AUTUMN IS HERE. To get us all off to a positive start, it’s time for the first Gardening Against The Odds giveaway.


The gardening book of the year is indisputably Sue Stuart-Smith’s THE WELL GARDENED MIND. An international best seller, it’s getting readers all over the world thinking about what gardening means to them, why they do it and how it can transform lives.


“The wisest book I’ve read for many years. Hugely recommended” Stephen Fry. “I urge everyone to read it” Monty Don.


We are delighted that Sue has given us a signed copy of THE WELL GARDENED MIND, which we’re giving away to the best lockdown GATO story.




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MOST IMPORTANT. Tell us your favourite story of Gardening Against The Odds in the lockdown. Perhaps it’s yours or maybe you’ve seen something that lifted spirits, brightened up the area and encouraged others to take up their trowels and have a go, even if their only growing space is a doorstep or windowsill. We’d love to hear from first timers as well as seasoned gardeners.


Send it with a picture and a few explanatory words to by midnight on Monday 12 OCTOBER and you’ll have a chance of winning this very special prize.


The Gardening Against The Odds team will choose the winner and let them know by Friday 16 October. Good luck!


Find out more about GATO here.