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Win gardening books worth £117

Win gardening books worth £117

This competition closed on Thursday, 24 August 2017 at 11:55 AM

With the days longer and warmer, there's no better time to relax outdoors with a good book or two.

Landscape of Dreams by Isabel and Julian Bannerman (£50) explores the gardens designed and planted by Isabel and Julian Bannerman, including gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor and the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle, as well as their own gardens at Hanham Court and Trematon. It celebrates, in the Bannermans' inimitable, evocative, humorous and highly personal style, the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of these gardens, and many more.

Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood by Martin Wood and Judith Tankard (£25) is a revised edition of a classic work, including new photography and designIn this book Judith Tankard and Martin Wood explore the life and work of Gertrude Jekyll, at the home she created for herself at Munstead Wood in Surrey. Featuring Jekyll’s own photographs, scrapbooks and notebooks, and the recollections of contemporaries like Vita Sackville-West, the authors describe the building, development of the house and garden, plus Jekyll’s skills both in the arts and as a businesswoman.

The Gardener's Book of Colour by Andrew Lawson (£25) is a revised and updated edition of Andrew Lawson’s classic work. In this book he calls on all his skills and practical knowledge to illuminate the complex subject of using colour in the garden and to demonstrate the extraordinary power of colour to change the sense of space, to suggest coolness or warmth and to evoke different moods. The Gardener’s Book of Colour will stimulate your imagination and put exciting new ideas within your grasp. Whether you want an instant splash of brilliant seasonal colour or a sumptuous border with subtle year-round appeal, this book will show you how to achieve it.

You Should Have Been Here Last Week by Tim Richardson (£16.99) is an amusing and thought-provoking compendium of columns, articles, essays and reviews from this acute, knowledgeable and irreverent commentator. Inside you'll find articles that have influenced the way we think about gardens − as well as one or two which proved too hot to handle and resulted in his being fired as a columnist.

We have three sets of four books to give away, each worth £116.99.

To find out more about these books, plus other illustrated books on gardens, gardening art and artists, design, architecture and places, gift books and stationery from Pimpernel Press, visit

Prize details

  • We have three prizes available to win from The Pimpernel Press. Each prize is worth £116.99 and comprises of the following books: Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood by Judith Tankard & Martin Wood, worth £25; The Gardener's Book of Colour by Andrew Lawson, worth £25; Landscape of Dreams by Isabel and Julian Bannerman, worth £50 and You Should Have Been Here Last Week by Tim Richardson, worth £16.99
  • The closing date of the competition is 11:55am, Thursday 24 August, 2017
  • Winners will be notified and the prize arranged after this date

The closing date for this competition is 11:55am, Thursday 24 August, 2017. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.

Please read our competition rules below before you enter.


Who of the following did not appear in Blackadder?

The answer is:

Imelda Staunton

Winner announced

and the prize goes to…

  • Diana Carey of Lincolnshire


  • Michael Thurland of Northants


  • Julie Harries of Carmarthenshire


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