This month Gardens Illustrated turns 300!

Inside our special issue 300th magazine we celebrate the continued allure of single-flowered roses for their easy charm and pollinator appeal as Matthew Reese selects the best of the blooms with a simplicity and a perfection all of their own. Also designer Emily Erlam proves that a cleverly designed small garden can offer as much as a larger garden, as strong structure and a cool planting palette combine to create a relaxed living space.


We take a look at the work of artist Sophie Coryndon, whose intricately worked art pieces include delicately sculpted leaves and flowers that reference Renaissance art and medieval tapestries. Plus as ever, Gardens Illustrated combines heritage with expert insights and contemporary inspiration to bring you the best in design and horticulture – both for now and hopefully for 300 more issues into the future.

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Dating back to April 1993, its fascinating to see how Gardens Illustrated has changed… but also how the values and responsibilities the magazine created ­– and its dedication to perfection in every field – have remained very much the same.

Inside issue one Penelope Hobhouse visits Caroline Burgess, the head horticulturist at Cold Spring in the Hudson Valley, New York. 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. It’s the perfect time capsule of great gardening!


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Katie BealeEditorial & Digital Assistant

Katie is Editorial & Digital Assistant on Gardens Illustrated