Gardens Illustrated

Inside Gardens Illustrated magazine – May 2021

Discover what's inside this month's issue of Gardens Illustrated. It's out now.

On sale now – the latest issue of Gardens Illustrated, May 2021.


This month's magazine is brimming with inspiration and ready for when summer strikes. Discover the perfect small garden and summer planting for striking foliage and exotic flowers.

Your garden in May has a determination and energy all of its own as green foliage and blousy flowers bring fresh restorative appeal. This month designer Dan Pearson reveals his passion for irises bred by artist gardener Cedric Morris. Famously growing as many as 1,000 seedlings a year, Morris selected those that he was drawn to for their ‘elegance, pride and delicacy’.

Also this issue we get a glimpse of Chelsea award winner Andy Sturgeon’s own garden. It’s perfectly fit for purpose as a family garden, filled with brilliant design ideas and richly planted.

Jimi Blake of Hunting Brook Gardens chooses his ten favourite plants for May.

While designer Alison Jenkins shows how to create subtle and beautiful container displays for late spring. And nurserywoman Marina Christopher admires the flat-headed inflorescence and ferny foliage of the pollinator-friendly Apiaceae family.


There’s all this and the gorgeous garden features we're famous for, all to be inspired by in this month’s magazine.

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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.


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