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Win a beautiful new border for a marvellous mum

With Mother’s Day is just around the corner at the end of March, what could be a lovelier way of letting your mum know you’re thinking of her all year round, than treating her to a garden mini-makeover? Win a Border in a Box garden border design kit and Burgon & Ball planting and propagation essentials.
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Win a beautiful new border for a marvellous mum


The days are lengthening, the spring flowers are peeking through, and of course, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, at the end of March. What could be a lovelier way of letting your mum know you’re thinking of her all year round, than treating her to a garden mini-makeover?

We’ve got together with our friends at Border in a Box to give away a garden border design kit of your choice. These clever kits provide the inspiration and the horticultural know-how to create a new border from scratch - just add plants! Mum can have a splendid new garden border to enjoy every day. It’s the perfect gift if she dreams of creating a gorgeous, luxuriant swathe of blooms to last the whole season. We’ll also add in a few of our planting and propagation essentials, to get things started.

The Border in a Box design kits have been created to easily and quickly create a professionally-designed border with the wow factor. Retailing at £24.99, each kit contains border designs, a plant list, seeds to scatter between plants to flower from spring through to autumn, and great tips on how to add extra interest to your border, to really put your unique stamp on it.

There are kits for different garden locations, such as Clay, Shady and Sunny. There are different styles, such as Contemporary and Cottage Garden. There’s a Butterflies & Bees scheme, full of pollinator-friendly blooms, and there’s even a Wellbeing design, packed with sensory planting in a calming mauve and cream colour palette. Whatever your mum’s taste, there’s a border here she’ll love.

To make sure there are plenty of plants to go into the gorgeous new border, we’re adding some propagation essentials to the prize. Our cell tray trowels are ideal for working with seeds and seedlings, ready for growing on. Our Paper Pot Maker is a brilliant way to create an endless supply of paper pots from nothing more than old newspapers – ideal if you’re trying to cut down on plastic in the garden. And our wooden labels will help you keep track of what’s growing where, once it’s planted out in the new border.

Of course, it might be that you’re a marvellous mum yourself. In which case, you could suggest that if you supply the Border in a Box kit and the inspiration, your loved ones might like to supply the elbow grease!

It’s the perfect time of year to make a start on a new gardening project, so this year give your mum a gardening gift which will last for years.

Border in a Box design kits make perfect presents for all kinds of occasions. We think they’re an especially great idea as a housewarming gift! Find out more at




How to enter

To win this bundle of gorgeous all-weather gardening gear, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog. Scroll to the bottom of this page to comment (your email address won't be published). You’ll also need to be a subscriber to our monthly email newsletter to be a winner, so if you're not already signed up, fill in your email address in the grey band right at the bottom of this page. You can unsubscribe at any time if you don’t enjoy our monthly updates. And finally, you'll need to join the Border in a Box Garden Lovers' Club (you can do this here) which has its own newsletter, packed with gardening tips, planting ideas and a monthly offer. Again, you can unsubscribe at any time.


Here’s the small print:

Border in a Box Giveaway, 2019

This giveaway is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative is available.  Winners will be chosen at random and the judges’ decision will be final. 1 winner will receive one (1) Border in a Box gift set of your choice; one (1) Burgon & Ball Paper Pot Maker; one (1) pack of Burgon & Ball Essential Tools wooden labels; one (1) pack of Burgon & Ball Essential Tools cell tray trowels;  Giveaway opens at 00:01 on 01/02/2019 and closes at 23:59 on 15/03/2019. 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. One entry per person; entries created by a bot or a service that automatically enters participants are not eligible to win. We draw your attention to our privacy policy here.


  • These ‘Border in a Box’ kits seem like a wonderful idea for making your garden magical. Sadly, my mum is no longer with us but as she loved gardens and all plants and trees, as I do too, I like to do something garden-related in her memory each Mother’s Day. It is a way of remembering positively and practically and if I had a Border in a Box kit it would really help me do that in my garden.

    Catherine Parker on
  • An amazing prize for an amazing Mum.

    Patricia M Shepherd on
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