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Sussex Prairies
Gardens

Now is the perfect time to visit garden at Sussex Prairies with its mass plantings of late-summer perennials and grasses. On 4 September the gardens host a special plant fair with the chance to buy some more unusual plants from visiting nurseries - as well as works from artists and craftsmakers.

Tyntesfield's walled kitchen garden c. NTPL Andrew Butler
Gardens

The Victorian walled garden at National Trust propery Tyntesfield in North Somerset is in need of urgent repairs before the winter sets in. The garden is one of just a few kitchen gardens to have been in continuous cultivation of over 100 years - but now the glasshouses, potting sheds and brick walls are dangerously vulnerable.

Ricinus communis and Canna 'Mystique' at Great Dixter c. Joe Rodriguez

Have you booked your place yet for our reader day on Exotic Gardening at Great Dixter? Learn more about the lush, dramatic plant you could be growing

Flower meadow on Hogarth roundabout c. Brita von Schoenaich
Plants

Guerilla gardeners are celebrating a floral success this summer. If you've been travelling into London along the Great West Road you might have noticed a fantistic display of meadow flowers right in the middle of a busy roundabout.

Dahlias in trug at Perch Hill c. Jonathan Buckley
Gardens

Dahlias are the perfect flower to express the late summer season – blowsy blooms in an array of intense sunny colours. Come and celebrate their cheeriness at Sarah Raven's Dahlia Festival.

Bergamo's Piazza Vecchia
Gardens

Be part of a landmark cultural gathering held in Italy that brings together international thoughts on garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education to promote a more sustainable and integrated use of the landscape.

Cool Perennial Borders at Cloudehill c.Claire Takacs (IGPOTY entry 2011)

See all the latest images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year in the annual book. We're offering a £5 discount to Gardens Illustrated readers.

Beth Chatto's garden c. Jerry Harpur
Gardens

Jerry Harpur celebrates his 80th birthday this year with an exibition of some of his favourite shots.

Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Red Thunder’ c. Rachel Warne
Plants

John Hoyland refreshes his summer planting with a tall and elegant Sanguisorba that flowers through to the end of September

Reclining Mother and Child, Henry Moore

We have ten pairs of tickets to be won that allow access to Hatfield House, the special 400th anniversary exhibition and the Moore at Hatfield sculpture display.

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