This week’s brilliant issue of Country Life, May 18, celebrates magnificent summer gardens and previews the Chelsea Flower Show 2016 – plus don’t miss the stars of the Field & Country Fair

** RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

This year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show is largely focused on our mental and physical fitness, finds Mark Griffiths

** FEATURES

Flora Watkins profiles John Bell & Croyden, which has been dispensing cures for more than 200 years

** FIELD & COUNTRY FAIR

Agnes Stamp meets the stars of the Field & Country Fair

** GARDENS

Tim Longville visits the remarkable restored garden at Cadhay in Devon

+ Mark Griffiths delves into the colourful world of penstemons at Kingston Maurward Gardens in Dorset

** ARCHITECTURE

Digital modelling has permitted detailed reconstruction of Holt Castle in Denbighshire, as Rick Turner explains

** FOOD

Nothing compares to the soft, floppy leaves of a homegrown British lettuce, says Melanie Johnson

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