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Pelargonium 'Pink Capricorn' c. Jason Ingram

Woottens of Wenhaston are offering a scented pelargoniums collection at a special 20% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers.

Lavender c. Paul Debois

Roger Bastin of Bastin Nursery in the Netherlands (specialists in Mediterranean plants) names nine of his favourite lavender cultivars, along with tips on how best to grow and maintain them.  

Anemone tomentosa c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett suggests Anemone tomentosa as an excellent addition to the late summer planting palette - PLUS other plant choices, and places to go to enjoy the season's plants at their best.


GI gnome

Here's an update on our 'Spot the Gnome' competition that appeared in our special Chelsea Flower Show coverage for the June digital edition.

Gravetye Manor c.Rachel Warne

LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING: Join us at Gravetye Manor, the home of pioneering Victorian gardener William Robinson, for talks with head gardener Tom Coward and garden historian and design critique Tim Richardson.


Mini meadow c. Andrew Montgomery
Design, Gardens, Plants

Bring the essence of summer to your own garden with this mini meadow in a pot. Gardener Julia Wylie uses annuals in bright contrasting colours to celebrate the season.

Comma c.Matt Berry for Butterfly Conservation

Do your bit to help our pollinators. We've got details of this summer's Big Butterfly Count PLUS a list of 10 garden plants chosen by butterfly experts Sally and Matthew Oates that will encourage and sustain pollinators.

Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett selects the rich red Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' to fire up summer planting  plus 8 other summer recommendations of plants to grow and places to go.


Bergamo town square during landscape design festival

Be part of the cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate urban environments and natural landscapes through garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education.

A Year of Plants

Get your copy of our special edition A Year of Plants with over 200 beautiful perennials chosen by leading experts. You'll find planting inspiration right through from January to December.

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