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Growing Cannabis, Icelandic landscapes and the gentle art of Fitching - intoGardens Winter Episode arrives on the iPad

With thousands of downloads since its launch in October, intoGardens, the innovative iPad-only gardening title, unveils its second episode today

With thousands of downloads since its launch in October, intoGardens, the innovative iPad-only gardening title, unveils its second episode today. The winter episode boasts contributions from some of the biggest names in horticulture including Alys Fowler, Cleve West, Stephen Lacey and Mark Diacono.

Costing £2.99 per issue, or £9.99 for an annual subscription, intoGardens is aimed at the 3.8 million gardeners in the UK and millions more worldwide who actively pursue their passion online.

The latest issue includes an eclectic range of garden-related content from miniature railways in New York Botanical Gardens, misadventures in cannabis growing, the world’s finest sheds, inspiring landscapes of Iceland and how to survive gardening in Alaska. There is also a host of practical advice including winter gardening tips, how to get a head start in veg growing and labour saving advice for allotment owners.

The episode offers a multimedia experience specifically designed to make full use of the interactivity that the tablet platform offers. If you are interested in one of rose varieties explored by Ben Dark or a star in the Spring Borders feature by Laetitia Maklouf, intoGardens offers tap-to-buy functionality, allowing you to purchase the plant there and then. Alternatively you can save images to a personalised online scrapbook allowing you to make notes and start building your very own digital reference library to provide continued inspiration throughout the year.

Book reviews include audio files of the authors, featuring in this episode Alan Titchmarsh, reading from his new book My Secret Garden. Other articles are brought to life with specially commissioned films including, in this winter episode, kale harvesting with Mark Diacono and fitching, or willow weaving, with Alys Fowler.

Reviews of gardens from around the world include Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Vaux le Vicomte in France and the National Rhododendron Garden in Australia, with each one combining evocative writing and full screen photographs that exploit the superior imaging possible with the iPad’s backlit, high-resolution technology.

Devised and developed by media and gardening experts, the team behind intoGardens includes internationally renowned garden designer, writer and presenter James Alexander-Sinclair, and Tiffany Daneff, an editor with other 15 years experience in gardening and lifestyle publications including Daily Telegraph Gardening, Saga Magazine and Gardenlife Magazine.

You can find more information on the website, watch a demonstration video or download intoGardens on the App Store where there is also a free sample episode to browse.

Contact: Dawn Isaac, intoGardens PR Manager 01480 477003 or 07870 640043; email dawn@into-gardens.com