Explore the world of scent

This month, in Gardeners’ World Magazine, we’re celebrating scent. Pick up your copy today, and enjoy extra online exclusives, below. Take our scent survey, browse scent-themed projects, blogs and image galleries, and enter to win a year of scented flowers.

Gardeners' World Magazine scent surveyScent survey
The 'scent' issue of Gardeners' World Magazine, in June 2012,  comes with four 'scratch 'n' sniff' plant fragrances - one on the cover and three on a card, inside. Put your taste buds to the test, and let us have your responses, in our scent survey.

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Image gallery of scented plants at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012Scented plants at Chelsea 2012
Browse our image gallery of scented plants at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, including roses, daffodils, pelargoniums and lily of the valley.

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Plants with scented flowers, on gardenrsworld.comPlants with scented flowers
Discover how to fill your garden with fragrance, in our inspirational collection of plants with scented flowers.

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Plants with aromatic foliage, on gardenrsworld.comPlants with aromatic foliage
Flowers are not the only source of perfume in the garden - many plants can be grown for their richly aromatic foliage. Sniff out the best, in our plant collection.

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Sweet pea flowers: scented climbers plants featureScented climbers
Climbers can be a rich source of scent in the garden. Discover 10 varieties to try, including honeysuckle, jasmine and clematis, in our practical plant feature.

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Scent projects

Herb and rose pot display

How to make a lavender bath bag

Lavender and thyme hanging basket

Lavender, nemesia and heliotrope pot display

Scented herb pot display

Scent blogs

Fragrant plants by Adam Pasco

Night-scented plants by Pippa Greenwood

Plants for perfume by Adam Pasco

Plants that evoke memories by Kate Bradbury

Scent and memory by Kate Bradbury

Scented bulbs by Adam Pasco

Scented plants and memory by Adam Pasco

Stinky plants by Kate Bradbury

The mock orange by James Alexander-Sinclair

Unpleasant plant smells by James Alexander-Sinclair