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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
Design

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

c.Penny Bhadresa
Gardens

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
Plants

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
Design

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.

Charleston c The Charleston Trust

This May sees the exciting Museums at Night weekend, when many of our top visitor attractions will be staying open late and holding special events (13-15 May) - some of which take place in the garden. Here's a list of events that garden enthusiasts should take a look at

Beans growing up a hazel beanpole support
Plants

We’re all being encouraged to live more sustainably and as gardeners we can play our part too. So, as you set up your trellises and wigwams this spring ready for your beans and sweet peas, think for a moment about those imported bamboo canes you’re using and what alternatives there might be.

Hadspen c. Clive Nichols

Garden writer and plantsman Noël Kingsbury is asking for contributions to the Hadspen Garden Online Archive Project.

Sketchup plan by John Cavalheiro
Design

Learn how to produce expert plans for your garden designs by taking a masterclass at the studio of award-winning garden designer Luciano Giubbilei.

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