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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