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Timber Press gardening books

Win new gardening books

This competition closed on Friday, 27 January 2017 at 11:55 AM

With spring on the horizon, it's the perfect time to get inspired for the year ahead with a good book or two.

Garden Flora by Noel Kingsbury (£29.95) is an exploration of the natural and cultural history of over 100 of the most commonly grown plants; uncovering the origins of each plant and its journey to reach our gardens

Plant Craft by Caitlin Atkinson (£17.99) is a beautiful guide featuring 30 step-by-step projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, and foraged pieces of nature.

Hidden Histories: Herbs by Kim Hurst (£14.99) is an exploration of the history and cultural significance of 150 popular herbs; including beliefs and folklore surrounding them, and showing how they can still be useful today.

Seeing Flowers: Trees by Teri Dunn Chace (£20). Photographs by Robert Llewellyn. A visual feast of 343 popular garden flowers with Robert Llewellyn’s stunning close-up photography.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz (£14.99) is a fun guide highlights 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest. Also includes over 50 recipes.

We have four sets of five books to give away, each worth £97.92.

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Prize details

  • We have four sets of five books to give away. Each is worth £97.92 and comprises: Plant Craft by Caitlin Atkinson (£17.99); Garden Flora by Noel Kingsbury (£29.95); Hidden Histories: Herbs by Kim Hurst (£14.99), Seeing Flowers: Trees by Teri Dunn Chace (£20) and The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono & Lia Leendertz (£14.99)
  • The closing date of the competition is 11:55am, Friday 27 January, 2017
  • Winners will be notified and prizes sent out after this date

The closing date for this competition is 11:55am, Friday 27 January, 2017. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.

Please read our competition rules below before you enter.


Which of the following is not a disease affecting trees?

The answer is:

Alder aspergillosis

Winner announced

and the prize goes to…

  • Mary Calleja of Bucks


  • Dean Dewis of warwickshire


  • Brenda Richards of Somerset


  • Steve Risbec of Lancashire


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