Prepare to fall in love with the gorgeous intersectional or Itoh peonies in The Plant Issue of Gardens Illustrated, as Alys Fowler visits Primrose Hall Nursery to discover how to grow these highly collectable and hugely desirable hybrids.
In the magazine you’ll also see Kew’s head of arboretum, Tony Kirkham choosing the best rowan and whitebeam trees for gardens, and designer James Alexander-Sinclair inviting us into his new Oxfordshire garden and shares some of his favourite plants for adding zingy colour. Olivier Filippi, the master of drought-tolerant planting, reveals how he aims to mimic the grazing of mountain goats in maintaining his dry garden in the South of France and designer Alison Jenkins shares her experience of low-impact gardening at her home near Bath.
We also visit a cool and contemporary small garden in Hertfordshire, as well as a community garden in north London that has become a diverse eco habitat, and meet some of the community garden heroes who are using gardening to help change lives and transform urban spaces.
Note! You can still buy the magazine in certain shops and supermarkets. Don’t forget to pick it up on your next visit.
Discover more about our Special Edition, which offers a guide on the year in the edible garden.