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Competition: Win a course on creating a forest garden

Win a two-day course on creating a forest garden

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Plants

To mark the launch of our new-look website and to celebrate the 10th birthday of online plant nursery Crocus, we are offering a 10% discount on plant sales from crocus.co.uk.

London College of Garden Design reader day

Book now to join us on Saturday, 24 April at London’s newest garden design school for a day of talks by leading thinkers on the future of gardening.

Shop Front behind the scenes

Each month on Gardens Illustrated we head off to a garden location to photograph a selection of garden products for the Shop Front pages in the magazine. Here’s a little peek behind the scenes on our latest shoot...
Blog by deputy art editor, Niki Earp

Winning design for roof top garden Inchbald bursary
Design

The winner of the garden design bursary ran as a competition in GARDENS ILLUSTRATED with the Inchbald School of Design has been selected. Inglis Thornburn's design for a attractive yet practical roof garden space impressed the judges.

Wild primrose (Primula vulgaris)

The team have been discussing the new website for so many weeks now that I'm still in shock that it's all finally happened...

Blog by editor Juliet Roberts

Alys Fowler
Practical

Alys Fowler looks forward to the prospect of hard work as the garden comes alive in March.

Ribes x gordonianum
Plants

Bob Brown, one of Britain's most talented nurserymen, chooses nine irresistible plants for spring - Ribes x gordonianum is just one of them. To find out more, look at the March 2010 issue of Gardens Illustrated.

Plants

Be inspired by the season. Browse through our gallery of inspirational photographs highlighting some of the most desirable spring plants.

Secateurs
Practical

Don't go near a plant with blunt secateurs – cuts must be crisp and clean so you need a sharp blade, writes John Hoyland.