Plants

Know your trees: parks and grand gardens

Our series on identifying trees concludes with a look at some of the largest and most stately trees to grace our parks and country estates. 

February plants photo: Jason Ingram

In the first of a new series, nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld selects her favourite February plants, from fragrant blooms to delicate harbingers of spring. Photos by Maayke de Ridder. 

Crocus 15% discount 2018

Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount this month on their range of plants, seeds and bulb. Don't miss the chance to make some great plant choices at a saving. Valid until 28/2/18.

The Temperate House Kew c. Andrew Montgomery

Four members of the restoration team working on The Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew choose a plant that sums up what the project means to Kew – and the wider botanical world. 

The best lilies for colour and scent

Mainly mountain bulbs, lilies are one of the oldest plants in cultivation. Here Lilium expert Pontus Wallstén chooses his favourite types for colour and scent.

How to identify berrying trees

In the third of a four-part series on identifying trees, Lia Leendertz explains how you can spot berrying and hedgerow trees by learning the blossoms, fruits and nuts in British hedgerows. Here you will discover rowan, crab apple and hawthorn. 

Visit La Gomera

In the first of a new series on travelling the world in search of planting inspiration, horticulturist and adventurer Hannah Gardner explores the volcanic hills of La Gomera in the Canary Islands.

Lilies offer HW Hyde & Sons

Now is the time to order your lily bulbs ready for an impressive and fragrant display come summer. Specialist nursery HW Hyde & Son is offering readers this easy-to-grow collection at a great price. Offer ends 28 February 2018.

Hortus Loci reader day

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the plants destined for Chelsea’s top show gardens, with a private tour of growers Hortus Loci and a talk from award-winning designer Matt Keightley - Friday 20th April 2018   SOLD OUT

Clematis Montana

Although renowned for their vigour, Clematis montana can be compact plants suitable for growing in smaller gardens - or even large pots. Here is a gallery of some recommended cultivars from the National Collection, held by Val Le Neville-Parry. Photographs by Dianna Jazwinski.

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