CHELSEA ISSUE ON SALE 26 APRIL

Be inspired by… A soothing purple scheme; shopping with an orange twist; plants making their Chelsea debut; play Chelsea TV bingo; name the blue spires; diary dates

Chelsea 2017 sneak preview – the stories behind the show gardens and exclusive interviews with the top designers

Treat yourself to designer plants - Team the Chelsea favourites with their perfect partners. Take inspiration from alliums, foxgloves, verbascum and camassia  

Grow bearded irises - These lovely flowers will bring an instant Chelsea feel to any garden

What to do this month - Chelsea-inspired pruning and planting tips to give your own plot that medal-winning show-garden look

Diary of a Chelsea garden - Catherine MacDonald shares her behind-the-scenes photos, taken while creating the Hartley Botanic garden in just 17 days

Plant a slice of Chelsea - How to plan and plant a bold orange, silver and purple border full of colour and texture, in three easy steps

“We love our foliage plants” - This leafy planting paradise makes the most of sun and shade, with accents of flower colour

“We’ve used circles to add shape” - This sloping garden has been terraced to create three circular lawns framed by pretty perennials

“Our colourful garden is a place to unwind” - A scruffy lawn and rough meadow have been transformed into a series of plant-filled rooms  

Garden to visit - Woolbeding is a modern masterpiece, tucked away in a quiet corner of West Sussex

Chelsea, naturally - How to get the natural look with long grass and a mix of wildflowers

Grow a gourmet salad - Be inspired by Chelsea designers, growing posh fruit and veg

Ask Garden Answers - Our gardening expert Geoff Stebbings answers your queries on pulling rhubarb and plants for tubs and borders. Don’t forget to send us your questions!

Design Solutions - How to get the Chelsea look in your own garden. Our tongue-in-chic design will turn heads and delight the neighbours

Get the Chelsea look - Stylish buys inspired by the show gardens – from glitzy water features to fabulous fire bowls and planters with pizzazz

Free delivery and new exclusives - Plants to order from Bakker.com, with savings for GA readers 

48 free* English lavender plug plants - worth £31.96. Just pay p&p

Over to you - Readers’ gardening stories and photos, including your prize-winning correspondence 

Puzzles and prizes - Enter our competitions for a chance to win a mild steel fire pit and £50-worth of Hayloft vouchers

Garden view - Gnomes and bunting are a no-go at Chelsea. Helen Billiald on the strict RHS rules
that govern the show gardens