Chelsea 2018 cover

As flower show season gets under way, don’t miss our Chelsea Special issue! It’s packed with everything you need to create show garden chic at home – the must-have plants, designer sketches, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes photos and shopping ideas to get the luxury look on a budget. PLUS reader gardens and all your favourites!


Celebrate Chelsea Chris Beardshaw’s 2017 show garden used shape, colour and texture
Be inspired by… Chelsea pizzazz, topiary art, new plants, diary dates and our True or False quiz
Sneak preview We’ve picked our favourite show garden designs for 2018 – all packed with plants and ideas to steal
Artisan Garden notebook Take planting inspiration from the smaller Chelsea gardens
Meet the designers’ favourites These star plants are worthy of a gold medal on their own! Val Bourne picks the prettiest
“I’m addicted to Chelsea” Gold medal-winning designer Chris Beardshaw shares his insights
What to do this month Chelsea-inspired pruning and planting tips to give your plot a medal-winning show-garden look
Border planner Create a bed with plants for texture inspired by last year’s Radio 2 Feel Good garden
The search is on to find our Gardeners’ Garden 2018 There’s £2,250 of Cobra equipment to win!
My Chelsea diary Celebrating silver-medal success, Lee Bestall shares his behind-the-scenes pics
“Our garden is full of shade lovers” This romantic woodland garden in Staffordshire is full of colourful views and leafy corners
“I built a folly to celebrate the Millennium” A unique folly takes pride of place in this West Sussex garden, among architectural plants
“It’s a cottage garden in the city” Emma Bridgewater’s factory garden delights visitors from March to October, with cut flowers, rustic plant supports and rare-breed hens
Choose the right plants for pollinators - Bee-friendly flowers aren’t always what they seem. Here’s an easy ID guide to the best plants for our precious pollinators
Pick a piece of Chelsea - Foraging for supper is all the rage in the gourmet vegetable garden
Ask Garden Answers Our experts answer your gardening queries
How can I make my garden sparkle at twilight? Now that summer’s (almost) here, try these design ideas for a garden that comes alive at dusk
Subscribe to Garden Answers - Enjoy your favourite magazine for just £2.62 per issue. It’s packed with seasonal gardening advice, planting combinations and design ideas
Chelsea shopping Get theluxury look in your own garden with these show-garden shopping ideas
10 free pinks & snips Just pay £5.65 postage for these easy-to-grow cottage garden favourites
New & exclusive Chelsea vegetables Discover the first sundried tomato that dries on the vine – just £14.97 for three plants
Over to you Readers share their joys, trials and tribulations in the garden, to win an RSPB bird feeding station or Felco secateurs
Puzzles and prizes A chance to win Bulldog topiary shears and a £50 voucher from Hayloft Plants
Garden view Anyone for blisters and sunburn? Helen Billiald shares her preparations for Chelsea