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Nine of the best splitting axes

Nine rugged designs to make chopping logs easy work. 

Making handmade wallpaper

In the October issue, Gardens Illustrated visit the Dorset studio and garden of artist Hugh Dunford Wood and see for ourselves the inspiration behind his handmade wallpaper. 


Renowned for their remarkable flower heads, which come in a range of pretty colours, these versatile garden staples are now very much on-trend and as simple as ever to grow. Photographs by Andrea Jones.

Design features to steal from an anglophile garden

Hubert and Colette Sainte Beuve's garden may be in northern France but its roots are firmly planted in the great English tradition. Here are some design features to steal from this anglophile garden. 

Top designers recommend spring bulbs

Five leading garden designers recommend the best spring bulbs to add colour into the garden after the dull winter months.

Tips for building a rill

Formal water channels known as rills are a stylish addition to any garden, but there are a few things you need to know before building one. Here, James Alexander-Sinclair suggests some of the best places to visit to find design inspiration and water garden specialists to ensure you design it right first time.  

How to design a child-friendly garden

Five helpful tips on how to design a child-friendly garden.

The Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017

Join us at the Gardens Illustrated Festival, 25-26 March, to celebrate the very best in gardens, plants and design. Tickets on sale now.

10 plants for late-summer colour

Although summer is nearing its end, there are still plenty of colourful plants that will ensure your garden remains fresh and bright. Here are ten plants for late-summer colour, recommended by plantswoman Marina Christopher. Photographs by Jason Ingram. 

Design lessons to learn from a Dutch garden

The garden of Dutch designer Jikke Hamperpagt was created with a modernist house at its centre but the garden around it is full of colour, texture and lush planting. Here are a few ideas to take away from Jikke's design. 

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