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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – our April issue

Gardening special:

Blooming marvellous: Meet the British cut flower grower

Garden getaways: Lorna Maybery discovers seven unusual gardens in the Cotswolds

Open gardens: All about the National Gardens Scheme

A garden for all seasons: Nicola Stocken explores a beautiful garden in rural Essex

The world of herbs Jekka McVicar chats about the trials of planting a herb garden

Also in this issue:

Seven days in the lambing shed: Kate Beavan keeps a diary of the ups and downs during a week of lambing

Cooking with charisma: Tessa Dunlop tracks down busy TV chef Matt Tebbutt

Water be dammed: How farmers are working hard to alleviate rural flooding

On the cover:

Gardening special - spring is the time to get out in the garden and if you are looking for inspiration we have plenty of great ideas plus the chance to win a fantastic lawnmower