To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nation’s favourite gardening TV show, we’re treating BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscribers to a series of monthly competitions, from August through to December.
In our first exciting competition, we gave away a luxury stay at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
Through September, two lucky winners each won one of two prizes from Gabriel Ash: an RHS Rosemoor Greenhouse worth £8,255, and an Upright Cold Frame worth £920.
In October, we announced the two winners of fantastic prizes from John Deere: the innovative Tango Robotic Mower, worth £2,090 and a cordless R40B Walk Behind Mower, worth over £670, for second prize.
In our November competition we announced the lucky winner of an outdoor cast iron oven, outdoor table and cooking accessories from luxury Danish brand Morsø, worth £2,230.
In December we announced the lucky winner of an amazing 16-night tour for two of South Africa’s Western Cape, worth £6,000, from Saga Holidays.
How to enter
To enter the competitions you’ll need to be a current subscriber to Gardeners’ World Magazine. Entry is online, via Secret Garden. If you’ve not already activated your Secret Garden access, it’s free, quick and easy. You’ll need a gardenersworld.com website account, and your subscriber number (on the piece of paper that accompanies your magazine each month, printed above your name and the first line of your address).
Visit gardenersworld.com/secret-garden now to activate your access.
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August prize – winner announced!
This month’s lucky subscriber is Diane Harrington. On discovering she’d won, Diane said “After the initial shock I’m really excited to find out that I‘ve won the August prize in the GW Subscriber Club 50th anniversary competition. We’re really looking forward to discovering the secrets of the gardens of Le Manoir and of course to sampling the food.”.
Diane’s prize includes a luxury stay for two at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir hotel in Oxfordshire, a seven-course meal in the two-Michelin-starred restaurant plus a day at Raymond’s Gardening School, worth over £2,200.
September prize – Winners announced!
This month’s lucky winners are Anne Tucker in first place and Maggie Taylor in second. On discovering she’d won, Anne said “I am both stunned and delighted to have won this prize. My two aluminium greenhouses were both second hand and are beginning to look untidy. A new greenhouse will be a most welcome resource.”.
Anne’s prize is an RHS Rosemoor Greenhouse, from Gabriel Ash, worth £8,255.
Second place winner Maggie was equally pleased to have won, saying “I was delighted to hear that I have won the 2nd prize of a Gabriel Ash cold frame. What a wonderful surprise, thank you so much!”.
Maggie’s prize is a Gabriel Ash Upright Cold Frame, worth £925.
October prize – Winners announced!
Our two lucky subscribers in October were Lesley, Deal, in first place and Rebecca, Windsor in second, each winning prizes from John Deere.
Lesley’s prize is a Tango E5 robotic mower from John Deere, worth £2,090. On finding out she had won, Lesley said “Pleased is not the word I would have used. More like ecstatic. I never win so I’m finding it very difficult to believe. Thank you so much”.
Rebecca’s prize is a cordless R40B Walk-Behind Mower, worth over £670. She was equally pleased, saying “Oh my goodness how amazing, I am thrilled to actually win something. How great not to have leads all over the lawn and try to not run over them”.
The lucky winner in our penultimate anniversary competition was David Richards, Devon. David’s prize is an outdoor cast iron oven, outdoor table and cooking accessories from luxury Danish brand Morsø, worth £2,230.
On finding out, David said “Whow! What a surprise – the first time we’ve won anything from anywhere! We look forward to receiving it in 2018, although not sure when we’ll have good enough weather to use it!”.
The winner of our last Gardeners’ World 50th anniversary competition was Judith Clark from Lancashire. On hearing she’d won, Judith had this to say “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this email from you and the news that I’ve won a competition – such amazing news. I can’t quite believe my luck!”.
Judith’s incredible prize is a 16-night tour for two of South Africa’s Western Cape, worth £6,000, from Saga Holidays.