To Gaze On Beauty
With a brief to bring in the landscape, Tom de Witte and Corrine Lecluyse have designed a garden without boundaries at the home of a former music producer in the Lot region of France.
Nothing beats the romance of a beautiful meadow, as countless poets, scriptwriters and even chocolate manufacturers will testify. But it’s notoriously difficult to create one yourself.
A new books turns Frank’s ideas on turf fertility upside down. Could now be the time to rethink his plans on how to breathe life back into his neglected borders?
Working at Trentham with its combination of heritage ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and Piet Oudolf’s contemporary planting gives Danny a varied day-to-day challenge
She’s passionate about planting and a champion for thriftiness but Natalie, who’s currently curator at Treborth Botanic Garden, laments the loss of botany courses from our universities.
Having run both the UK’s leading camellia nursery and Britain’s first commercial blueberry farm, this indefatigable enquirer is still travelling the world, seeking to learn yet more.
Tree Of Life
In the last of his occasional series on gardens, nature and serendipity, the writer and broadcaster Richard Mabey reflects on how all life, from simple slime mould to riotous grandchildren, has a role to play in the improvised drama of his Norfolk garden
Growing In Harmony
Renowned nurseryman Jan Spruyt specialises in perennial plants for form and texture, but in his latest project for a private garden he’s created a kaleidoscope of colour
From a perfectly executed slice of landscape to the contrast between big rocks and small alpine plants, James Alexander-Sinclair delights in rockeries
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
Careful planning throughout the year ensures that Russell’s charge of the Winter Walk at RHS Harlow Carr in Yorkshire comes to life when most other gardens are at their quietest.
House Of Orange
How one woman’s mission to preserve the art of marmalade making has turned into a glorious annual festival held in her Cumbrian home.
These pretty spring flowers in a range of pinks, whites and blues can add a fresh burst of colour to a shady area right through to early summer – and look equally stylish when grown in pots.
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
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
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
As flowers and foliage fade in the approaching winter months, these trees and shrubs offer fiery colour
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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