Chelsea Flower Show 2006

The Royal Horticultural Society has commissioned a 100 metre deep bore hole in the grounds of Royal Hospital to ensure floral exhibits at RHS Chelsea can be irrigated.

The Fritilliaries of Oxford

Why we should praise Magdalen's Fellows for ignoring Repton's advice, and allowing the fritillaries to blossom

‘Furnishing’ the garden

A garden is an outdoor room, says Roddy as he considers how his has been furnished while he prepares to sell his house

Cultivating Christmas Cheer

The month of December in the walled garden of Swinton Park brings Jerusalem artichokes, brussels sprouts, forced rhubarb and Christmas decorations.

Brodsworth Hall Gardens Restored

Brodsworth Hall Gardens Restored

After a 15-year restoration programme, the Victorian gardens at Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster have been deftly nurtured back into their former glory. Arabella Youens takes a tour.

A bountiful season of asparagus

The first asparagus of the year are a delicious arrival in the garden, and the warmer weather means it is time to start planting out in earnest

Spring Gardens

The different climates of each part of the UK mean that gardens at this time of year have a variety of things to offer. Holly Kirkwood looks at three gardens…

Solutions for Town Gardens

Anthony du Gard Pasley explains how to overcome the most common problems found in town gardens: poverty of light, bad soil and lack of space

Chelsea Flower Show: 2004

Planting termed 'near perfect' by the judges helped the garden Hortus Conclusus, designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole for the Shaikh Al-Nahayan, win Best in Show this year.

Pruning Weeping Trees

January is the time to be ruthless and remove the odd elbowing from weeping trees

Holkham Nursery Gardens

A favourite with COUNTRY LIFE readers, Holkham Nursery Gardens on the north Norfolk coast is a floral haven where thriving borders display the potential of plants.

West Dean Gardens, West Sussex

West Dean Gardens, in West Sussex, boasts the largest collection of fiery capsicums in Britain. Kathryn Bradley-Hole takes a tour round the chillies

Pruning Roses

Kathryn Bradley-Hole encourages gardeners not to be shy of cutting their bush roses quite fiercely, for a hard prune at this time of year will encourage strong growth.

Wakehurst Place, Sussex

Wakehurst Place, Sussex

Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex Telephone: 01444 894066. Open everyday, 10am - 4pm in winter, 10am - 7pm in summer.

St Swithin’s Day

A surfeit of rain has even gardeners in East Anglia wondering when things will dry up.

History of Broad Beans

Broad beans seem quintessentially English because they have been with us for centuries.