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The Pothole Gardener is taking part in the Chelsea Fringe c. Kate McAuley

The gardening extravaganza that is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show kicks off in a matter of days. Make the most of your time in London and consider some other horticulturally themed activities. Here's a selection of things we've noticed taking place at the same time that might be worth a visit.

Tree arrival at Arne Maynard's Chelsea 2012 show garden for Laurent-Perrier

Designers and garden contractors have been on site for weeks, but now there's only a few days left until the RHS Chelsea Flower Show begins. Take a glimpse at how designer Arne Maynard is progressing with his garden for Laurent-Perrier.

Papaver orientale Goliath Group 'Beauty of Livermere' c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Plants can't resist Papaver orientale Goliath Group 'Beauty of Livermere' for the stunning red impact it brings to the garden in May. PLUS places to visit to see plants at their seasonal best.

Gravetye Manor

Visit the home of pioneering Victorian gardener William Robinson and learn how his naturalistic style of planting changed the way we garden. BOOK NOW - LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING

Lathyrus vernus c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Plants picks Lathyrus vernus as an ideal plant to bring your borders surging back to life this spring. PLUS places to visit to see plants at their spring-time best.

Geum 'Lady Stratheden' c.Leigh Clapp

National Collection holder Sue Martin gives her tips on how to grow geums. The image here is of Geum 'Lady Stratheden' a favourite of Sue's and an excellent long flowerer.

Upside Down c.Magdalena Wasiczek

Take a look at some of the winning images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year 

Octavia Hill - green pioneer c.NTPL

The shortlist for the Octavia Hill Awards have been made. Now the National Trust are asking the public to cast their vote and decide who the real green heroes in our communities are.

LIttle Sparta c. Noel Kingsbury

Join our trip and visit some of Scotland's finest gardens, plus an invitation to stay at the private homes of some of the garden owners

William Robinson

We’re delighted to be running a reader’s day at Gravetye Manor in April on 'Gardening with Nature'. Here’s a little background as to why it promises to be such a fascinating day.


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