BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guides

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guides

Find out more about the special-edition series of six BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guides to look forward to throughout 2021.

Throughout 2021 we’ll publish six BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guides, an exciting series of  132-page special editions. The guides will equip you with the practical skills to create a beautiful garden and a veg plot packed with delicious, home-grown produce. We’ll inspire you to unleash your creativity with opulent pot displays and festive decorations and help you to make the most of small spaces or shady spots. Plus, we’ll guide you through the growing season with our Year Planner 2022.

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The BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guides are available in shops or online. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscribers save 25 per cent when you buy online – please visit the Subscriber Club discounts page for your discount code.

Find out more and see publication dates, below.


Grow Your Own

£8.99 – includes 5 packs of seeds worth £11.65

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guide: Grow Your Own
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guide: Grow Your Own

Nothing beats the flavour of food you’ve grown yourself, and when freshly harvested it’s packed with nutrients. This special edition includes 60+ growing guides for in depth advice on how to sow, plant and harvest your favourite fruit, veg and culinary herbs. We explain how to raise crops in containers, raised beds and shady spots and on your allotment. Plus, we share troubleshooting tips on dealing with pests, diseases and other problems.

This guide includes five packs of Mr Fothergill’s seeds:

  • Tomato ‘Money Maker’: an all-time favourite variety – tasty in salad
  • Beetroot ‘Boltardy’: a versatile veg – harvest the leaves and roots
  • Pepper (hot) ‘De Cayenne’: add a kick to Oriental salads and curries
  • Lettuce ‘Salad Bowl Red’ & ‘Green Mixed’: repeat sow to prolong pickings
  • Courgette ‘Black Beauty’: enjoy a bumper crop – perfect for stir-fry

On sale: Thursday 21 January, 2021 (pre-order online from Friday 15 January). Reprint.

Please note: Due to new restrictions on moving plants and seeds overseas, this issue is only available to mainland UK customers.


Creative Containers

£7.99

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guide: Creative Containers
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guide: Creative Containers

Create your best-ever container displays with the help of this 100-recipe collection. We guide you through the process of combining plants to make high-impact, low-maintenance displays that will brighten up your outdoor spaces. There’s something here for everyone, with wildlife-friendly options, pots for shade and much more.

On sale: Thursday 18 March, 2021 (pre-order online from Thursday 11 March). Reprint.


Small Space Gardening

£7.99

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guide: Small Space Gardening
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guide: Small Space Gardening

Make the most of limited outdoor space with the help of this inspirational guide, featuring easy-to-follow plans and 50 plants for guaranteed results. We explain how to perk up your patio, balcony or terrace with container displays and share tips on growing fruit, veg and herbs in even the tiniest area.

On sale: Thursday 20 May, 2021. Reprint.


Gardening for Shade

£7.99

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guide: Gardening for Shade
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guide: Gardening for Shade

Struggling with a shady space? We shed light on the matter in this practical guide, featuring 10 easy planting plans and 100 plants to brighten up the gloomiest corner. Whether you want to create billowing borders, perfect pots or incredible edibles, Gardening for Shade will give you the know-how you need.

On sale: Thursday 22 July, 2021 (pre-order online from Thursday 15 July)


Creative Christmas

£7.99

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guide: Creative Christmas
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guide: Creative Christmas

In Creative Christmas, we show you how to make fabulously festive decorations with plants from your own garden. From a classic Christmas wreath to table displays and tree ornaments, we share inspirational ideas and practical advice on making your celebration super-special.

On sale: Thursday 30 September, 2021 (pre-order online from Thursday 16 September)


Year Planner 2022

£7.99

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Guide: Year Planner 2022
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guide: Year Planner 2022

Planning is the key to creating beautiful borders and productive plots. In our Year Planner 2022 we guide you through the growing year with practical projects, time-saving tips and problem-solving advice. We provide monthly checklists of essential jobs and help you to hone your sowing, planting and pruning techniques. We explain how to welcome wildlife, share monthly recommendations for star plants and provide space for your own notes. The Year Planner 2022 makes the perfect Christmas gift for the gardener or allotmenteer in your life.

On sale: Thursday 25 November, 2021 (pre-order online from Thursday 14 October)


BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Guides will be available to buy for two months from on sale in selected supermarkets, local stores and WHSmith.

Also available to purchase online at while stocks last. (£1 P&P)

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BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscribers save 25 per cent when you buy online – visit Subscriber Club discounts page for you discount code.