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This month – Summer Issue 2022

In this issue:

Making the most of summer

  • The Summer issue of Gardens Illustrated takes us on a whirlwind tour of beautiful and imaginative gardens, including an Italian garden with a distinctly English flavour and a central Milan kindergarten filled with sensual and educational planting.
  • We also drop in on an immaculate formal garden around a renovated church in Suffolk, with clipped topiary, frothy borders and a wildflower meadow, plus the home of plantspeople Chris and Toby Marchant, known for their contemporary naturalistic planting.
  • We follow the progress of Ula Maria’s show garden from the 2017 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park to her father’s tiny plot in Northamptonshire, and Helen Elks-Smith’s design for a garden that blends seamlessly into the surrounding New Forest landscape and brings the beauty of nature right up to new eco home.
  • Expect to see the ever-changing York Gate in Leeds, full of relatable, take-home garden ideas. Meanwhile Matthew Biggs gives his advice on growing and caring for repeat-flowering plants and head gardener Ben Pope advises on keeping a garden both beautiful and productive in high summer.
  • We also recommend some fabulous places to stay – with a designer garden attached.

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Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London