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Long Barn Christmas wreath

We have a special offer on a wreath-making workshop to create your own festive wreath for the Christmas season ahead.

Autumn leaves c. Tim Sandall

Every garden needs some vibrant colour in autumn – but which trees offer the most sensational display? Tony Kirkham of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew lists some of his favourites.

Papaver orientale 'Ruffled Patty'

Take a look at this newly available perennial poppy. Papaver orientale 'Ruffled Patty' has deeply fringed petals in a pinky-plum colour and grows to 75cm. Also note correction to published telephone number for supplier Hayloft.

Chasmanthium latifolium c. Rachel Warne

Fill your garden with colour and scent as autumn turns to winter. John Hoyland picks the grass Chasmanthium latifolium as just one possible plant highlight.

Levens Hall c. Rachel Warne

From classic to modern – what is it about a garden that makes it iconic? Is heritage key - or does it have to be ground-breaking? Are gardens created with iconic status in mind or is it something that is aquired over time? Join our reader day debate to consider some new icon garden candidates. BOOK NOW

Chiff Chaffs c.John Glover/Alamy

Join our exclusive Gardens Illustrated tour to some of Dorset's finest gardens 

The First Scene, c. Leszek Paradowski

The deadline for entry into this year's competition is 30 November.

Is Bury Court set to become an iconic garden?

Top speakers champion their favourite new gardens in a lively debate that looks at our future garden heritage

Gardens Illustrated annual lecture 2011

Gardens Illustrated’s annual lecture takes place during Chelsea Flower Show week. This year designers Andy Sturgeon, Dan Pearson and Cleve West discussed the current trends in planting and design. Now you can listen to the event as a podcast.

Roger Platt's garden for M&G Investments Chelsea 2010

The Society of Garden Designer holds its Autumn Conference on 12 November to discuss what exactly it is that we want from a garden in the hectic world of the 21st Century. Non members are welcome to join the discussion along with speakers Dan Pearson, Jane Owen, Wendy Titman and Bernard Trainor.

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