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Inspiration

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Taking mirrors al fresco

Arabella St John Parker, freelance gardens editor, shares her home-grown ideas for all the different...

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Garden hosting: tips from a stylist

Entertaining in your garden doesn’t always need to be a case of sun’s out, barbecue’s on. Neither do...

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A shed of one's own

Author and stylist Clare Nolan explains why a shed at the end of the garden is every grown up’s drea...

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Behind the walls of Houghton Lodge

Back in early spring 2020, just before we all found ourselves spending a lot more time at home, Kat...

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The fifth room: how to make your garden work harder

You hear it every year: bring the outside in, and vice versa. These are the golden rules of linking ...

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The garden furniture guide

Choosing furniture for your home, whether it’ll live inside or out, is a balance between what looks ...

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March’s flower

For many of us, daffodils mark the beginning of spring. While snowdrops and crocuses may be the firs...

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A celebration of spring in nature

Spring. Is any season so welcome, so wanted? While autumn brings relief after the heat of summer, th...

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Greenhouses, orangeries and conservatories, a short history

What is the difference between an orangery, a greenhouse and a conservatory? Like many ‘back of hous...

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In praise of green spaces

Elizabeth Metcalfe is the Deputy Features Editor at House and Garden magazine. Having studied Englis...

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The gift of flowers

This year, a present in the post is a much more likely turn of events, and what’s more of a welcome ...

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Flower pressing creations

In our last journal post – ‘Autumnal flower pressing’ – Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and ...

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Autumnal flower pressing

Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and Press, gives us a step-by-step guide on flower pressing ...

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A late autumn walk

Our suggestions for discovering your local patch this month by getting out for a walk – including tr...

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Biophilia and connecting to nature

Most of us feel good in nature. Ask people to imagine a place where they feel happy and relaxed, man...

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For the love of the humble bee

Over the summer, while our roads and streets fell silent, it wasn’t only the birds whose presence be...

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Outdoor dining: your FAQs answered

No sooner does the thermostat climb into the mid-twenties than we’ll all be found rushing outside to...

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The Great British Garden Show

Extraordinary situations can sometimes spark extraordinary ideas, and the current lockdown is no exc...

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How to: grow plants from seed

No matter how many years you’ve been gardening, the novelty of growing plants from seed never seems ...

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Wildflower pressing, with a twist

You may have seen our Easter tablescape, where we’ve taken a simpler approach to styling the table t...

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On our bookshelf: Jocasta Innes and The Pauper’s Homemaking Book

Long before the concepts of sustainable design and upcycling became part of our everyday, writer and...

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In the kitchen garden

There’s a point in summer when buying a bag of over-priced, bland supermarket salad wrapped in plast...

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Five of the best bracing British winter walks

There’s nothing quite like bundling everybody up, embracing the elements and stepping out into the b...

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Winter beaches

We say beach, you think summer. Correct? That’s usually the way it goes. Bank holidays spent picnick...

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Growing your own: scent garden Easy-to-follow advice for beginner gardeners

Think of your garden and the chances are you’re remembering how it looks, rather than the scents you...

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Summer flowers, styled and potted by Hannah Redman

In our ninth volume of Stories, Stories for summer, our resident floral expert, Hannah Redman, fresh...

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Getting creative with tester paint pots

Have you ever ordered a tester pot (or two, or ten) to help you decide what colour to pick for your ...

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Three garden layouts with our designer, Fred

Is your garden a modest courtyard patch or something more sprawling? Either way, it deserves to be t...

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Our design team’s favourite furniture couplings

A few articles ago, we looked at how many styles of furniture to have in the same room so there’s ju...

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How to prepare your dining room for a gathering

With Easter on the horizon, we’re looking at the different ways that you can dress your dining area ...

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What to plant in autumn

Autumn in the garden is a season of two halves: on the one hand, there are lots of plants that look ...

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Growing your own container garden

Whether your garden is large or small, chances are containers (from terracotta pots to metal tubs an...

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Teak – a silver fox

Teak. The timber that’s favoured by lots of brands who make outdoor wooden furniture. Us included. B...

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Kitchens gardens: designing an actual outdoor kitchen, really?

Say kitchen garden and you’d probably imagine neat rows of vegetables grown from seed, or perhaps a ...

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Your living room with the roof down

Every year, when spring and summer start to shine, we all start talking about how to bring the outdo...

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The rise of the dahlia

Not so long ago, dahlias had a reputation for being a bit fussy. They were mostly grown by competiti...

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Keeping your garden well-lit – after the sun has set

When summer shows its face, you can’t move for talk about bringing the outdoors in. But, you might’v...

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How to make an entrance: repainting your front door

Do you always notice when a house has a lovely front door? We certainly do....

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Why we love the humble garden bench

Outdoor seating almost always starts with a dining table and chairs. The idea of eating al fresco is...

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A place beyond the pines

As the months edge ever closer to midwinter, it feels like the perfect time to appreciate the beauty...