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Gardens Illustrated Magazine

Gardens Illustrated Magazine September 2019

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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

1 min.
editor’s letter

The September issue of Gardens Illustrated includes the modern yet timeless and achingly cool garden Dan Pearson has designed for fashion and art photographer Juergen Teller. Fittingly for a photography studio, Dan’s design emphasises the play of light on foliage. It has also been influenced by the extensive time he has spent in Japan and references tsubo-niwa, a Japanese style of courtyard garden, where the garden is contained within the building. A pared-back planting plan, raw materials that include concrete saved from the studio’s renovation works broken up and used as a mulch between the planting and a plant palette that is graphic yet fecund – in part the thinking behind the design was to imagine how the building and the garden might look if they were left to nature…

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John Hoyland John finds subtle beauty in kniphofia, page 66. “The sight of hundreds of kniphofia in the wild left an indelible image in my mind and showed me the beauty of these flowers.” Stephanie Donaldson Stephanie visits a stunning garden near Bath, page 32. “Hidden away in an Arcadian setting, this garden by Arabella Lennox-Boyd is a perfect addition to house and landscape.” Jason Ingram Jason photographs a forest garden, page 42.“This was the first garden of Conrad Batten’s I’ve photographed, it seamlessly extends into the landscape with such ease. I loved it.”…

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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 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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dig in

Home style Whether you have a passion for pileas, are mad about monsteras, or just want to learn a little bit more about greening your home, the new Houseplant Festival at London’s Garden Museum promises to be your perfect day out this month. Curated by Telegraph journalist Alice Vincent, better known to her many Instagram followers as @noughticulture, the one-day festival is an opportunity to get expert advice on how to care for your houseplants, take part in workshops and plant swaps and, of course, do a little plant shopping from a host of houseplant specialists, including Forest, Patch Plants and London Terrariums. Tickets cost £5, which includes access to the rest of the museum. 29 September, 11am-5pm. gardenmuseum.org.uk…

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Travel back in time For many years Hadspen House in Somerset was home to designer Penelope Hobhouse, who created an Arts and Crafts garden in the 1970s. The estate’s walled garden was also where Canadian gardeners Nori and Sandra Pope developed their famous colourist borders. Now the house has been transformed into a luxury hotel, The Newt, and the gardens too have undergone a redesign. This month there’s the chance to explore its historic gardens in style, with a special weekend day package that includes first class travel from London, a tour of the gardens with the garden team, cider tastings, workshops and lunch, for £285. See website for details. thenewtinsomerset.com SPACE TO REFLECT Steel Breeze, the latest addition to David Harber’s range of garden sculptures, is a striking piece made from mirror-polished…

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1 Hidcote Through the Seasons with Rachel Dein See how artist Rachel Dein has captured the delicate beauty of the changing seasons at Hidcote in this exhibition of her botanical casts of flowers and foliage collected in the historic gardens. Until end of March, free with garden admission. Hidcote Bartrim, nr Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6LR. Tel 01386 438333, nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote 2 Old Rectory Opening Don’t miss a rare chance to visit the contemporary, three-acre garden designed by Anoushka Feiler at the Old Rectory in Northamptonshire when it opens for the NGS this month. 1 September. £10 (tickets must be booked in advance). Old Rectory, Quinton Preston Deanery Road, Quinton, Northamptonshire NN7 2ED. ngs.org.uk 3 Bold Contemporary Landform Design Take a day trip with the Garden Museum to see two gardens – Redhill Lodge and Boughton…