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Both Homer and the Bible glorified gardens that bore the same fruits all-year round — but seasonality should be celebrated
The artist may not have been a gardener but he admired the work they do, as a new exhibition in Florida demonstrates
Where to buy them, how to look after them and how to stop them drooping as soon as they are picked?
New book explores outdoor activities 300 years ago, from ‘pic-nics’ and sea battles to naked swims and secret assignations
Now is the time to buy seeds to ensure you get a good selection and don’t pay over the odds later in the year
Designer Matthew Wilson has won plaudits at Chelsea Flower Show but one of his toughest jobs was closer to home
A journey on horseback through Kyrgyzstan and a visit to Germany offered inspiration for the year ahead
At their annual gathering, the delegates listed their heroes and villains, and threatened a Great British Brock Off
Viola, hebe, skimmia and cotoneaster are just some of the options for homes and gardens at Christmas
Cactus Nijar in Andalusia has built a reputation across Europe for its succulents and cacti
The journal Hortus explores the story behind the French couturier’s famous villa and garden in Morocco
The Bard wrote about flowers but there is no evidence he grew them — so why so are there so many Shakespeare gardens?
Mount Hymettus is a model for donors who want to restore a landscape after the ravages of war
The flowering season now lasts until mid November, making gardens of the past look dull by comparison
The former UK deputy prime minister and his wife Anne have spent four decades creating their garden
This under-appreciated tree offers both autumnal colours and bright fruits and berries
How the great 18th-century garden architect defined a landscape still relevant in Europe and beyond
Many of the chosen artists at ‘Flora Japonica’ observed their specimens in leaf, flower and seed or fruit across many months
Make the most of the longer season and plan ahead for next spring before the price of plants from Europe increases
Coton Manor in Northamptonshire was an inheritance that might have intimidated many, but the Pasley-Tylers accepted the challenge
A new illustrated books aims to show young people how important botanical science is to their lives and their future
A trip to Thasos takes a dramatic turn, and raises the question: are devastating wildfires part of nature’s ‘balance’?
Newly planted edges put the ‘garden' back in Kew — but for true success the design needs to evolve
They are a great alternative to tulips, helping to fill the gap between spring and summer, and able to multiply year after year
If spring is a garden in childhood then autumn signals pensioner status, but careful nurturing now will ensure a colourful send-off
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