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Great Dixter Dachshund Day

Not strictly gardening but we couldn't resist... Dachshunds and Dixter are the perfect partners (the Lloyds always kept them). If you're an owner or enthusiast, you should attend the Dachshund Fun Show held at Great Dixter on Sunday 7th October. This event coincides with the Great Dixter Plant Fair (6-7th October).

Summer in Rain by Magdalena Wasiczek

The deadline for entries to this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is 30 November. Select your best images and enter now. 

The Adorable Plot, Tessa Newcomb

Suffolk-based artist Tessa Newcomb's new book The Adorable Plot celebrates the allotment in all it quirky characterfulness. We have news of an exhibition of her painting, plus a reader offer on the book. 

Outdoor cooking c. Andrew Montgomery

 Food tastes better outside, especially made with freshly picked, home-grown produce gathered as the grow-your-own season reaches its peak. Designer Cleve West, who often cooks at his allotment, shared some of his favourite campfire recipes with us in the September issue.

Sarah Price's combination for late-summer container c. Andrew Montgomery

Designer Sarah Price uses plants of different form and scale to create an eye-catching, late-summer container display 

Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus (='Blotau') c.Jason Ingram

The end of summer may be in sight but there are plenty of plants that continue to give the garden impact late into the season. Nurserywoman Chris Marchant chooses nine of the best, including Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus (=‘Blotau’)

GI ipad version now available

You can now get GARDENS ILLUSTRATED as a digital version to view on your iPad. Available via the App Store and iTunes.

Annie Maw's Gardening Against the Odds winner 2010

The third ‘Gardening Against The Odds’ awards are now open for entries and nominations, celebrating those who create beauty in the face of physical or psychological difficulties, or an inhospitable environment. The awards, organised by the Conservation Foundation, are in memory of gardening writer Elspeth Thompson. 

Great Dixter with the Long Border

Head gardener Fergus Garrett shares his ideas on how to bring colour, texture and form to your garden through the year. Our 'Succession Planting' reader day takes place at Great Dixter, 12 November 2012. Please note this event is now SOLD OUT

Ideas for small gardens

Designing and planting up small gardens is the focus of the August issue of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED. Here we gather together designers' thoughts on how to create an inspiring outdoor space even in the smallest of gardens.


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