As the nights gradually draw in, little beats cosying up with with a good book or two.
Mid-Century Modern Gardens by Ethne Clark (£25) is a lavishly illustrated exploration of mid-century modern landscaping as it first appeared during the interwar period and as it has come to be interpreted today, with detailed advice on how readers can achieve the style for themselves.
Secret Gardens of East Anglia by Barbara Segall (£20) sees Barbara and award-winning photographer Marcus Harpur capture 22 of the most interesting, inspirational and photogenic gardens of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
Urban Botanics by Emma Sibley and illustrated by Maaike Koster (£18) is a stunning guide to indoor plants, including: flowering, cacti, succulents and foliage. This collection of beautiful illustrations accompanied by thoughtful information is an essential source of inspiration. Whether you are looking to cultivate an entire indoor garden, or simply wish to know more about your single cactus, amongst the seventy-five plants within Urban Botanics you can be sure to find the right information for you. A must for lovers of art and verdant foliage alike.
The Secret Gardeners by Victoria Summerley and photography by Hugo Rittson-Thomas (£30) is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, designers, actors, producers, composers, playwrights, sculptors and fashion designers. Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see. The Secret Gardeners include Prue Leith, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Irons, Cath Kidston, Terry Gilliam, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.
Flora by Guy Barter (£25) illuminates some of the trickier aspects of gardening as well as providing an introduction to the basics. From the best flowers to plant to encourage the industrious honeybee, to the right soils for your plants, from the easiest-to-grow varieties of courgette, to planning out your garden, RHS expert Guy Barter has curated a selection of graphics to instruct and inspire the green-fingered enthusiast.
We have four sets of five books to give away, each worth £118.
To find out more about the gardening books above, all of which are available to pre-order and buy from any good book retailer, visit quartoknows.com.
- We have four prizes available to win from Quarto, each worth £118
- Each prize includes: Urban Botanics by Emma Sibley and illustrated by Maikke Koster (£18), Flora by Guy Barter (£25), Mid-Century Modern Gardens by Ethne Clark (£25), The Secret Gardeners by Victoria Summerley and photography by Hugo Rittson-Thomas (£30) and Secret Gardens of East Anglia by Barbara Segall
- The closing date of the competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 19 October, 2017
- Winners will be notified and prizes sent out after this date
The closing date for this competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 19 October, 2017. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.
Please read our competition rules below before you enter.
Where can you visit the Gardens by the Bay?
The answer is:
and the prize goes to…
Louisa Goodison of London
Robert Harris of BERKSHIRE
Christine Groom of Norfolk
Barbara Bell of Suffolk
See here for Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
1. The promoter is Immediate Media Company London Limited, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London, W6 7BT.
2. The BBC Code of Conduct for competitions can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/competitioncode/ and all BBC magazines and their associated websites comply with the Code.
3. The promotion is open to all residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands, aged 18 years or older, except the Promoter’s employees or contractors and anyone connected with the promotion or their direct family members.
4. The closing date for entries is noon on the date stated above.
5. Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered.
6. Only electronic form entries used within the competition section will be accepted. This does not include emails.
7. By entering the promotion, the participants agree:
o to be bound by these terms and conditions; and
o that their surname and county of residence may be released if they win a prize.
9. Only one entry will be permitted per person, regardless of method of entry. Bulk entries made by third parties will not be permitted.
10. The winning entrant(s) will be the first correct entry/entries drawn at random from all the correct entries after the closing date.
11. The Promoter’s decision as to the winner is final and no correspondence relating to the promotion will be entered.
12. The winner(s) will be notified within 28 days of the close of the promotion by email.
13. If the winner is unable to be contacted within 60 days of the promotion’s closing date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner up, or to re-offer the prize in any future promotion.
14. There is no cash alternative and the prize will not be transferable.
15. Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.
16. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of the same or greater value.
17. The name and county of residence of the winner(s) will be available online at gardenersworld.com/win/previous-winners within two months of the closing date of the promotion.
18. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend the promotion at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
19. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for lost, delayed or fraudulent entries.
20. The Promoter excludes liability to the full extent permitted by law for any loss, damage or injury occurring to the participant arising from his or her entry into the promotion or occurring to the winner(s) arising from his or her acceptance of a prize.
21. The promotion is subject to the laws of England.