Design

Kitted Out

There's lots to do in the garden at this time of year so we've put together a list of must-have items to make light work of gardening and gathering this month. 

Expert tips for designing a meadow

Garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair gives his advice and tips for designing a meadow. 

Design ideas for pools and ponds

The September 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated is a water in the garden special and includes ideas for adding a pond or pool to your garden design. Here you'll find inspiration from three designer gardens. 

Five tips for a sloping site

Garden designer Ann-Marie Powell has transformed a sloping site in West Sussex to connect it to the hills beyond. Here, she gives her tips for designing a garden on a sloping site.

Topiary at Whitburgh House

Hedging and topiary can bring structure and interest to your garden and can work well alongside contemporary or traditional planting. Here we look at some more contemporary ideas from Whitburgh House in Scotland.

Things for green fingered children

With the children out of school for the summer, keep them entertained outdoors with this selection of outdoor kit for little green fingers

Big ideas for small gardens

Don't let a small garden restrict your garden design plans. From urban plots to a suburban courtyard – we've got plenty of design and planting inspiration to help you maximise your space. All these garden feature in our August 2017 if you want to find out more.

Stylish buys for a contemporary garden

With more time spent outside enjoying the garden in summer, make sure your accessories are as stylish as your planting

Children's play areas and stylish garden design

Mixing play areas with planting flair is not as difficult as you might think. Here are a few ideas to make children's play work in the garden.

The best deckchairs

Find the perfect summer sling with our list of the best deckchairs

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