Is it time for a gook giveaway? I think so.
‘American Gardens’ by Monty Don and Derry Moore is published today, with an RRP of £35.00. Here’s your chance to win a copy courtesy of your quite friendly, neighbourhood Anxious Gardener.
If you didn’t watch the TV series, the press release explains all you need to know about this beautiful book:
For years, Britain’s much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and culture. Now, he travels across America with celebrated photographer Derry Moore to trace the fascinating histories of outdoor spaces which epitomize or redefine the American garden. In the book, which complements the BBC television series, they look at a variety of gardens and outdoor spaces at the centre of American history including the slave garden at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate, Longwood Gardens in Delaware, and Middleton Place in South Carolina.
Together Monty & Derry visit verdant oases designed by modernist architects such as Richard Neutra. They delve into urban outdoor spaces, looking at New York City’s Central Park, Lurie Garden at the southern end of Millennium Park in Chicago, and the Seattle Spheres.
Derry Moore gives his unique perspective on gardens across the United States, including several not featured in the TV series. These include unpublished photographs of Bob Hope’s Palm Springs home and garden of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring luscious photography and Don’s engaging commentary, this book will leave you with a richer understanding of how America’s most important gardens came to be designed.
Interested? Well, if so enter the prize draw by simply:
saying that you want to enter in the “Any Thoughts” box below
er, that’s it.
Please note that the prize can only be posted to a UK postal address.
The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 4th October 2020.
I’ll draw a name from this very hat, contact the winner and add the result to the bottom of this post.