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Gardens Illustrated Magazine April 2019

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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12 Issues


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editor’s letter

There was a time when almost every town of importance in the north of England had its own Florists’ Society devoted to the cultivation of a single type of flower. Of the hundreds that once flourished, only the Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society now remains. The flowers grown by its members are no ordinary tulips. Known as English Florists’ tulips, they are beautifully complex; feathered and flamed, and each flower is as unique and different as a fingerprint. Once a tulip ‘breaks’ its patterning persists and in the petals of these flowers runs the bloodline of the first Florists’ tulips grown in 1877 by John Rea and John Evelyn. Tulip enthusiast Anna Pavord visits ahead of the Society’s 184th annual show. Many of us know about traditional methods of…

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CHARLIE HOPKINSON Charlie, who has shot every Who’s Who portrait since 1993, photographs Nicola Spence, page 66. “Give me a gardener any day, they’re wonderful subjects.” MATTHEW BIGGS Matthew profiles the genus Pulmonaria for us, page 44. “What a pleasure to focus on pulmonarias for flower and foliage, one of the greatest joys of the garden in spring.” AARON BERTELSEN Great Dixter’s gardener cook, Aaron shows us how to get ahead with sowing seeds this spring, page 91. “Everyone can grow something to bring to the table” supper .…

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contributing 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 and volunteer programmes at Dixter and through worldwide lectures. He was awarded an RHS Associate of Honour in 2008. 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 Dorset. DAN PEARSON Dan is one of the…

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gardens illustrated magazine

SYNDICATION & LICENSING Gardens Illustrated is available for licensing and syndication. +44 (0)117 300 8787 emma.brunt@immediate.co.uk MAGAZINE CONTACTS EDITORIAL Editor Lucy Bellamy Contributing editors James Basson, Fergus Garrett, Anna Pavord, Dan Pearson, Sarah Price Deputy editor Sorrel Everton Art director David Grenham Deputy art editor Niki Goss Production editor Juliet Giles Designer Liam McAuley Staff writer Alys Hurn Botanical adviser Dr James Compton Thanks this issue Hilary Brown ADVERTISING Advertising manager Heather Golden 0117 300 8805 heather.golden@immediate.co.uk Senior brand sales executive Sophie North 0117 300 8804 sophie.north@immediate.co.uk Brand sales executive Olivia Charlesworth 0117 300 8809 olivia.charlesworth@immediate.co.uk Brand sales executive Phil Wallington 0117 300 8807 phil.wallington@immediate.co.uk Brand sales executive Robyn Gollop 0117 300 8808 robyn.gollop@immediate.co.uk Classified sales executive Lara Covill 0117 300 8222 lara.covill@immediate.co.uk USA advertising representative Kate Buckley buckley@buckleypell.com Advertising designer Parvin Sepehr INSERTS Laurence Robertson +353 (0)876 902208 CIRCULATION, MARKETING, PRESS & PR Newstrade manager Rob Brock Subscriptions director Jacky Perales-Morris Direct marketing manager Aimee Rhymer Press officer…

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midsummer garden supper club with jinny blom

Hosted by Gardens Illustrated and the expert plantspeople at The Plant Centre, Hortus Loci in Hampshire, our midsummer celebration starts in the late afternoon. There will be time for refreshments when you arrive before taking a tour of the nursery, to take a peek at some of the plants being grown ready for their starring roles at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Show. There will also be the opportunity to browse the nursery and make your own plant selections before enjoying a pre-dinner drink. Dinner will be prepared for us by The Hobo.co artisan kitchen, to reflect the season and all that midsummer has to offer, with fresh flavours inspired by local produce and a nod to traditional Scandinavian celebrations. The evening’s finale will be a talk from award-winning…

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the speakers

Jinny Blom is an eclectic designer whose gardens include a Chelsea gold-winning show garden for Prince Harry, a rugged, naturalistic estate in Scotland, a wildlife-focussed retreat in Kenya and romantic Cotswold manor house gardens. Her recent book The Thoughtful Gardener called for a more intelligent approach to garden design. Mark Straver and Robin Wallis set up Hortus Loci in 2011. The nursery has become known for its expertise in sourcing a wide range of plants from around the world and working with designers to supply plants for their show gardens in particular at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.…