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The plant fair at the Domaine de Courson, just south of Paris, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year at its autumn show this October.


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Ixiolirion ledebourii c.Avon Bulbs

This is a fantastic offer - interesting combinations to create your own own stylish spring planting displays, quality bulbs from one of the top bulb specialists AND a 25% saving 

Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’

Take advantage of our reader offer. Plant these recommended Japanese anemones now and you'll enjoy fine, late summer displays for years to come.

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' c.Jason Ingram     

The end of summer may be in sight but there are plenty of plants that continue to give the garden impact late into the season. Nurserywoman Chris Marchant chooses nine of the best, including Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus (=‘Blotau’)

Garden Illustrated's pothole garden c. Jason Ingram

The Pothole Gardener visited Bristol to create a tiny garden especially for Gardens Illustrated magazine. We recorded the guerilla gardening event for everyone to enjoy.

Stephanie Donaldson, Country Living's gardening editor. c.Paul Debois

Browse our gallery of images by photographer Paul Debois from his series 'Land Girls' (highly commended in the 2012 International Garden Photographer of the Year portfolio category). Loosely inspired by a WWII Land Girls poster, Paul chose his modern-day girls from those actively involved in writing, blogging, broadcasting or campaigning on gardening and grow-your-own, photographing them in their own gardens to give a glimpse of how they practise what they preach. Of Paul's 30 portraits we've selected just ten ladies - all of whom have a connection with Gardens Illustrated. Paul sells prints of his photography work - including some botanical imagery at

Great Dixter Dachshund Day

Not strictly gardening but we couldn't resist... Dachshunds and Dixter are the perfect partners (the Lloyds always kept them). If you're an owner or enthusiast, you should attend the Dachshund Fun Show held at Great Dixter on Sunday 7th October. This event coincides with the Great Dixter Plant Fair (6-7th October).

Summer in Rain by Magdalena Wasiczek

The deadline for entries to this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is 30 November. Select your best images and enter now. 

The Adorable Plot, Tessa Newcomb

Suffolk-based artist Tessa Newcomb's new book The Adorable Plot celebrates the allotment in all it quirky characterfulness. We have news of an exhibition of her painting, plus a reader offer on the book. 

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