Plants

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.

Take a look inside the Plant Issue

This month, pick up a copy of the Plant Issue 2016, a special edition of Gardens Illustrated. Inside you'll find inspiration for cut-flower and container combinations, plus a look at some of the best gardens for plant inspiration. 

Voorlinden c. Walter Herfst

In the garden of Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands, designer Piet Oudolf has added a glorious selection of bright annuals to his trademark perennial plantings. Find his inspirational planting list here

WIN a copy of RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

Enter our competition for a chance to WIN a copy of RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

Woodland Trust Tree Dedication

The Woodland Trust is offering five chances for you to win a tree dedication in a woodland of your choice. Let's celebrate trees and ensure their heritage is a long and healthy one.

New types of Hellebores

Over the past 30 years the range of hybrid hellebores has become evermore alluring. These are some of the extraordinary new strains raised by Hertfordshire breeder Lorna Jones. Selection chosen by John Hoyland. Photographs by Rachel Warne. 

How to force bulbs for winter displays

Forcing bulbs allows you to introduce a much-needed burst of colour to your home at a time when very little is happening in the garden. Here, Hannah Gardner explains how to force bulbs and suggests a colourful woodland plant combination. 

How to make your own ginger beer

Alotmenteer Jojo Tulloh shares a recipe for ginger beer. 

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