We all love our gardens. Each garden is special, whether it’s a generous expanse of greenery, or a compact courtyard. Even if your gardening space is a balcony or window box, or if you’re an indoor gardener, you can enjoy the sense of calm, the appreciation of beauty and the simple joy that gardening brings.
And of course it’s lovely to be able to share the fruits of our labours. But because we can’t all open our gardens for the National Garden Scheme, we thought it would be nice to create a way for gardeners to share their gardens here, on the Burgon & Ball website.
During the gardening season, we run a Garden of the Month competition. Each month we enjoy looking through the pictures you send us, and we post the best three on our homepage, for everyone to enjoy! And even better, our favourite image each month wins a gorgeous gardening prize: a very special limited edition RHS-endorsed trophy trowel, proudly engraved with the 'Burgon & Ball Garden of the Month' crest.
At Christmas though, with most gardens slumbering under a layer of frost - or even just a bit damp, drab and dreary - we thought we’d take the opportunity to up the ante. To get us all looking forward to a great year of gardening ahead, pick out your best gardening pics from this year and send it to us on social media, tagging us using @burgonandball.
The best gardening pic of 2018 will win a choice of gorgeous gardening prize, both with a value of just over £80. You can choose either the Avid Allotmenteer bundle, which includes some of our best-selling grow-your-own favourites:* Japanese Razor Hoe
* Weed Slice
* RHS-Endorsed Professional Bypass Secateur
* Allotmenteer Mug
Or you might plump for the Gorgeous Gardener pack, which will help you nurture your own personal green oasis in style:* RHS-Endorsed Mid Handled Trowel
* RHS-Endorsed Mid Handled Fork
* Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball secateur
* Wonder Weed Puller
To enter, you might choose to post a photo which sums up a season, a new gardening project, or a truly spectacular bloom that you'd like to put in the spotlight. Gorgeous sheds, towering sunflowers, cosy corners to enjoy a glass of something cold, a single stunning rose, a super-stylish windowsill of succulents, a swathe of poppies, a wild visitor to your garden… we’d love to see your 2018 garden life!
It's easy to send us your photo - we’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as Pinterest and YouTube – and you'll need to follow us on a social media feed to win. Just look out for @burgonandball. We’ll share some of your images on social media over the Christmas break, and also feature a selection on our homepage in the early months of 2019. You have until New Year’s Day to tag us in your photos, and we’ll pick a winner on 2 January 2019.
So why not share your beautiful garden on social media, tagging us @burgonandball – you might see your photo on our site, and win a lovely bundle of gardening goodies to get your 2019 garden off to a flying start!
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.
Here's the small print:
This giveaway is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative is available. Winner must follow @burgonandball on a minimum of one social media feed. The judges’ decision will be final. One winner will receive one prize pack, consisting of either: Japanese Razor Hoe, Weed Slice, RHS-Endorsed Professional Bypass Secateur & Allotmenteer Mug; or RHS-Endorsed Mid Handled Trowel, RHS-Endorsed Mid Handled Fork, Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball secateurs & Wonder Weed Puller. Giveaway opens at 18:30 on 27/12/2018 and closes at 23:59 on 01/01/2019. Winners will be contacted by Burgon & Ball shortly after the closing date. Employees of Burgon & Ball and their family members aren’t eligible to win. Entrants may enter multiple times; entries created by a bot or a service that automatically enters participants are not eligible to win.