Plants

Gardens Illustrated seed suppliers

If you're looking for inspiration for this year's crop of annuals and vegetables, take a look at our selection of the best seed suppliers.

Why plant lovers should visit: Istria

Horticulturalist Hannah Gardner heads to the Adriatic peninsula of Istria in search of beautiful plants.  

Ten plants to brighten the garden in March

Come March, plantswoman Fleur van Zonneveld is seeking colour to banish the grey days of winter. Here she chooses ten plants that help brighten the lengthening days of early spring. Photos by Maayke De Ridder. 

Choosing the best daphne for year-round interest

With cultivars to give flowers throughout the year, and notably during the colder months, the recurring theme of daphnes is scent. Here, Andy McIndoe chooses the best daphnes for year-round interest.

Irish snowdrops

Discover a collection of snowdrops that has an emphasis on Irish cultivars. 

The best decorative ivies for the garden

Ivies are more than just climbers for shady walls. Here we suggest the best decorative types for adding texture, backdrops to borders and livening up containers and hard landscaping. 

Know your trees: parks and grand gardens

Our series on identifying trees concludes with a look at some of the largest and most stately trees to grace our parks and country estates. 

February plants photo: Jason Ingram

In the first of a new series, nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld selects her favourite February plants, from fragrant blooms to delicate harbingers of spring. Photos by Maayke de Ridder. 

Crocus 15% discount 2018

Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount this month on their range of plants, seeds and bulb. Don't miss the chance to make some great plant choices at a saving. Valid until 28/2/18.

The Temperate House Kew c. Andrew Montgomery

Four members of the restoration team working on The Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew choose a plant that sums up what the project means to Kew – and the wider botanical world. 

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