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Glorious Gardens Photo Competition

Take part in our Glorious Gardens photo competition, show off your garden and help us raise vital funds for our veterans!  

We have an esteemed panel of judges comprising TV presenter, Nicki Chapman, and top UK gardeners, Martyn Cox and Darren Rudge, the ‘Laughing Gardener’.

There are four categories to enter, so there’s something for everyone!

Categories are:

Best Front Garden
Best Back Garden
Best Container/Balcony
Best Allotment/Vegetable Plot

Entry is £5 per category, and you can enter as many as you like! Just send us your photos of your garden and we will display them in our special gallery. The photos will then be considered by our judges.

Closing date: 11:59pm on Friday 28 August; winners will be announced on Monday 1 September.


Each category prize winner will receive a Garden Essential Toolkit and other garden sundries. In addition, the overall winner will win a one-off engraved spade.

Gardening Essential Tools Kit


Thank you to Draper Tools, B&Q and Roundstone Farm Shop for their very generous donations.


To enter…

Simply complete the form below (scroll past the Judges) and then email your photos to

See also…

Photography Hint & Tips

Competition Terms & Conditions


Nikki Chapman is an English television presenter, talent show judge and public relations agent who previously worked in the British pop music industry. She has been a judge on the reality TV shows Popstars and Pop Idol and she has fronted a number of lifestyle and current affairs programmes for the BBC and ITV including Holiday, BBC Breakfast News, Holidays at Home, The Morning Show, Sunday Style, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Castle in the Country, Escape to the Sun, City Hospital, Holiday Ten Best and others.

Martyn Cox is a very keen and knowledgeable gardener, trained in horticulture and earned his stripes working hands-on at a plant nursery. Martyn has now written ten books and has been the gardening correspondent for the Mail of Sunday for over a decade. These days he now writes books for the RHS and other publishers. He was features editor on Gardeners’ World Magazine and has worked on many other gardening magazines and publications before becoming a freelance writer, contributor, consultant and presenter. He has spoken on most BBC local radio stations, appeared as a pundit on BBC TV news and was the gardening expert on a series of Channel 4’s Superscrimpers. He is currently a gardening guest expert on QVC shopping TV channel.

Darren Rudge, also known as ’the laughing gardener’, has been a BBC radio presenter/broadcaster for over 15 years. His tips and advice can be heard on BBC Radio West Midlands, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and BBC Oxford. His career has spanned more than thirty years as a horticultural lecturer, assistant director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, garden writer and garden designer being the winner of several RHS show garden medals including gold and best in show awards.


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