Win ‘American Gardens’ By Monty Don and Derry Moore

Is it time for a book 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.

Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania ©Derry Moore

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.

Oak Spring, Upperville
Oak Spring, Upperville ©Derry Moore

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 These include unpublished photographs of Bob Hope’s Palm Springs home and garden of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.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.

Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs, California ©Derry Moore

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.

Good Luck!SaveSave


The competition is now closed.  Thanks to everyone for taking part and the winner is Hayley Atkins. Congratulations.

70 thoughts on “Win ‘American Gardens’ By Monty Don and Derry Moore

  1. Loved the tour of American Gardens. My sister lives in Connecticut. We both love gardens and we both love Monty. I’d love to win this book for my sister. Please enter me in the draw (and please pull my name out!)

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  2. Yes please, I would love to enter! I am Australian, and some of this would be directly relevant for my evolving sun-soaked garden, but never fear about addresses as my folks are in the UK. The bonus is that they would get to enjoy it until Covid numbers have gone further down, and travel $$ have gone up.
    Also, thank you for sharing your blog with us all, it has without fail been a delightful, relaxing read, with plenty of beauty to soothe the busy soul 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, Catherine. Your comment about my blog means a lot to me and I’m only sorry it’s grown rather dusty for the past couple of years. And two winners for the price of one, eh? Canny thinking. Good luck. D


  3. I would like to enter your competition please. I do not blog but I spend A LOT of time reading and enjoying all the Six on Saturday’s. A weekly highlight.

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  4. Thank you David, I would like to join the draw please. I have always enjoyed Monty Don’s various garden series – Italy, France, around the world, all truly inspirational. Felicity

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  5. Please enter me in the draw. I saw the series and particularly enjoyed the garden where they just planted round the weeds rather than pulling them up!

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  6. Hi David, haven’t seen the series but would love to enter. Please put my name in the hat! I do love a beautifully photographed gardening book – you can never have too many, right? 😉
    Thank Kate

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  7. Monty Don knows his stuff, plus he’s a total dreamboat—am I allowed to say that? Just kidding…I’m apparently not eligible as my address is in the U.S. which is strange because the book is about American Gardens. Oh, well. 🙂

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    • You’re allowed to say that, Rick. Sorry about the UK postage only rule. It is about American gardens but from an English publisher. If you have an English friend or relative who would be happy to forward to you should you win, please do enter. Best, D


  8. The series was excellent, well worth seeking out. Chanticleer’s perennial lawn was a highlight. Love a copy of my number comes up.


  9. I’d like to enter the competition to win the American Gardens book, please. (I assume it should say above that the competition closes on 4 OCTOBER!). Many thanks. Helen

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