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Hedges

Domestic hedges are more than just dividing lines; they can be ornamental in their own right. James Alexander-Sinclair considers the options, depending on your taste and situation

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2018

Going Back To Her Roots

Inspired by Darwin’s theory on plant intelligence, German artist Diana Scherer manipulates the root systems of grass to weave patterns of magical beauty

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2018

Paul Barney

The owner of the deliciously surprising Edulis Nursery on his bohemian childhood, following in Gerald Durrell’s footsteps and the ferry journey that changed his life

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2018

Tender Loving Care

Even as winter prepares to loosen its grip, Frank finds himself worrying about the tender plants that might not survive its final blast

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2018

Gardens Of Hope

Far from being temporary, refugee camps can provide accommodation for displaced people for many years. Gardens bring stability, beauty and dignity.

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2018

A Nod To The Irish

Coosheen on the south coast of Ireland is a Mecca for snowdrop fans with a collection that emphasises the Irish cultivars

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2018

Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld

Known collectively as The Land Gardeners, friends Bridget (left) and Henrietta are fast establishing a reputation for their walled garden designs and impressive cut flowers – as well as their passion for compost

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February 2018

Adam Frost

The Gardeners’ World presenter and seven times Chelsea Gold medallist on working with Geoff Hamilton, laver and bacon sandwiches and why he won’t be giving up coaching junior goalkeepers

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Gardens Illustrated
January 2018

Potagers

When is a vegetable garden not a vegetable garden? When it’s a potager of course. But does the distinction come down to anything more than pretension or French good taste?

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

Time To Stand And Stare

On winter walks Frank finds himself looking at ash trees with fresh eyes, now that time could be running out for these stately natives

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

Pines And Needles

A small nursery outside Herstmonceux in East Sussex provides a thrilling introduction to the varied world of conifers – and much more besides

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

Of Light And Land

Covered in Narnia-like winter frosts the Piet Oudolf designed Millennium Garden at the heart of Pensthorpe Natural Park can stop visitors in their tracks

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

Miranda Janatka

Working as botanical collections horticulturist in Kew’s Tropical Nursery means that Miranda gets to care for one of the most diverse plant collections in the world

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

Lisa Delplace

The principal and CEO of US landscape design company Oehme, van Sweden on pragmatism in gardening and how the OvS spirit continues to flourish in the 21st century

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

In The Kitchen

As the year draws to a close Jojo finds ways to preserve summer’s flavour through the raw months, and makes the most of a glut of grapes

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

In The Garden

Winter is a chance to step back from everyday tasks and take the long view when it comes to planning your garden’s future

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

Ahead Of The Curve

Crafted from the timber of 150-year-old oaks, Gaze Burvill’s furniture celebrates tradition, but it is made using cutting-edge technology

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

12 Of Helen And Vicky's Favourite Conifers

12 Of Helen And Vicky's Favourite Conifers

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Gardens Illustrated
December 2017

A Labour Of Love And Friendship

With much gathering and clearing to be done, Frank wonders about the etiquette of engaging visitors to work in the garden

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

Nature's Widest Canvas

At their home in Vermont, Susan and Rick Richter have collaborated with master stone worker Dan Snow to create a stunning structured landscape

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November 2017

Into The Woods

Forests are mystical places – the stuff of fairy tales and folklore. Part fantasy, part reality, Ellie Davies’ enchanting installations and subsequent photographs capture their essence

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November 2017

Juan Grimm

The renowned Chilean landscape architect on responding to topography, his passion for evergreens, and why herbaceous perennials are overrated

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

Winter Stems

As flowers and foliage fade in the approaching winter months, these trees and shrubs offer fiery colour

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

Rich Heritage

As Parham House in West Sussex prepares to plants out bulbs for next spring, head gardener Tom Brown looks back at one of his favourite tulip combinations

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

Adventures In Gardening

Arjan and Geertje van Dijk’s garden is vast and experimental, featuring everything from a canal, to ornamental beech arches, to a banana grove

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

Ollie Hutson

As senior kitchen gardener, overseeing growing for the Pig Group, Ollie Hutson is key to the success of the food-focused hotels that describe themselves as restaurants with rooms

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

In The Kitchen

November is a time for comfort food, and for Jojo, nothing matches the contentment brought by home-made pastry with a sticky filling

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

In The Garden

Jojo takes inspiration from a long-established kitchen garden as she considers how to train fruit in her narrow back garden

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Gardens Illustrated
November 2017

Wild At Heart

This Long Island garden in New York State, with its mix of wild and precise planting, challenges established ideas about plant hardiness

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Gardens Illustrated
October 2017

Will Smithson

An epiphany in New Zealand led to a career change for former recruitment consultant Will Smithson. He’s now head gardener at South Wood Farm, designed by Arne Maynard

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Gardens Illustrated
October 2017

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