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Win gardening books

Win gardening books worth £95

This competition closed on Thursday, 15 December 2016 at 11:55 AM

As the days grow colder, little beats curling up on the sofa with a good book or two.

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines (£25) is a beautiful new edition of the best-selling How to Make a Wildlife Garden, launched at the 1985 Chelsea Flower Show. Fully revised and updated by the author, it's freshly illustrated and highlights the changes in garden wildlife over the past 30 years

New Small Garden: Contemporary Principles, Planting & Practice by Noel Kingsbury (£20) explores a multitude of contemporary design ideas alongside proven small-space planting principles in the first serious study for a generation.

The RHS Rose Notebook (£9.99) is a beautiful Rose Notebook covered with real cloth and containing four colour images of glorious roses from the world-famous RHS Lindley Library.

Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape by Mary-Ann Ochota (£20) is an entertaining and factually rigorous, book to help you decipher the story of our landscape through the features you can see around you. Broadcaster and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota arms the amateur explorer with the information needed to ‘read’ the landscape and spot the activities that have shaped our green and pleasant land.

House of Plants: Living with Succulents, Air Plants & Cacti by Rose Ray and Caro Langton (£20) is a practical and beautiful guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti, tropical and air plants. The book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to nurture and enjoy these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

We have four sets of five books to give away, each worth £94.99.

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Prize details

  • We have four sets of five books to give away, each is worth £94.99 and comprises: RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines (£25); New Small Garden by Noel Kingsbury (£20); RHS Rose Notebook (£9.99) by the Royal Horticultural Society, Hidden Histories by Mary-Ann Ochota (£20) and House of Plants by Rose Ray & Caro Langton (£20)
  • The closing date of the competition is 11:55am, Thursday 15 December, 2016
  • Winners will be notified and prizes sent out after this date

The closing date for this competition is 11:55am, Thursday 15 December, 2016. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.

Please read our competition rules below before you enter.


Who illustrated the picture book, The Snowman?

The answer is:

Raymond Briggs

Winner announced

and the prize goes to…

  • Eve Curtis of Essex




  • Stuart Murphy of Staffs


  • bill halfacree of wa


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