Plants

Early flowering camellias

All camellias provide a vivid splash of colour when little else is in flower. Here is a gallery of Noël Kingsbury's favourite early blooms. Photos by Annaïck Guitteny.

February plants photo: Jason Ingram

In the first of a year-long series, head gardener Mat Reese chooses ten of his favourite plants to bring some cheer to the cold days of February. Photographs by Jason Ingram.

Take a look inside the February 2017 issue

The Gardens Illustrated 100 plants issue returns! This year Rosemary Alexander recommends her favourite plants for an English country garden. Take a look inside the issue. 

Annual climbers

With so many to choose from, climbing annuals sown and grown in a year are a surprisingly easy way to lift the summer spirits. Here, Kew-trained gardener Matthew Biggs chooses 21 of his favourite annual climbers. 

Plant trends for 2017

We asked ten experts what plants they are most excited about growing in their gardens in the year ahead to create a definitive list of the top plant trends for 2017. 

Seed catalogues 2017

Columnist Jojo Tulloh recommends her favourite seed suppliers.

The Severn Project

On a plot near Bristol, social enterprise the Severn Project offers staff a new start in life through growing salad. 

The exotic garden at Great Dixter

The exotic garden at Great Dixter in Sussex is admired widely. Here, head gardener Fergus Garrett picks out some of the incredible plants that grow there. 

Creating displays with succulents

Perfect for the patio in summer, ideal for the conservatory, or just a sunny windowsill - at any time of year - succulents are also among the best plants for creating easy and stylish displays.

Cut-flower plant combinations

Gardener James Horner puts on his florist's hat to suggest four combinations of cut flowers for late summer displays.

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