Gardens

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Beaver-themed rewilding garden wins Chelsea flower show top prize
Unconventional garden by Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt features a dam and sticks pre-gnawed by beavers

Caroline Davies and Helena Horton

24, May, 2022 @3:57 PM

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Follow the buzz: the best UK wildflower spectacles this summer
As the Chelsea Flower Show gets under way, we pick pollinator-friendly meadows and gardens for making a beeline to, from North Uist to the Tower of London

Rhiannon Batten

24, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mangrove Nine garden brings activism to Chelsea flower show
Hands Off Mangrove represents plight of 1970s activists who overcame might of British state

Ben Quinn

24, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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From the shadow of Grenfell Tower to the Chelsea flower show ... in just five years
Tayshan Hayden-Smith started gardening in a plot under a concrete flyover in west London. Now he’s at the top of his game

Kendra Wilson

22, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Growing your own food can be affordable
Herbs, salad leaves and berries are tasty, cheap and surprisingly easy to grow, says James Wong

James Wong

22, May, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Grey magic of the sorcerer’s apprentice
Children can teach unexpected lessons about plants and colour, says Allan Jenkins

Allan Jenkins

22, May, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Wellbeing secrets from the Chelsea flower show
Some of the biggest gardens at this year’s show explore the theme of mental health. From tactile walls to busy bees, here’s how they are creating green sanctuaries

Matt Collins

20, May, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Space to grow: wilderness therapy could help abuse survivors
University of Essex pilot study suggests being outdoors can help self-esteem and wellbeing

Helena Horton

20, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Glowworms bred in captivity to be released in southern England
More than 500 larvae already set free in Hampshire and Cornwall as part of project to revive declining species

Patrick Barkham

20, May, 2022 @11:22 AM

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Now is the perfect time for some California poppy dreamin’ | Alys Fowler
Californian poppies are is easy to grow, flower all summer and have plenty of multi-hued cultivars. You can even make yourself a nice cuppa with it

Alys Fowler

20, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Anything that makes it into my garden is going to have to thrive on neglect | Jenny Eclair
Hard graft? Research? Why bother with all that when you can just sit back and watch miracles rise from the earth?

Jenny Eclair

16, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Bursting into flower: the growth of sustainable blooms
As awareness grows of the environmental impact of the cut-flower industry, new growers are selling sustainable blooms straight from their fields

Rebecca Nicholson

15, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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