Win a day at The Raymond Blanc Gardening School

Win a day at The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, for two people, worth £470, from Inspired Villages.

Opens Friday, 29 June, 2018 12:00 am
Closes Thursday, 9 August, 2018 12:00 pm
These days, there are a wealth of courses out there to help you expand your knowledge and become a better gardener.
With the launch of The Raymond Blanc Gardening School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, it’s easier than ever. Choose to attend one of the specialist gardening courses, provided by Inspired Villages retirement developments, and you’ll be taking home advice, ideas and inspiration for your own plot. Courses to choose from include the Japanese Garden course with Robert Ketchell, Exploring the Myths of Pruning with Will Sibley and Grow Your Own Mushrooms with the Espresso Mushroom Company.

We have one prize available to win, comprising of two places on a one-day course at The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, from Inspired Villages. As well as offering a collection of luxurious one- two- and three-bedroom properties that are tailor-made for later life, each of their retirement villages comes with its own collection of facilities; from spa and wellness centres to bowling greens, bistros and games rooms.

To discover more about the Inspired Villages retirement communities, visit, or for more information on the courses to choose from, visit

Prize details

  • We have one prize available to win. The prize is worth £470 and comprises of two places on a one-day gardening course, at The Raymond Blanc Gardening School
  • The prize is in the form of a gift voucher valid throughout the year of 2018 – subject to availability, selected dates apply
  • Each course includes tuition, equipment, morning tea, coffee and viennoiseries, seasonal lunch in the glasshouse followed by tea and Belmond Le Manoir’s signature lemon cake
  • The closing date of the competition is noon, Thursday 9 August, 2018
  • The winner will be notified and prize sent out after this date

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  • 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.
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