Country Life May 17 2017

Country Life May 17 2017 is our glorious summer gardens number featuring our Chelsea Flower Show preview; the romance of Wormistoune; edible flowers; plus Wendy houses and hoopoes. Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: Simon Thurley reveals the Queen’s architectural heritage and how it testifies to her affection for the Earl of Leicester

GARDENS: Non Morris visits the supremely romantic garden at Wormistoune House in Fife

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: What’s in store at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show? Mark Griffiths finds welcome innovation everywhere

FIGS: Steven Desmond explains how to grow the delectable fruit anywhere in the UK

EDIBLE FLOWERS: Edible flowers are back in vogue and on our plates, says Mark Griffiths

WENDY HOUSES: Christopher Sykes explores every girl’s first des res

WILDLIFE: Despite its exotic appearance, the hoopoe has some disgusting habits, reveals David Profumo

TRAVEL: Lucy Ford enjoys the cream of the Cotswolds at The Painswick in Gloucestershire and Paula Lester finds a slice of paradise at Kandima in the Maldives

INTERIORS: The secret to creating the perfect media room and how handles are the style secret behind the kitchen’s pulling power

MOTORING: A smitten Charles Rangeley-Wilson drives the Fiat 124 Spider

COOKING: Melanie Johnson elevates the humble carrot cake

PROPERTY: Historical houses; taking your garden with you when you move house; and properties for sale within AONBs

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