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Jardins, Jardin Show, Paris, 2011

Following hot on the heels of the Chelsea Flower Show, this year's Jardins, Jardin was bubbling with exciting show gardens and products. Set in the Tuileries - the horticultural heart of Paris - Jardins, Jardin is dedicated to the trends of urban garden and exterior design. 
Blog by Juliet Roberts, editor

Jekka McVicar's design for a herb border
Design, Plants

Jekka McVicar, one of Britain’s leading herb growers, creates a compact scheme that’s both beautiful and full of flavour – so all you have to do is the planting and the picking

Planting scheme with Allium, Origanum and Phlox by John Glover

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK: For expert advice on beautiful, wildlife-friendly planting, join our Reader Day on 8 June 2011 at the English Gardening School – plus Sophie Conran on planting ideas for the home.

Claire Austin

Unusual spring weather forces Claire Austin to cancel Iris Field Open Days

Angelica c.Hannah McVicar

Herb expert Jekka McVicar gives us her recipe for angelica jam as one of the best recipes she knows for using this majestic herb.

Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum

 Nurseryman John Hoyland picks Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum as one of his top plants to bring that summer-fresh look to the garden in June.


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.

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