Plants

Places to visit to see bluebells. Photo Getty Images

Wandering through woodland among a sea of bluebells swathed in dappled light is a magical experience. Now is the time to get out and see these wonderful British flowers for yourself, so take a look through our suggestions for the best places to visit to see bluebells.  

Chiltern Seeds Papaver rhoeas 'Pandora'

Make the most of this offer and get seed sowing now for fantastic and fruitful summer displays. Valid until 31 May 2017.

Arundel Castle tulips

Here are just some of the 36,000 tulips on show at Arundel Castle as part of their Tulip Festival, which we hope will inspire your own display for next year. You can find out more about Arundel's tulip displays in the April 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated

Rhubarb ketchup recipe

Gardener-cook Jojo Tulloh shares her recipe for rhubarb ketchup

Spring planting c. Andrew Montgomery

The Easter break marks the busiest periods for plant nurseries across the country. We ask plant experts to give us their tips on what to look for when buying plants to ensure garden success.

April plants

As days become warmer and longer, Mat Reese's borders begin to sing with colour – from two-tone gulps and coral-pink shoots to delicate blossom. 

Morocco knapweed seeds from March issue

On the cover of the March issue you'll find a packet of Morocco knapweed seeds. Here we explain how to plant them. Seed packet illustration by Hannah McVicar. 

Elegant container displays for spring

Gardener Thomas Unterdorfer creates elegant container displays that combine the sights and scent of spring. 

March book of the month

In the March issue, writer and garden historian Ambra Edwards delves into the world of Bizarre Botany - it's the Gardens Illustrated book of the month. 

March plants

Bid farewell to winter and give your garden an early boost of colour with this selection of spring plants, chosen by Head Gardener Mat Reese. Photography by Jason Ingram. 

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