Cleve West

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A bumblebee feeding on a cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

With a horde of scientific studies confirming the fact that populations of wild bees, butterflies and other insects are in dramatic decline, many gard(...)

James Alexander-Sinclair: “Not only is [horticulture] exciting, creative work, but there’s also great charm in the idea that you’re doing something that will leave the world a better place.” Photograph: Courtesy of Malvern Spring Show

Not many professional gardeners have quite as many strings to their bow as James Alexander-Sinclair, the British landscape designer, RHS judge, telev(...)

Diarmuid Gavin’s silver-gilt winning garden.

By now you’ll almost certainly know that the grand old lady of international horticulture that is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show once again waved her ma(...)

A Victorian iron ‘Famine Pot’ used as as planter, with orange T. vvedenskyi ‘Henry Hudson’ in Angela Jupe’s Offaly garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Using architectural salvage and occasional vintage pieces in the garden in combination with up-cycled or unconventional building materials has alwa(...)

Flanagan’s Fields in Rialto, a community garden using 21st century methods to grow food. Photographs: Richard Johnston

Some people become gardeners, while others are born green-fingered. A shining example of the latter is Dublin-born Michael Flanagan (1833-1931), th(...)

Visitors admire the the plants on display in The Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

It may have been trumpeted as the year that Chelsea’s old guard would be forced to yield to a new generation of garden designers but in the end age an(...)