Growing Society Changes Lives

The RHS stands for the good of people, plants and the planet through gardening. Here, in the first of a three-part series, a member of Council looks at how the Society’s work is a force for good for the population as a whole.

Gardeners World August 2018

We love August for its opulent hot hues

August (and, indeed, late July) for those blessed people among you who subscribe to this excellent publication) is the time for Leos. I am not usually given to believing horoscopes, but Leos are undoubtedly fine people full to the gunwales with passion, colour and joie de vivre.

Changing Society

The RHS is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. How is Sue Biggs, Director General, inspiring the Society – and the nation – to grow?

Play’s the thing

In his Somerset garden – once the home of designer Georgia Langton – Michael Le Poer Trench has added a host of playfully romantic touches that make this spectacular space sing with creativity and invention.

design ideas | Parking

Designing a parking space may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but look on it as a way of extending your garden and it takes on a whole new dimension.

Gardens Illustrated design ideas benches

design ideas | Sitting pretty

At their best benches should represent the perfect fusion of form and function – not only somewhere to sit and while away an hour or two, but also sculptural pieces in their own right.

Rock opera

Rock-garden maestro Peter Berg regards each stone as an instrument with its own song to sing, and in this steeply sloping garden in Luxembourg he orchestrates those rocks with a chorus of plants in magnificent harmony.

design ideas | Hedges

Domestic hedges are more than just dividing lines;they can be ornamental in their own right. James Alexander-Sinclair considers the options, depending on your taste and situation.

design ideas | Potagers

When is a vegetable garden not a vegetable garden? When it’s a potager of course. But does the distinction come down to anything more than pretension or French good taste?

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