Don’t put your garden to bed this winter! Our Christmas special is full of festive decorating ideas using natural garlands, wreaths and baubles from the garden, as well as easy gifts to make, such as fragrant lavender soap and rose petal bath confetti. Our gift guide is full of lovely present ideas for gardeners, plus we’ve got seasonal planting ideas, winter garden inspiration, must-have evergreens and cute little conifers for winter structure.

Dreaming of a green Christmas? Deck the house with natural items for an eco-friendly yuletide that won’t cost the earth

Easy gifts from the garden Set aside time to make gifts with a festive, personal touch

Cuddle up to a cute conifer Don’t let lofty leylandii put you off these easy evergreens! There are plenty of handsome dwarf conifers for year-round interest

Pruning made easy Remove rubbing and congested stems of spring-flowering amelanchier

“The garden looks so magical in frost” A thick hoar frost transforms this historic garden into an atmospheric wonderland

Garden to visit From the festive illuminations to the heated glasshouses, there are lots of reasons to visit Kew this Christmas

Design Solutions Spheres and circles can make a small boxy garden look smart

Gardeners’ Christmas Gift Guide Spoil yourself with these gardening goodies; here’s our annual pick of festive shopping ideas

Festive puzzles and prizes Enter our Christmas puzzles to win an Ego leaf blower, Hayloft vouchers and a hamper of gardening goodies

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