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Planting scheme with Allium, Origanum and Phlox by John Glover

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK: For expert advice on beautiful, wildlife-friendly planting, join our Reader Day on 8 June 2011 at the English Gardening School – plus Sophie Conran on planting ideas for the home.

Claire Austin

Unusual spring weather forces Claire Austin to cancel Iris Field Open Days

Angelica c.Hannah McVicar

Herb expert Jekka McVicar gives us her recipe for angelica jam as one of the best recipes she knows for using this majestic herb.

Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum

 Nurseryman John Hoyland picks Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum as one of his top plants to bring that summer-fresh look to the garden in June.


Papaver orientale 'Royal Chocolate Distinction'

Online plant nursery Crocus supplied all the plants to top garden designers Cleve West and Luciano Giubbilei for their gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower show this year. Now we're offering readers a discount on their award-winning selection to grow in your own garden. (Hurry - while stocks last)

If you’re passionate about gardening, and love beautiful plants and garden accessories, then your gardening season isn’t complete without a visit to Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair. 

Mark Gregory's garden for The Children's Society Chelsea 2010

If you’re spending time in London during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, here are some ideas for horticulturally themed activities – whether you’re visiting the show or not.


Great Dixter trowel from Sneeboer

Subscribe to the magazine at the Chelsea Flower Show and you can choose a free Gardens Illustrated branded trowel as part of the deal.

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

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

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