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Gardens Illustrated Magazine

Gardens Illustrated Magazine August 2018

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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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

This issue of Gardens Illustrated celebrates the individuality of things, from beautifully planted private spaces to bespoke design and handcrafted objects. Tithe Barn in north Norfolk is the private garden of garden designer Emily Erlam who also runs a busy central London practice. Emily’s plan for her own garden was to make a space that was very plant-focused but not so intensely planted that she couldn’t look after it herself. An evolving palette of pinks, reds and yellows that work beautifully with the brickwork of the house, new plants are nurtured initially before being allowed to fend for themselves. Think Sanguisorba officinalis, Achillea ‘Terracotta’, Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ and Molinia caerulea. A wide porch that extends out from the house makes the garden an all-weather space. The tall planting,…

1 min.

MODESTE HERWIG Modeste shot the Gemma Diks-designed garden, page 86. “I loved the atmosphere in this small city garden. The evening light strengthened the oriental style.” BENJAMIN WILLIAM POPE Benjamin visited a Sean Walter-designed garden with big ideas, page 82. “Sean’s clever use of design and planting work to create a garden that appears bigger than it is.” STEPHANIE MOHAN Stephanie loved a small garden by Matt Keightley, page 74. “The Asian influence is unmistakable, but Matt’s design nous creates a garden of restrained elegance.”…

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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…

1 min.
a peaceful place of remembrance and inspiration

REMEMBRANCE The 350 memorials honour not just the military but also the emergency services and other organisations such as the Women’s Institute, the Women’s Land Army, Scouts, the RNLI and Salvation Army. TAKE YOUR TIME The Remembrance Centre features exhibition spaces, Gift Shop and restaurant. From here the stunning Boyes Garden leads visitors out into the site. REAL STORIES There’s a story behind each of the thought-provoking memorials – each a work of art in itself. Take a guided tour or listen to a talk and be enthralled as the stories really come to life. INSPIRATION The Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit for a calm, peaceful walk through the beautiful woodland. Wander down avenues remembering those who gave their lives, or just enjoy the variety of landscapes and gardens. EXHIBITIONS The fascinating Landscapes of Life exhibition explores…

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a selection of some of the events coming up at the arboretum

4 AUGUST Proms at the Arboretum As the sun begins to set over the grounds of the Arboretum, the Band of The Royal Anglian Regiment and other special guests will regale the audience with a rousing performance featuring a repertoire of traditional Proms favourites. The evening will finish with a fantastic firework finale. DAILY UNTIL 11 NOVEMBER Replica 1940s War Rooms Installation. Explore a 1940s RAF Command and Operations room and get ready for inspection in the billet room. Children can dress up, get into character and meet costumed interpreters (weekends until 30 September). DAILY UNTIL 11 NOVEMBER Flags for the Fallen Decorate a small flag in a design of your own. Then, walk through the First World War commemoration, which features a large map of the UK, to place the tribute in an area…

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wonder wall

While working on his classification of plants, the 18th-century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus would become so engrossed in his work he would cover the walls of his study with botanical prints. This ad hoc botanical wallpaper was the inspiration for the design by nature printer Pia Östlund (right) for the interior of a new Herbarium Room for Oxford Botanic Garden, which will display to the public some of the items held in the Oxford University Herbaria – many of which date back to the 17th century. Pia has lined the walls of the Herbarium Room with 246 glicée reproductions of prints from Johann Jakob Dillenius’s 1732 book Hortus Elthamensis – a work that is doubly appropriate as not only was Dillenius a friend of Linnaeus, but he was also the…