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Fern fronds c. Tim Sandall

We went for an evening walk to our local bluebell wood. It’s a seasonal tradition, nipping there just before dusk as the low sunlight filters through the fresh green leaves of the spring canopy…

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

Chelsea Flower Show 1930-1939, show garden construction
Design

The 2010 Chelsea Flower Show is almost upon us with all the excitement of show gardens and fantastic floral displays. We trace the history of the show, long considered the must-see event for garden enthusiasts and royalty alike.

The Youth of OId Age by designer Mark Draper

This year's Malvern Spring Gardening Show gathers together a wonderful selection of specialists nurseries and showcases up-and-coming stars of the design world.
Blog by editor Juliet Roberts

Thalictrum ichangense 'Purple Marble'
Plants

One of Britain’s most brilliant nurserymen, Bob Brown, chooses nine plants to make your garden even more beautiful as spring fills out into summer. 

IGPOTY winner Marianne Majerus

Four of Gardens Illustrated's regular photographers have been recognised in the third International Garden Photographer of the Year awards.

String line

What a wonderful weekend’s weather – there is finally a sense that we gardeners can get on with things. Inevitably all those spring jobs suddenly need doing all at once…

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

Nettles
Gardens

Don't miss the opportunity to harvest tender young nettles in spring to make this lovely, nutrient-rich soup. It's easy to make, delicious, and a great way to mark the start of the growing year.

Allt-y-Bela, Monmouthshire

Last week I joined readers at designer Arne Maynard's private garden Allt-y-Bela in Monmouthshire for Gardens Illustrated's two day course on 'Creating a Sense of Place'.
Blog by editor Juliet Roberts

Château de Brécy, Normandy

Visit the gardens of northern France on this exclusive Gardens Illustrated tour.
10-13 September 2010.

Colour plate from 'Beautiful Flowers and How to Grown Them' by Horace J. Wright,

I don’t get up to London that much these days so when I do I try to make the most of my time in the big city…

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

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