Gardens Illustrated

Video: Charlotte Harris - 100 must-have plants

Gardens Illustrated Editor Stephanie Mahon chats to garden designer Charlotte Harris about seedheads, trees, the colour yellow, climate change, Chelsea Flower Show and an exciting new rooftop forest project

Charlotte Harris is one of the UK’s most exciting designers with a string of awards under her belt – including two gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – and is co-founder of Harris Bugg Studio with Hugo Bugg, a practice well known for its range of projects.

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In the January 2022 issue of Gardens Illustrated, Charlotte revealed her go-to garden stalwarts, the must-have plants she uses all the time for year-round interest, or to fit particular needs or situations or functions in the garden, and that she turns back to again and again.

In our video interview, she speaks to Editor Stephanie Mahon about some of her choices, including her picks of the best plants for seedheads and which plants are good for connecting spaces. We also chat about why people dislike yellow in the garden, the best trees for small gardens, planting for climate change, the Chelsea Flower Show and much more.

You can find all of Charlotte's suggestions for great garden plants by ordering a back issue of the January 2022 issue - simply call:

  • From United Kingdom - 03330 162114
  • Outside UK +44 1604 973722

Or you can buy it as a digital issue via our app - download from the App Store or Play Store.

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