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March plants

With spring in the air, plantswoman and ecologist Marina Christopher shares her favourite March plants to welcome back warmer and longer days. 


Dydd gwyl Dewi hapus! We've put together a collection of daffodils to celebrate St David's Day 


MyGardenSchool is the world's first online gardening school, offering certified gardening courses for enthusiasts and professional gardeners alike. Gardens Illustrated readers can take advantage of two special offers on forthcoming 2016 courses.

Gravetye Manor RA Painting the Modern Garden competition

Celebrate the garden with this fantastic opportunity to stay at Gravetye Manor, one of our finest country house hotels, famous for its gardening heritage, plus enjoy a private tour of the Royal Academy of Arts' latest exhibition, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse.

Hedging plants

Landscape architect Bunny Guinness shares her choice of hedging plants from evergreen screens to flowering space dividers

Get kitted out for snowdrop season

Snowdrop season is in full swing and we've got a delightful collection of galanthophilic goodies to invest in. 

The best uses for common herbs

Herbs are an essential ingredient in everyday cooking, adding depth and flavour to any dish. Here, gardener cook Jojo Tulloh shares some of her favourite uses for common herbs. 


Places to visit for spring flowers

We suggest some gardens to visit to see fantastic displays of early spring flowers

Design ideas: traditional materials

Garden designer Sarah Price discusses how using traditional, local materials and supporting local craftsmen can give your garden a timeless feel that is grounded in its locality. 

Planting in a Post Wild world

Book of the month: Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West

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