ZINIO logo
Home & Garden
Gardens Illustrated Magazine

Gardens Illustrated Magazine October 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.

Read More
United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
SPECIAL: Get 40% OFF with code: BLACK2020
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

As the editor of Gardens Illustrated I often meet and visit the gardens of leading designers and plantspeople; experts who work with plants every day and choose the very best. It’s a privilege to hear about the detail of a plant palette from the plantsman who created it, why they selected one cultivar above another and – always – what they plan to plant next. With this in mind, five of Britain’s most inspiring designers, including Andy Sturgeon, Jinny Blom and Hugo Bugg, share the spring bulbs that they are planning to plant this autumn. Andy’s recommendations include elegant and reliable Narcissus ‘Thalia’, which is good in partial shade and, for a gravel garden, the sea squill, Drimia maritima. It is one of several selections for dry planting and a…

1 min.

CRISTIAN BARNETT Cristian photographs artist Jane Bevan, page 70. “Jane’s entire process, from foraging to creating, was a joy to record. She has a real affinity with the raw elements of her work.” SANAE SUGIMOTO Sanae illustrates Frank Ronan’s column this month, page 114. “I love English gardens and culture and am honoured to be drawing for Gardens Illustrated from Japan.” NOEL KINGSBURY Noel visits a meadow garden created by Larry Weaner, page 34. “Larry has an innovative approach to design-led wildflower planting, shown here on a grand scale.”…

1 min.
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…

2 min.
cornish spring gardens

The Cornish peninsula is famous for its sheltered gardens harbouring important collections of magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, palms, tree ferns and many other exotic plant groups that predominantly flower in the spring. Most of these gardens are found on the south coast where valley gardens lead down to secluded creeks warmed by the Gulf Stream to give unique microclimates. Our four-day tour allows you to discover the magnificence of some of Cornwall’s finest gardens including Tregrehan, Caerhays, Trewithen and Tregothnan. We’ll also be joined for a day by garden designer Charles Fox whose influential shipping merchant family was responsible for the creation in the 19th century of the gardens at Glendurgan, Penjerrick and Trebah, and he’ll talk about the gardens’ fascinating histories over lunch at Glendurgan. We’ll stay at Olga Polizzi’s…

1 min.
dig in

GET AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS Next month the Garden Museum in London hosts the Beautiful & Useful one-day craft fair offering gorgeous gift ideas from some of Britain’s best designer-makers in the fields of ceramics, wood, willow, metalwork and more. Browse Clara Castner’s delicate porcelain vases alongside wooden spoons and chopping boards from Grain & Knot, and concrete pots and planters with provenance from Peckham makers From the Land. The Garden Café will also be open for refreshments and lunch, making this a really enjoyable early Christmas shopping day out. 18 November, 10.30am-5pm. gardenmuseum.org.uk • Tickets for the event cost £5, which includes entrance to the museum’s collections (normally £10), but Gardens Illustrated readers can buy tickets at the discounted price of £4. Simply enter the code ‘GM20’ when booking online.…

3 min.

CORE VALUES Discover hundreds of heritage apple cultivars at the Brogdale National Apple Festival in Faversham. The two-day celebration of all things apple is an opportunity to sample and buy a host of different apples and explore Brogdale’s National Fruit Collection – a living museum that protects more than 2,200 different types of apple and 550 types of pear. As well as tastings, there will be talks on apple history and cultivation, cooking demonstrations and the chance to sample a range of local ciders made with fruit from the collection. You’ll also find plenty of children’s activities, music and food stalls, alongside a range of stalls offering rural crafts and produce, including homemade preserves. 13-14 October, £7.20. brogdalecollections.org THE MAGIC OF MORRIS William Morris did much to introduce the beauty of nature into…