latest updates

Chelsea Flower Show 2007: garden by Isabelle Van Groeningen and Gabrielle Pape,
Gardens

If you’re in London for The Chelsea Flower Show 25-29th May, why not make the most of your time in the capital and catch up on a few other floral-related treats.

Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair
Plants

If you are passionate about gardening, love beautiful plants and garden accessories, then your gardening season isn’t complete without a visit to Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair in Northamptonshire, held in association with Gardens Illustrated.

Fern fronds c. Tim Sandall

We went for an evening walk to our local bluebell wood. It’s a seasonal tradition, nipping there just before dusk as the low sunlight filters through the fresh green leaves of the spring canopy…

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

Chelsea Flower Show 1930-1939, show garden construction
Design

The 2010 Chelsea Flower Show is almost upon us with all the excitement of show gardens and fantastic floral displays. We trace the history of the show, long considered the must-see event for garden enthusiasts and royalty alike.

The Youth of OId Age by designer Mark Draper

This year's Malvern Spring Gardening Show gathers together a wonderful selection of specialists nurseries and showcases up-and-coming stars of the design world.
Blog by editor Juliet Roberts

Thalictrum ichangense 'Purple Marble'
Plants

One of Britain’s most brilliant nurserymen, Bob Brown, chooses nine plants to make your garden even more beautiful as spring fills out into summer. 

IGPOTY winner Marianne Majerus

Four of Gardens Illustrated's regular photographers have been recognised in the third International Garden Photographer of the Year awards.

Magnolia stellata 'Jane Platt' by Rachel Warne
Gardens

April makes it own rules and dictates play for the rest of the year. Some years it can be so warm you can put your shorts on and plant out tomatoes before the month is out. Other years it's mainly wet and grey. Whatever the state of play there is plenty to be pricked out, potted up and moved around.

String line

What a wonderful weekend’s weather – there is finally a sense that we gardeners can get on with things. Inevitably all those spring jobs suddenly need doing all at once…

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

Nettles
Gardens

Don't miss the opportunity to harvest tender young nettles in spring to make this lovely, nutrient-rich soup. It's easy to make, delicious, and a great way to mark the start of the growing year.

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