Gardens Illustrated Magazine

November 2021

Widely regarded as the Vogue of the gardening press, Gardens Illustrated aims to inspire you with an eclectic and international editorial mix of remarkable places, plants and people. With superb photography, authoritative journalism and exceptional design, this award-winning magazine is a style bible for garden designers, garden lovers and enthusiasts alike.

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Gardening has always been about the passing on of knowledge – a constant and engaged process of sharing and learning from those whose skill and expertise we admire. It’s about looking to the past but also looking to the future, and absorbing points of inspiration from wherever we see them. More than ever we are aware of the many touchpoints that can feed into our sense of wellbeing and inform how we experience the world. In this issue we explore how designer Alistair Baldwin has taken a historic burgage plot, complete with derelict workshop buildings, to create a garden that looks to the heritage of the site but considers how the space can now enhance the owners’ lives as a garden retreat. We visit a Somerset orchard to discover how cider makers…

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garden design for professionals and garden enthusiasts

As well as our Diploma and Professional Development programmes we deliver short courses at Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley and online. Our courses regularly include training for Small Gardens, Sustainable Planting Design, Seasonal Interest, there’s even a course for Plantaholics. Visit our website to hear how our students are creating successful garden design careers and discover an ever-changing range of courses for the garden enthusiast. +44 (0)1483 762955…

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Jack Wallington Jack visits an unusual and historic town garden, page 36. “A striking, full-length rill alongside soft, seasonal planting caught my eye in this historic garden in Richmond, North Yorkshire.” Richard Wilford Richard chooses the best hippeastrums for winter colour, page 60. “Unashamedly showy, hippeastrums brighten the long winter months but look out for more subtle forms too, you may be surprised.” Andrew Montgomery Andrew shares images from his new book page 90. “It’s been a career ambition to photograph and publish my own book; winter gardens provided the perfect subject to do so.”…

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contributing contributing editors editors

James Basson James lives in the South of France where he runs Scape Design with his wife Helen, specialising in low-maintenance and dry gardens. He is a fervent advocate for creating sustainable landscapes. The winner of four Chelsea Gold medals, he was awarded Best in Show in 2017. Fergus Garrett Fergus was appointed head gardener at Great Dixter by Christopher Lloyd in 1993. He is passionate about passing on his knowledge through student programmes at Dixter and worldwide lectures. He was awarded an RHS Associate of Honour in 2008 and an RHS Victoria Medal of Honour in 2019. Anna Pavord Anna’s books include her bestseller The Tulip and most recently Landskipping. For 30 years she was The Independent’s gardening correspondent. In 2000 the RHS awarded her the Veitch Memorial Medal. She lives and gardens in…

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devon on the wildside

T he tour starts with a visit to a private garden brimming with scent and colour, designed by plantaholic designer Alasdair Cameron and his wife Tor. Lunch follows at a local inn before we drive to the enchanting Hotel Endsleigh, where you’ll stay during your trip. The gardens at the hotel are thought to be one of the last commissions by the renowned landscape designer Humphry Repton and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the woodland walks, stunning terraced borders, and shell house, with head gardener Ben Ruscombe-King as your guide. Tour host Keith Wiley will give a talk to share his horticultural journey and approach to gardening before giving a personal tour of his own plantsperson’s paradise, Wildside. We’ll also visit some spectacular gardens along Devon’s coastline, taking…

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dig in

Festive glow As that most wonderful time of the year creeps ever closer, it’s time to wrap up warm, head out to a garden after dark and follow one of the many illuminated walks that are becoming as familiar a feature of the Christmas season as carols and mulled wine. From this month gardens around the UK will open twinkly trails, many with a choreographed music soundtrack. This year several gardens are hosting trails for the first time, including the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy in Dorset, the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds at Temple Newsam near Leeds and the royal residence in Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens outside Belfast. But many much-loved trails are also returning for 2021, among them Blenheim Palace, Stourhead and Dunham Massey (above). One of the first…