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Win gardening books

Win gardening books

This competition closed on Friday, 4 November 2016 at 11:55 AM

As the nights draw in, little beats cosying up with with a good book or two. 

Monet’s Garden by Vivian Russell (£16.99) is a new paperback edition of Vivian Russell’s much-admired exploration of Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny. This book ventures behind the scenes to chart the history of one of the world’s most famous gardens, linking the world of Monet the artist with Monet the gardener. 

The Writer’s Garden by Jackie Bennett (£16.99) is a guide to the gardens created and lived in by 20 of our most famous novelists, playwrights, biographers and children’s authors. From Sir Walter Scott’s fairytale Scottish castle to Rupert Brook’s riverside retreat near Cambridge; from Virginia Woolf’s rural Sussex idyll to Beatrix Potter’s windswept hill-top farm in the Lake District, the gardens reveal another side to well-known people and something of their hidden nature.

RHS Exotic Journal (£12.99) and RHS Exotic Notebook (£9.99) by the Royal Horticultural Society are covered with real silk cloth and include a ribbon marker. Containing four colour images of exotic flowers and birds from the world-famous RHS Lindley Library, this decorative lined journal and notebook make the perfect gift.

This Land by Joe Cornish & Roly Smith (£30) sees Joe Cornish, one of Britain’s finest landscape photographers, explore fifty of the most amazing landscapes in Britain. Taking its cue from these Isles' extraordinarily diverse geology, This Land ranges from the ancient quartzite rocks of the Scottish Highlands to the gritstones and limestones of the English Pennines and the rolling chalk downs of Southern England.

We have four sets of books to give away, each worth £86.96.

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  • We have four sets of books to give away, each is worth £86.96 and comprises: Monet’s Garden by Vivian Russell (£16.99)The Writer’s Garden by Jackie Bennett (£16.99)RHS Exotic Journal (£12.99) and RHS Exotic Notebook (£9.99) by the Royal Horticultural Society and This Land by Joe Cornish & Roly Smith (£30)
  • The closing date of the competition is 11:55am, Friday 4 Nov, 2016
  • Winners will be notified and prizes sent out after this date
The closing date for this competition is 11:55am, Friday 4 November, 2016. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.

Please read our competition rules below before you enter.


What is the United Kingdom's highest mountain?

The answer is:

Ben Nevis

Winner announced

and the prize goes to…

  • Barbara mcgibben of Antrim


  • Julia Harrison of oxon


  • laura towell of oxon


  • Julie Guy of Suffolk


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