3 gorgeous garden mags to help grow your herbs and veggies

Inspired by beautiful images of the recent Chelsea Flower Show in London, now seems the time to think about gardens, nurturing them in winter and planning ahead for spring.

Here we feature three gorgeous magazines to help you grow your own herbs and veggies, restructure your outdoor space, make the most of a tiny courtyard or plant masses of flowers.

pip

This mag is pretty as a picture and all about permaculture. Printed on matt recycled paper using sustainable vegetable inks, pip is beautiful inside and out. There’s plenty to read and do – whether you’re an inner city dweller or have a bit of land to play with. Expect articles on beekeeping, fair food, bioregions, creating urban sanctuaries, traditional Indigenous foods. There are great stories about how to involve, enthuse and educate kids too. Cute typefaces and hand-drawn illustrations give a hipster feel to this helpful magazine.

Pip

Home Grown

Here’s a glossy garden magazine with a practical heart - and the soul of an earthmother. Home Grown will encourage you to plant a sensory flower garden, go eco camping, grow health-giving ginger or pomegranate or simply read about all of the above. Leaf though the pages packed with tips and advice and illustrated with luscious photography. Dream about making pear cider with fruit from your own pear tree. We love this mag for the deliciousness it gives all year round.

Home Grown

ABC Gardening Australia

Where would we be without this mag? Or the wonderful characters like Costa Georgiadis from the eponymous TV series that inhabit its colourful pages? Expect pearls of wisdom (green pearls of course!), photo features on creative gardens, guides to such things as pruning or drystone walls, plus indispensible seasonal planners, heaps of great ideas and loads of informative news. Books, recipes, and what’s on where are also to be found in this iconic Aussie mag. You can even enter Gardener of the Year competition (open for entries till August) and win a trip to next year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Go on! You deserve it. http://www.gardeningaustralia.com.au/win-trip-chelsea-flower-show/

ABC Gardening Australia