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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.

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Gardens Illustrated
September 2017

Pastures New

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.

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Gardens Illustrated
September 2017

Marginal Benefits

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?

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Gardens Illustrated
September 2017

Danny Wilcockson

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

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Gardens Illustrated
September 2017

Natalie Chivers

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.

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Gardens Illustrated
April 2017

Jennifer Trehane

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.

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Gardens Illustrated
April 2017

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

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Gardens Illustrated
October 2017

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

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Gardens Illustrated
October 2017

Rock Revival

From a perfectly executed slice of landscape to the contrast between big rocks and small alpine plants, James Alexander-Sinclair delights in rockeries

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Gardens Illustrated
October 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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October 2017

Russell Watkins

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.

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2017

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.

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Gardens Illustrated
February 2017

Primula Sieboldii

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.

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Gardens Illustrated
April 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

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

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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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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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

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

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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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

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

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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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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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

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

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