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


Our cover star is Tom Stuart-Smith’s iconic design for The Hepworth Wakefield which draws inspiration from its setting between 19th-century red brick mills and an angular, 21st-century art gallery.

On the edge of the raging River Calder, the garden echoes the striking, trapezoidal form of the gallery, yet reflects Barbara Hepworth’s deep connection to the landscape.

In a new series, plantsman Jimi Blake chooses his ten favourite plants for the start of the year from his beautiful and adventurous garden, Hunting Brook in County Wicklow. Notable this month are a nodding yellow cardamine and a deliciously fragrant daphne, which both flower early and at the same time as snowdrops.

Looking ahead, head gardener Troy Scott Smith highlights his must-grow biennials for sowing this summer. The contribution shorter-lived plants can make to the garden is considerable and there is a definite shift among gardeners towards using them, and a wide and exciting range of seeds available.

In this issue we also highlight the best kit for those new to gardening and flag up our favourite virtual gardening courses for those of us keen to expand our knowledge.


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.