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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Summer Nights’ c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries highlights Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Summer Nights’ for its gorgeous golden flowers that brighten the garden in July. PLUS places to visit to enjoy summer plantings at their best

National Insect Week c. David George, National Insect Week Adviser

This coming week is your chance to celebrate all those insects that are vital to the wellbeing of our gardens. Find out more about National Insect Week - 25 June to 1 July

Sneeboer Gardens Illustrated-stamped fork

Get a free Sneeboer fork when you subscribe to GARDENS ILLUSTRATED at the Chelsea Flower Show, BBC Gardeners' World Live, Coombe Trenchard's Arts & Crafts Garden Festival, or the Cottesbrooke Gardeners' Fair.

Cottesbrooke Gardeners' Fair 22-24 June c. Andrew Montgomery

Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Fair takes place from 22-24 June and is held in the stunning grounds of Cottesbrooke Hall in Northamptonshire. Not only is this a perfectly lovely way to spend a summer's day buying plants, but you can also meet the GARDENS ILLUSTRATED team - and take advantage of a great subscription offer.

Centaurea 'Jordy'

With the winners announced and medals awarded, here's your chance to get hold of some of the must-have plants starring in show gardens at the 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount.

Jekka McVicar gives a talk at the Organic Garden

We have a pair of tickets to give away to hear herb expert Jekka McVicar talk on 13th July at the Yeo Valley Organic Garden in Somerset.


Sete Cidades Lake - Sao Miguel

To celebrate the first ever Azores garden at this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3-8 July), specialist tour operator Sunvil Discovery is offering a pair of tickets to the show and an Azores guidebook that could tempt you to visit the islands for yourself.


This year, for the first time ever, the Azores Tourism will host a garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3-8 July) supported by specialist tour operator Sunvil Discovery. To celebrate, Sunvil is delighted to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show and an Azores guidebook to tempt you to visit the islands for yourself.


Sweet pea teapot from Emma Bridgewater

We've set up a reader offer with Emma Bridgewater for a 10% on all her ranges - including her classic sweet pea design, reintroduced to the range this summer.

Coombe Trenchard

Don't miss this exciting two-day garden festival celebrating the finest in gardening tradition, held in the grounds of the impressive Arts & Crafts house of Coombe Trenchard in rural Devon. Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June 2012, 10am-5.30pm


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