Welcome to the July issue of Gardens Illustrated: Vibrant Wonders

The key to us achieving more sustainable and environmentally aware gardens is a reset in our aesthetic expectations of what a garden should look like. In this issue established designer Mary Keen reveals her new garden, small and just off the high street of a small town on the edge of the Cotswolds but gardened very much with a looser, wilder appeal. “I hope it’s a place to be lost in, even though it is so small,” explains Mary.


Likewise, a newly established Hampshire garden offers a lesson in how a new-build property can still feel established and settled and in harmony with its surroundings.

Meanwhile in the South of France, designer Ulf Nordfjell has skilfully updated a garden with careful choices to give the planting longevity and sustainability, while still maintaining its distinct Riviera chic.

And there’s acres of inspiration with the latest hot colours popping up to ignite every garden situation.

Get this month's recipe here.

And there's never been a better time to subscribe. Take advantage of our latest offer and choose from a Bradleys Leather Apron or Gauntlets PLUS six months of GI – that's 6 issues delivered through your door – for just £20.95. That's 30% off the cover price.


Click here to find out more.

Get a sneak peak of the magazine below


Daniel GriffithsDigital Editor

Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the biggest home and entertainment brands in the world. He is a serial house-renovator and home improvement expert, taking on everything from interior design and DIY to landscape gardening and garden design.