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Celebrating 300 Issues – Get your FREE digital copy of issue one

This month Gardens Illustrated magazine is 300 and to celebrate we're giving away a free digital copy of our very first magazine to enjoy in your browser.

Incredibly, Gardens Illustrated is 300 issues young this month. You can find out what’s inside our special 300th issue here. But would you like to see what our very first issue looked like? No problem we’ve made a free digital version just for you.

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Our digital issue one is reconstructed from one of the few paper copies still in existence and as such comes authentically aged… but is now thankfully forever preserved in digital form.

You can view the magazine in your web browser in Issuu format, which allows you to flip the pages online, just as if you were holding a paper copy. Getting your free issue is easy – see below.

Issue one in Issuu format
Issue one in Issuu format

What’s inside issue one?

Inside issue one Penelope Hobhouse visits Caroline Burgess, the head horticulturist at Cold Spring in the Hudson Valley, New York. Eluned Price meets the custodians of Fairhaven on the Norfolk Broads. Jamie Compton reports from Chisenbury Priory. And Beth Chatto shares her fascination for fritillaries. We interview Sir Simon Hornby, the man destined to be the next President of the RHS. Meanwhile Geraldene Holt revisits Hunstrete House (now known as The Pig Near Bath) and Patrick Taylor visits Hadspen (now knows as The Newt). It’s the perfect time capsule of great gardening!

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Want to get your copy? Simply click the link to receive your free issue one.