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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.

Garden plan for KLC competition

Here's your chance to train to be a garden designer for FREE. Enter our competition to win a place worth £12,000 on the KLC Professional Diploma in Garden Design & Horticulture

Thompson & Morgan annuals seed collection offer with GI

Pick up this selection of 6 packets of annuals seeds especially chosen for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED at £12.49 and choose your free plug plants worth £9.99

Dahlia © Avon Bulbs
Plants

In the January issue, plantsmen from ten leading nurseries reveal which plants they are excited about growing in 2011. Chris Ireland-Jones from Avon Bulbs chose this sunny Dahlia coccinea var. palmeri with a spot of late summer flowering in mind.

Claire Takacs' African Eden

Gardens Illustrated and our wonderful contributors are winners at the Garden Media Guild Awards! Find out who picked up a gong...

Noble fir - which Christmas tree should you choose

If you're setting out to buy your Christmas tree you might be torn between which type to go for. Take a look at our guide to sort out which ones should be top of your wish list.