowdrops photo: Nikola Beck/Gettyimages
Gardens

For glanthophiles, February is the month to venture out of the house to admire snowdrops. Here we've come up with a list of some of the best places to visit for stunning snowdrop displays. 

How to make natural structures
Design

Hand-crafted garden structures, made from locally sourced materials are back in favour. Here we show you how to make a bean support using coppiced bean poles and withy ties. 

Crocus offer February 2017

Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount this month on their plant range, so here's a chance to make some great plant choices at a saving. Valid until 15/3/17.

Nine of the best hose reels
Design

Gardens Illustrated pick nine designs to help you tidy away your garden hose.

Annual climbers
Plants

With so many to choose from, climbing annuals sown and grown in a year are a surprisingly easy way to lift the summer spirits. Here, Kew-trained gardener Matthew Biggs chooses 21 of his favourite annual climbers. 

How to prepare the garden ready for winter
Design

The owners of Hindringham Hall in Norfolk, a historic, moated house, give advice and helpful tips to help you manage the stream, pond or boggy area in your garden. 

Wildflower charity Landlife

The wildflower conservation organisation the National Wildflower Centre has taken the difficult decision to close down. Writer Caroline Beck highlights its pioneering work over the last 40 years. Photographs by Jane Sebire.

Garden design trends 2017
Design

We ask the experts for their gardening insights for 2017. 

Gardens Illustrated book of the month

Gardenista is a sourcebook of real gardens - a compendium of design ideas for the garden that you will return to again and again. It's our book of the month and you can read the review here. 

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