latest updates

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
Gardens

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
Design

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.

 

Kaye Stout's Inchbald winning design for a roof garden
Design

We are delighted to announce the winners of competition with the Inchbald School of Design, ran at the beginning of the year, offering a scholarship on one of the college's online garden design courses

Villa Barbarigo c. Alex Ramsay/Alamy
Gardens

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK Join our reader holiday and travel over land and water to discover the rich history and fine gardens of Italy’s Serenissima region, 4-8 September 2012.

Sedum 'José Aubergine' c. Jason Ingram
Plants

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries highlights Sedum 'José Aubergine' for its intensity of colour in the August garden. PLUS places to visit to enjoy the fruitfulness of summer

Take pelargonium cuttings c. Stephen Hamilton
Gardens

Gardener and writer Lia Leendertz reminds us that now is the time to propagate pelargoniums for successful plants for free next year. PLUS other practical tasks to keep on top of this month

Gardens Their Hidden Life by Colin Spedding
Plants

Garden columnist Francine Raymond reviews Colin Spedding's book Gardens: Their Hidden Life and discovers that his aim is to get us thinking about our gardens as important wildlife habitats with all the flora and fauna they support (even the pests and weeds).

Floriade World Horticultural Expo
Gardens

The horticultural expo is staged once every ten years and showcases a world of flowers, plants, trees, fruits and vegetables allowing visitors to see, feel and experience nature in an entertaining and informative way.

 

Badger Beer Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Plants

Plantify.co.uk is offering GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers the chance to win a plant collection worth £65, made up of 18 plants as featured in the Badger Beer Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

 

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here