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November issue of Gardens Illustrated
Gardens

Take a look at our preview of the November 2015 issue - on sale Friday 14 October. This month, Matt Reese ends his pots of style series with container-planting to brighten autumn days and organic vegetable grower Chris Dowding gives his advice on growing winter crops. 

plant quiz
Plants

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, plus answer other questions about it. Once you've completed the five questions about this particular plant, we'll give you details about how to grow it successfully in your garden. There's no prize but we hope that throughout the year it's a fun way to learn more about a whole host of garden plants. 

Hortus Bulborum tulips
Plants

Just 20 miles north of Amsterdam, you'll find Hortus Bulborum, a living garden museum that has been conserving Holland's most famous export - the tulip - for almost 90 years. Hortus is a volunteer-led operation and relies on the income of entry fees and bulb sales to cover costs and continue its work. To support the museum visit hortus-bulborum.nl

Design ideas: Wild flowers in the garden
Design

Designer, Sarah Price shows eight ways in which you can improve the ecological status of your garden and add in some natural beauty by simply introducing wild flowers into your planting scheme. 

9 plants for autumn interest
Plants

Nine autumn plants from a traditional-style Dutch farmhouse garden. 

Crepe paper art work
Design

Artist Aimee Baldwin creates beautiful, hand-crafted crepe paper studies of plants and birds in her home studio near San Francisco. We find out more about what it takes to create such intricate pieces of art. 

Can you name this plant?
Plants

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, plus answer other questions about it. Once you've completed the five questions about this particular plant, we'll give you details about how to grow it successfully in your garden. There's no prize but we hope that throughout the year it's a fun way to learn more about a whole host of garden plants. 

Reader event: Photography workshop

Reader event: Spend a day at Great Dixter with photographer Jason Ingram improving your garden photography. Monday 12 October 2015.

Gardens Illustrated Shop c. Sean Malyon

Visit our Gardens Illustrated Shop and find out more about the gorgeous, practical products we have available for the discerning gardener.

Crab apples
Plants

Kew-trained garden writer, blogger and photographer Graham Rice shares his recommendations for picking the perfect crab apple tree from blossom to foliage; fruit and flavour. 

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