Win A Copy Of Great Gardens of London

Who doesn’t like a big bumper book of gardens?  Well, me for one.  And if you do too here’s a fine portrait of 25 London gardens.

Great Gardens of London

‘Great Gardens of London’ by Victoria Summerly was published by Frances Lincoln on 1st October.  If you’d like the chance to win a copy, I’ll tell you how to enter the draw right after this press release:

“Open House and Open Garden days have become a regular fixture of our annual calendar and London’s gardeners are twice blessed living in one of the world’s most vibrant and verdant capitals.

In Great Gardens of London Victoria Summerley, Hugo Rittson Thomas and Marianne Majerus collaborate to unearth the most fascinating stories of plants and people inside London’s most exciting garden spaces, gaining extraordinary access to the finest gardens around the capital, many rarely or never open to the public.

While some of the gardens are strictly private others regularly open to visitors – all can now be savoured and enjoyed as Great Gardens of London opens the gates to more than 25 traditional and quirky capital gardens, delightfully themed by chapter and all accompanied by stunning photographs, revealing the designer’s influences, providing an insight into the passions and fashions of modern gardening where any green space is cultivated and confirming you can find an oasis on every piece of dry land the city has available.

Gardens of every imaginable style, shape and size abound in London – on rooftops, within palaces, surrounding churches, behind walls, even floating on or lapped by the River Thames. From Downing Street to Twickenham, from modernist to wildlife, ‘Great Gardens of London offers exemplary contemporary and historic design and planting secrets from which to learn and be inspired.”

Good, huh?  If you’d like to enter my draw to win a copy of ‘Great Gardens of London’ simply:

say so in the “Any Thoughts?” box below


(if you don’t do so already) follow ‘The Anxious Gardener’ blog; follow me on Twitter or like The Anxious Gardener Facebook page.  The relevant follow buttons are top right of this page.

You can also enter via Twitter or Facebook – check my twitter feed and FB page for details.

Please note that the prize can only be posted to a UK postal address.

The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 1st November 2015.

I’ll draw a name from my


contact the winner and add the result to the bottom of this post.

Good luck!


You can order a copy of ‘Great Gardens of London’ at the discounted price of £24.00 including p&p* (RRP: £30.00) by telephoning 01903 828503 or emailing and quoting the offer code APG372.

*UK ONLY – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.


The competition is now closed.  Thanks to everyone for taking part and the winner is Rej (entered via blog).  Congratulations.

58 thoughts on “Win A Copy Of Great Gardens of London

  1. Yes, please. As a Londoner, living in Cambridge, I would love to connect with the gardens of my home city. I would love to enter the draw – please count me in!


  2. How timely you are, David. My big news is that, in March, we will be moving to, well, London! Gosh. Wasn’t in our game plan but an opportunity presented itself and it’s really quite exciting (if very sad to be leaving this amazing country). So, I’d really, really love to win that book!


  3. Yes please! As a keen gardener I would absolutely love this to do a bit of “armchair gardening” over the winter months.


  4. Yes please pop my name in your hat I also love to see more of those gardens that usually afford only a tantalising glimpse as we pass.


  5. I would like to enter the competition for the book of London gardens please, simply because I am nosy and want to see what they are like.
    Thank you


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