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Gardens Illustrated Magazine Special 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
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

Jimi Blake’s brilliant, beautiful and experimental garden at Hunting Brook is a quirky mix of foliage and f lowers. Hunting Brook is an eight-hectare chunk of up-and-down woodland and meadow carved out from Jimi’s family farm in Co. Wicklow where he grows a notable collection of wild-collected plants as well as thrilling combinations of shrubs, trees and perennials. In this issue Jimi shares four inspirational planting ideas with colour and architecture at the fore that capture the dynamism of Hunting Brook, including a combination of bold-leafed cannas, Ensete ventricosum and Angelica sylvestris with long-f lowering perennials, and a plan combining small trees and woody shrubs, such as Pseudopanax crassifolius, with verbascum, kniphofias, agastache and grasses. Tim Richardson takes the first look at the new garden designed by Oehme, van Sweden for the…

1 min.

Tom Stuart-Smith Designer Tom shares his favourite garden book, page 99. “My library is a little chaotic but much thumbed and a constant source of ideas and inspiration for design.” Jimi Blake Plantsman Jimi shares the secrets of the stunning borders he designs at his garden Hunting Brook, page 42. “Creating complex tapestries with a large palette of plants is my absolute passion.” Jane Perrone Jane hosts the popular houseplant podcast On the Ledge, and this month starts our new houseplant column, page 122. “It’s a total delight to be sharing my passion for growing indoors.”…

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.
the french rose garden

TOUR LEADERS Michael Marriott has worked at David Austin Roses, designing and advising, for the past 30 years. He is an expert on all matters relating to roses, from the extensive range of cultivars and type to successful growing. Maïté Delmas has more than 30 years’ experience of managing plant collections (including roses) gained at Kew, Bordeaux and Paris Botanic Gardens. She is an active promoter of the network of Botanic Gardens of France, which she represents throughout the world. For 2020, our popular rose tour travels over the Channel to investigate the story of the French rose and enjoy some truly wonderful gardens and rose collections. Starting with a visit with the curator of Roseraie du Val-de-Marne in L’Haÿ-les-Roses you’ll come to understand more about the vast array of French roses and…

2 min.
growing fruit and vegetables in pots

Pots and containers are the mainstay of many gardens when it comes to flower displays or potted herbs near the kitchen door. But with a little planning, you can grow a feast of kitchen garden crops from fruit, such as blueberries, to exotic veg, such as aubergines all in pots and all within a confined space – be it a small courtyard or a compact balcony. Great Dixter’s gardener-cook, Aaron Bertelsen has refined what he grows in a whole selection of containers and is now passing on his experience in a Gardens Illustrated reader day at Great Dixter, which will coincide with the publication of his latest book Growing Fruit & Vegetables in Pots (published by Phaidon). On the day you’ll learn more about what crops to best grow in pots and…

1 min.
dig in

Crisp new look One of the highlights of Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge is its stunning Winter Garden. Planted in 1996 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Anglesey Abbey’s former owner and the creator of the gardens, the first Lord Fairhaven, it opened officially in 1998. Since then it has become home to a stunning collection of around 150 plant species chosen for their winter colours and scents, and to one of the largest snowdrop collections in the country. Now, to mark its 21st anniversary, the Winter Garden is getting a fresh new look as the garden team, led by acting head gardener David Jordan, embarks on a three-year project to add new plants along the 450m route. The garden will remain open throughout the project and is always…