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Papaver orientale 'Royal Chocolate Distinction'

Online plant nursery Crocus supplied all the plants to top garden designers Cleve West and Luciano Giubbilei for their gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower show this year. Now we're offering readers a discount on their award-winning selection to grow in your own garden. (Hurry - while stocks last)

If you’re passionate about gardening, and love beautiful plants and garden accessories, then your gardening season isn’t complete without a visit to Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair. 

Mark Gregory's garden for The Children's Society Chelsea 2010

If you’re spending time in London during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, here are some ideas for horticulturally themed activities – whether you’re visiting the show or not.


Great Dixter trowel from Sneeboer

Subscribe to the magazine at the Chelsea Flower Show and you can choose a free Gardens Illustrated branded trowel as part of the deal.

Normandy garden designed by Cleve West

BOOK NOW for 24th May. What are the current trends in planting and design? Don't miss the opportunity to hear internationally three acclaimed designers,  Dan Pearson, Andy Sturgeon and Cleve West discuss their insights.

Chelsea designers Cleve West and Luciano Giubbilei

Two of the designers hotly tipped for gold at this year's show reveal what makes them tick

c.Penny Bhadresa

Exuberant growth makes May the most boisterous and exciting month of the whole gardening year. Carol Klein lists a few essential tasks for the month ahead as part of her ongoing series A Year at Glebe Cottage.

Paeonia lactiflora 'Karl Rosenfield' c.Jason Ingram

Peonies offer voluptuous blooms to grace your garden from late spring until July. Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall gives tips on how to grow these alluring flowers.

Toby Buckland gathers coppiced hazel lathes for beanpoles

I’m looking forward to the bumper holiday period ahead and the opportunity to get stuck into some work in the garden. With the rate of growth so rapid at the moment, what I really must do is to get my stakes and supports in place.

Planting scheme from Cancer Research UK Garden 2005 c. Troika

Get set for the gardening extravaganza that is the Chelsea Flower Show. Here's seven of the 32 show gardens featuring at this year's show that we think you should look out for.

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