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Snowdrop display at The Garden House

I know so many people who are champing at the bit for the clocks to change and who seem to have existed in a state of suspended animation over the winter. It doesn’t have to be like that.

Galanthus plicatus ‘E A Bowles’
Plants

We're all on the look out for the first whispers of spring and snowdrops are a sure sign that the days will soon become longer. But how much would you pay to have the white posies in your garden? A rare snowdrop bulb fetched an impressive sum at auction last week.

Helleborus x hybridus © Rachel Warne
Plants

John Hoyland selects nine wonderful plants for our new series of 'Nurseryman's Favourites' in the magazine. For February, his choice includes Helleborus x hybridus – a flurry of delicate pink petals.

Gardens Illustrated's 100 Must-Have Garden Plants
Plants

The big excitement of our February issue was the launch of our list of 100 Must-Have Garden Plants as selected by some of the top names in gardening. Here's your chance to get hold of them for your own garden at a discount from Crocus.

Kellie Castle top ten gardens to visit
Visits

Reader Ian Salter names his dreamiest gardens to visit, in aid of charity

Gardener at work
Practical

If you're looking for courses in horticulture, or would like to re-train for a garden-related career, here's a selection of the UK's leading schools offering land-based courses.

Volunteers at Garden Organic
Practical

2011 has been named the European Year of Volunteering by the European Union as a way of both celebrating the work of thousands of active volunteers and encouraging new people to take up the challenge. Find out how your enthusiasm for gardening can help others.

Galanthus nivalis 'Ecusson d'Or' means badge or shield of gold © Torie Chugg
Visits

If you're looking for some late winter magic, seek out a snowdrop walk. GARDENS ILLUSTRATED presents a selection of the best…

Design

If you're looking for courses in garden design, here's a selection of the UK's leading garden design schools and the training they offer.

Sanssouci Gardens

GARDENS ILLUSTRATED offers a selection of exciting tours to some of the world's most exciting garden destinations. Find out more about our holidays for 2011.