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summer parasols. c.Sean Malyon

Keep cool with our stylish selection of sunshades. Here's our pick of the best

Mount Usher Gardens

If you're ever over in Dublin, it's well worth making time to visit some of the area's fine gardens, all within easy reach of the city. I visited this selection as part of my trip to Ireland's premier gardening show Bloom, which I blogged about a little while ago.

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merveille Sanguine'

Each month in the magazine nurserymen Bob Brown chooses nine desirable plants. This time he chooses bold and bright ideas for your garden in summer.

Hampton Court

The pages of Gardens Illustrated are skilfully brought to life at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which is held 6-11 July 2010. 

Leonardslee Gardens, Sussex

Leonardslee Gardens in Sussex are closing to the public at the end of June. There's a few days left to visit these Grade 1 listed gardens.

Bloom 2010, Dublin

Following hot on the heals of the Chelsea Flower Show is Ireland's own premier show, Bloom. The five-day show is Ireland’s largest gardening event with over 20 show gardens, a floral marquee, stall and tempting artisan farmers' market.…

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

Grinkle Park Hotel


Win a break for two at the fabulous Grinkle Park Hotel

Paeonia lactiflora 'Whitleyi Major'

Each month in the magazine nurserymen Bob Brown chooses nine desirable plants. This month his choice offers colour, scent and shape as summer begins.

Cartier's display for Sloane in Bloom 2010

During the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show the shops in and around Sloane Square are invited to create window displays to celebrate Chelsea. This year I joined the judging panel and alongside Andrew Fisher-Tomlin and Douglas Philips toured the shops to track down the winning floral extravaganza.
Blog by editor Juliet Roberts

Homebase competition

Enter our competition for your chance to win £500-worth of vouchers to spend at any UK Homebase store.

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