ZINIO logo
Home & Garden
Gardens Illustrated Magazine

Gardens Illustrated Magazine July 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.

Read More
United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

The cliff-top garden we feature in Devon this month is inspired by the work of Gilles Clément. Botanist, landscape designer, artist and pioneering gardener, Clément coined the phrase le jardin en mouvement, or moving garden, to describe the ongoing push of nature on a garden’s design and asked where, specifically, a gardener should insert himself in this process. Designer Duncan Nuttall and gardener Will Cumberlidge have designed a space in sync with its surroundings of the Devon landscape and the seascape beyond. The planting has a beautiful aesthetic with a coastal slant, using plants such as Hylotelephium telephium subsp. ruprechtii, Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ and Eryngium agavifolium that are attuned to the salt-laden spray. Away from the seashore shrubs with inherently jagged forms, such as Myrtus communis and Teucrium fruticans, are underplanted…

1 min.

TORIE CHUGG Torie photographs this month’s plant profile, page 58. “Veronicastrums are the perfect plant to add height and elegance to a border. A firm favourite with bees and butterflies too.” HILARY BURDEN Hilary visits a garden in New South Wales, page 82. “Carolyn’s 30-year history gardening in the same region in Australia proves gardeners are at the frontline of the climate crisis.” MARINA CHRISTOPHER Marina chooses the best veronicastrums, page 58. “These hardy perennials provide vertical accents with spires of flowers that are adored by pollinating insects.”…

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 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…

2 min.
gardens of normandy

We travel to northern France for a four-day tour of some of Normandy’s best-loved gardens. Our base in Dieppe puts us within easy reach of the village of Varengeville-sur-Mer, which boasts five exceptional gardens, including the gardens of Bois des Moutiers, a Lutyens/Jekyll collaboration where we will also be invited to view the house with a tour by the owners. Le Vasterival is the creation of the late Princess Greta Sturdza who created a woodland garden in the Gardenesque style. The Princess famously continued with the development of her garden right up to her death at the age of 94 in 2009. Other gardens include Château de Miromesnil with a charming walled potager, Shamrock with its remarkable collection of hydrangeas, Jardin Agapanthe, a densely planted garden defined by a powerful…

1 min.
dig in

REFLECTIONS ON NATURE Visitors to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and New York’s Rockefeller Center will be familiar with the swirling, blown-glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. Glossy, interwoven tendrils, smooth curves and a riot of colour are the distinctive markers of a body of work made over more than 50 years in the industry. Following the success of a previous exhibition in 2005, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is displaying 32 new installations until 27 October, including the radiantly blue, blooming sculpture (above) that hangs from the roof of the newly opened Temperate House. Admission is included with entry to the gardens. kew.org…

4 min.

It’s showtime July is a busy month for RHS shows. At the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (1-7 July) one of the garden hightlights will be a garden in honour of Beth Chatto (shown). Designed by David Ward, the garden and nursery director at the Beth Chatto Gardens, the garden will be planted in the ecologically sensitive style of the late, influential plantswoman with oval beds that will feature vertical and rounded plant shapes, and hardy and drought-tolerant species, including pillowy Ceanothus and elegant Eucalyptus dalrympleana. Later in the month RHS Tatton Park Flower Show (17-21 July), will be full of ideas for smaller spaces in its Back to Back show gardens, 6 x 4m plots that will be transformed into miniature garden oases. rhs.org.uk SECRETS OF SCIENCE As part of its…