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Gardens Illustrated Magazine November 2017

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

From a young pine tree under a constellation of stars to a bright, snaking, fern path through a dark forest, the unexpected installations of artist Ellie Davies encourage us to see the familiar anew: to look again, but differently. It’s a theme that runs throughout this issue of Gardens Illustrated . Ellie captures her work photographically, and it is breathtaking and beautiful in equal measure. Read about her work on page 72. Dan Snow is an environmentalist who positions on-site or locally sourced rocks into striking new configurations that highlight the essence of a place. At Woodland Farms, Vermont, he also edited the surrounding woodland to highlight the remarkable, individual trees. Turn to page 78 to see what he makes of the wide New England canvas. The garden of Susy and Coleman…

1 min.

ROSANNA MORRIS Rosanna is a freelance journalist who has worked on national magazines for several years. She regularly writes on subjects relating to art history and design. Read her feature about artist photographer Ellie Davies’ ethereal and enchanting woodland installations on page 72. “Ellie makes trees and forests even more spellbinding than they already are. You’re forced to appreciate them in a whole new light.” TOVAH MARTIN Writer, author and houseplant enthusiast, Tovah is a keen gardener, both indoors and out. As a New Englander, autumn is her favourite season, and on page 78 she visits a garden in Vermont where a mountainous backdrop sets off stonework of epic proportions. “Can you imagine the sensation when I rounded the bend and arrived at Woodland Farms? I felt like I’d slipped into a time warp.” ROB CARDILLO Rob…

2 min.
17-20 june 2018 the english rose tour

TOUR LEADER 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 types to successful growing. If you love the perfume of roses on an early summer’s day and have always longed to discover more of this vast and varied genus, this four-day tour will let you indulge in all things rose related. You’ll be welcomed into some wonderful gardens, not least of which is the outstanding David Austin show garden collection, plus a behind-the-scenes, private view of David Austin’s own garden. Austin’s expertise is world-renowned and his emphasis on roses with fragrance and old garden character has won him many devotees. Also featured on the tour are Powis Castle,…

3 min.
dig in

COURSE Learn from a plant master Few designers have had quite so much influence on garden design over the past 20 years as Piet Oudolf. Hosted by Oudolf and plantsman Noel Kingsbury, Planting the Piet Oudolf Way is an online course run by Learning with Experts, in association with Gardens Illustrated , that will give students a rare personal insight into Oudolf’s planting approach. Suitable for both beginners and design professionals, the course includes video tours of Oudolf’s own garden and studio, advice on plant combinations and structure, and expert feedback on assignments that students can complete at their own pace. Gardens Illustrated readers who sign up for the course can enjoy a 20 per cent discount on the normal cost of £250 by using the code ILLUSTRATED on payment. learningwithexperts.com WALLPAPER DESIGN Novel…

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• Plant Propagation Gain the knowledge and confidence to propagate a wide variety of plants on this half-day workshop. 1 November, 10am-12.30pm. £34. Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH. Tel 01572 813200, barnsdalegardens.co.uk • Winter Interest and Structural Planting Find out how to incorporate trees and shrubs into the garden and how to use their structure and characteristics to create winter interest alongside grasses and evergreen perennials. 15 November, 10am-3pm. £50. Woottens of Wenhaston, The Iris Field, Hall Road, Wenhaston, Suffolk 1P19 9HF. Tel 01502 478258, woottensplants.com • Seed Collecting, Cleaning and Storing Make the most of the seeds in your garden and learn how to collect, clean and store them with Aberglasney Gardens’ head gardener Joseph Atkin. 16 November, 10am-3pm. £55. Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH. Tel 01558 668998, aberglasney.org •…

5 min.
november plants

Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’ It’s November and Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’ is continuing to send out blooms on the tips of the new growth. I know it will shortly come to an end, but when most other plants in the garden are on the ebb, it’s nice to have this small reminder of summer. F. ‘Riccartonii’ has larger flowers than other types and a sturdy, upright habit that has given rise to it being used for hedging. It likes a little shade, but will take full sun. Provide good soil, cut back hard in spring. AGM*. Height 1.5m. Origin Garden origin. Conditions Any good soil; sun or part shade. Hardiness RHS H6, USDA 8a-10b. Season Summer to autumn. Nyssa sinensis The Chinese tupelo, unknown to many gardeners, will make a handsome tree growing to more than 10m when given the space. From…