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Gardens Illustrated Magazine November 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.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

This November issue of Gardens Illustrated is plant rich and full of planting ideas for the colder months ahead. In West Sussex, the garden of a 17th-century farmhouse is one of bold geometric forms and gentle hues. A restrained palette of beautifully clipped yew, box and silvery foliaged Pyrus salicifolia is matched with pleached trees and espaliered Malus ‘Evereste’, bright with fruits. A contemporary planting of golden-hued Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea ‘Transparent’, Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ and perennials in burnt tones, such as rudbeckias and heleniums, sit in juxtaposition to the historic house. Designed by Chris Moss, it’s on page 34. Hardy chrysanthemums are plants with flowering stamina. In coppers, rusts and fiery reds, it is newer, younger chrysanthemums that flower most prolifically. On page 74 nurseryman Jonny Bruce selects his…

1 min.

Rod Leeds Rod chooses the best autumn-flowering colchicums, page 44. “Come drought or deluge, the vibrant and fresh colchicum flowers are a superb highlight for the autumn garden.” Eva Nemeth Eva photographs a contemporary farmhouse garden, page 34. “From behind the camera, I loved observing the quiet and beautiful way autumn embraced this garden.” Rory Dusoir Rory visits a garden designed by Chris Moss, page 34. “The scenery and the farmhouse were already breathtaking, and it was fascinating to discover how Chris was able to enhance this yet further.”…

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…

1 min.
dig in

Festive fair The Beautiful & Useful craft fair returns to the Garden Museum this month just in time to pick up some gorgeous gifts for Christmas. Among the works on offer are Jane Crisp’s beautiful contemporary trugs, Bee Bowen’s naturally dyed silk scarves, woven willow baskets by Christiane Gunzi, and knives hand carved by nurseryman Graham Gough. The Garden Café will also be open for refreshments and lunch, making this the perfect early Christmas shopping experience. 17 November, 10.30am-5pm. Tickets for the event cost £5 in advance, which includes entrance to the museum’s collections (normally £10), Gardens Illustrated readers can buy tickets at the discounted price of £4. Simply enter the code GIBEAUTIFUL when booking online. gardenmuseum.org.uk…

3 min.

Saving ancient woodland First discovered in the UK in 2012, chalara ash dieback is still on the increase in the UK and has now been found among trees in Silk Wood, one of the oldest parts of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in Gloucestershire. Forestry England is embarking on a major project to try to save the ancient woodland, by replacing many of the older ash trees with a wide variety of tree species that are more resilient to pests and diseases. Chalara ash dieback, which is caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, thins the tree’s crown, ultimately leading to the death of the tree. Its spread is difficult to prevent as it travels on wind-borne fungus spores. Although the project will mean Silk Wood will look and feel very different, it…

2 min.

1 Scottish Tree Festival Make the most of Scotland’s spectacular array of diverse woodlands and gardens as the Scottish Tree Festival returns for its second year. There are more than 70 locations, including Fyvie Castle (shown) near Aberdeen, taking part nationwide. Until 1 December. visitscotland.com 2 Private Gardens Tours at Holkham Hall Explore the private gardens of Holkham Hall in Norfolk, including formal parterres, designed by the 18th-century landscape architect William Andrews Nesfield and an arboretum. 3 November, from 11am. £10. Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AB. Tel 01328 713111, holkham.co.uk 3 The History of Garden Furniture Design John Danzer, historian and designer, will explore the history of garden furniture design from the medieval age to the present day. 5 November, 7pm, £25. Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB. Tel 020 7401…