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December 2022 

Comfort and Joy

  • The December issue of Gardens Illustrated is packed with winter inspiration. Our legendary gift guide features stylish ideas for all budgets, from stocking fillers to investment pieces.
  • There are three exclusive seasonal decorations from Verde Flower Co using dried flowers: a mantelpiece cloud, a wild tablescape and a Christmas wreath for you to try, plus ideas for cooking outdoors over an open fire, with wintry recipes from chef Gill Meller.
  • And of course the issue is packed with plenty of garden inspiration – a Berkshire garden that provides winter drama on a grand scale, a modern twist on a Georgian garden by designer Anoushka Feiler, an ingenious long, thin family garden by Jo Thompson packed with interesting features, and a wind-lashed Australian garden filled with tough plants and cloud-pruned shrubs and trees.
  • We take a fresh look at oft-maligned conifers – Matthew Pottage, curator at RHS Garden Wisley highlights some attractive species for evergreen structure.
  • We round up our 14 favourite gardening books of 2022, with an opportunity to win them all. Seven leading garden professionals share their favourite green escapes and columnist Alice Vincent reveals the one thing she wants for Christmas.
December's Gardens Illustrated

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Special edition 


Outdoor space

  • This special edition of Gardens Illustrated is full of creative yet easy ideas for beautiful container planting schemes to brighten any garden situation.
  • We’ve got fresh plant combinations from some of the county’s leading planting experts, whose ideas ensure impact and year-round interest.
  • Each pot display includes a guide to the plant used, along with tips on care and maintenance.
  • And to prove that having a small garden space is no barrier to growing something, we ask Arthur Parkinson for his favourite cut-flower choices to grow in a pot.
Container Gardening: GI special issue April 2022

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Gardens Illustrated digital December 2022

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