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Gardens Illustrated Magazine

Gardens Illustrated Magazine September 2020

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

In this issue of Gardens Illustrated , award-winning designer Andy Sturgeon considers the gentle interventions that gardeners can make to restore order. Andy found himself a ‘constant gardener’ in his own garden during lockdown, attentive to every leaf, an approach somewhat at odds to his usual style. Here, instead, he shares practical and sustainable ideas for keeping nature in balance, from creatively training trees to the rhythm of repeating plants. A sensitively planted and show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in 2017 made garden designer Ula Maria one to watch. Thrillingly, three years on, the first of her work is coming to fruition. Her design for a small, city garden in east London, is a free and easy space. It has layered planting and differing textures using brick,…

2 min.
contributors

Natasha Goodfellow Natasha visits an Ula Maria-designed garden, page 72. “I love Ula’s use of materials in this garden – she’s made a small space feel really characterful and inviting.” Matt Collins Matt is impressed by a lush London garden, page 30. “This garden is totally in sync with the Modernist architecture of the house: airy palms, exotic evergreens and sunny perennials.” Dianna Jazwinski Dianna photographs this month’s plant profile, page 52. “This shoot enabled me to observe Hebe more closely and discover an understated beauty that deserves much more attention.” 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…

1 min.
treasured spaces

Historic England has added 20 post-war landscapes to the National Heritage List for England. Ranging from the grounds of housing estates to Oxford colleges and industrial sites, the new listed spaces include York Gate Garden in Leeds (above), created by Sybil and Frederick Spencer and their son Robin as a suburban Arts and Crafts-style garden, Beth Chatto’s environmentally sustainable garden in Essex and John Brookes’ garden Denmans. The new protections are the result of a three-year consultation between Historic England and The Gardens Trust, which received more than 100 nominations for potential sites. The Trust’s president, Dominic Cole, said: “Twentieth-century heritage landscapes have often been overlooked and undervalued so we hope that these additions will throw a spotlight on the importance and quality of post-war designed landscapes.” historicengland.org.uk, thegardenstrust.org CAROLE DRAKE…

3 min.
news

Sowing for a cause The UK’s hedgehog population has dropped a shocking 50 per cent since the turn of the century. Growing wildflowers is a simple and beneficial act to help boost their numbers and Seedball has created a mix with this purpose in mind. Its new Hedgehog Mix has been made in partnership with People’s Trust for Endangered Species and includes a range of wildflower seeds, such as yellow rattle, wild carrot and poppy, which help to create shelter for hedgehogs, as well as attracting insects for them to snack on. Each tin includes 20 seed balls, each one containing more than 100 wildflower seeds that can be scattered in autumn for a spring bloom. Proceeds from the sale of every tin go directly to supporting PTES in its conservation…

1 min.
kitted out

7. W&P Porter Water Bottle, terrazzo cream, £34.99, 01889 578457, dotmaison.com 8. London Undercover Classic Whangee Handle Umbrella, £65, 020 3893 3062, libertylondon.com 6. Mrs White's Unstung Hero Mosquito Repellent, £20, 0800 389 8195, victoriahealth.com 7. Tierra Tumblers, set of six made from recycled plastic, £19.99, 020 7459 4027, rechic.co.uk…

6 min.
september plants

GLADIOLUS OPPOSITIFLORUS ‘TEMBULAND’ It’s difficult to understand why species gladioli, such as this South African native (previously considered a subspecies), are hard to find in nurseries. Admittedly, many are quite small and rather frail, but there are also many taller species that are perfectly able to cope with the rigours of the open garden if they are given an open, sunny, reasonably sheltered and well-drained site. This one definitely falls into the latter category and its lovely, large, salmon-pink flowers, held on metre-high stems, is a delight every year. Once established, it can be left in the garden, protected with a mulch if necessary. Height 90cm-1m. Origin South Africa. Conditions Well-drained soil; full sun. Hardiness RHS H4, USDA 6a-9b† . Season of interest Late summer. BEGONIA GRANDIS SUBSP. EVANSIANA VAR. ALBA A begonia with an unmistakable family likeness…