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Floriade World Horticultural Expo

The horticultural expo is staged once every ten years and showcases a world of flowers, plants, trees, fruits and vegetables allowing visitors to see, feel and experience nature in an entertaining and informative way.


Badger Beer Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Plants is offering GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers the chance to win a plant collection worth £65, made up of 18 plants as featured in the Badger Beer Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.


Pierre Diamantopoulo's Arch at The Grove

This summer there’s a great selection of garden art and sculpture events and exhibitions taking place in some of the country’s finest garden locations. Here’s a selection to look out for.

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Summer Nights’ c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries highlights Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Summer Nights’ for its gorgeous golden flowers that brighten the garden in July. PLUS places to visit to enjoy summer plantings at their best

National Insect Week c. David George, National Insect Week Adviser

This coming week is your chance to celebrate all those insects that are vital to the wellbeing of our gardens. Find out more about National Insect Week - 25 June to 1 July

Sneeboer Gardens Illustrated-stamped fork

Get a free Sneeboer fork when you subscribe to GARDENS ILLUSTRATED at the Chelsea Flower Show, BBC Gardeners' World Live, Coombe Trenchard's Arts & Crafts Garden Festival, or the Cottesbrooke Gardeners' Fair.

Cottesbrooke Gardeners' Fair 22-24 June c. Andrew Montgomery

Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Fair takes place from 22-24 June and is held in the stunning grounds of Cottesbrooke Hall in Northamptonshire. Not only is this a perfectly lovely way to spend a summer's day buying plants, but you can also meet the GARDENS ILLUSTRATED team - and take advantage of a great subscription offer.

Centaurea 'Jordy'

With the winners announced and medals awarded, here's your chance to get hold of some of the must-have plants starring in show gardens at the 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount.

Jekka McVicar gives a talk at the Organic Garden

We have a pair of tickets to give away to hear herb expert Jekka McVicar talk on 13th July at the Yeo Valley Organic Garden in Somerset.


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