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Garden Masterclass competition
Design

Win a pair of tickets to a Garden Masterclass with Nigel Dunnett

Win a STIHL cordless mower
Gardens

Win a compact cordless lawnmower from STIHL worth £369

Gardening under glass
Gardens

Our pick of the best tools and equipment for gardening under glass.

Irish snowdrops
Plants

Discover a collection of snowdrops that has an emphasis on Irish cultivars. 

The best decorative ivies for the garden
Plants

Ivies are more than just climbers for shady walls. Here we suggest the best decorative types for adding texture, backdrops to borders and livening up containers and hard landscaping. 

Know your trees: parks and grand gardens
Plants

Our series on identifying trees concludes with a look at some of the largest and most stately trees to grace our parks and country estates. 

Six of the best garden podcasts

Whether you want to learn how to keep your houseplants alive, discover more about the National Trust’s gardens or just enjoy some lively conversation while you’re at work in the potting shed, there’s a podcast for you. We recommend six of the best.

The Lemon Tree Trust: Gardens of hope
Gardens

The Lemon Tree Trust is a UK-based Community Interest Company (CIC) supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq by providing food, work and hope through the cultivation of gardens. Here is a gallery of images from the camp, illustrating how the gardens are bringing stability, beauty and dignity to those that live there. lemontreetrust.org

The Lemon Tree Trust
Gardens

Far from being temporary, refugee camps can provide accommodation for displaced people for many years. Gardens bring stability, beauty and dignity. In the February issue of Gardens Illustrated, writer Caroline Beck looks into the work of the Lemon Tree Trust, a project supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq. Here is a little information about the project. 

Why plant lovers should visit: Scotland
Gardens

It may feel counterintuitive to head north for an early spring, but Hannah Gardner is visiting Scotland in search of snowdrops and uncommon trees. 

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