Television gardener Joe Swift

To tie in with our bumper Gardens & Flower Shows feature in our January edition of Group Leisure magazine, we’re giving away a copy of Joe’s Urban Garden Handbook alongside a Great British Garden Revival DVD, both signed by TV gardener Joe Swift.

Joe Swift is one of Britain’s best loved gardeners and TV presenters. He's been gardening since he left school and is a fully-trained garden designer.

But Joe is perhaps best known as one of the main presenters on BBC2’s flagship gardening show Gardeners’ World. He also regularly appears across the BBC’s coverage of RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court, Gardeners’ World Live and Tatton Park flower shows.

Expert advice that you can use

Joe’s Urban Garden Handbook features Joe’s expert advice on how to turn a small outdoor urban space into a place to escape and relax.

It features chapters that take garden enthusiasts through the initial assessment and planning stages, to selecting suitable plants and hard materials, quick makeovers and year-round maintenance to keep your garden looking at its best.

The DVD of Great British Garden Revival, meanwhile, follows the attempts of top garden designers, including Joe, as they try to inspire the nation to save Britain’s rich gardening heritage.

Other presenters in the programme include Monty Don, Carol Klein, Rachel De Thame and Charlie Dimmock.

How to enter

To win both the book and the DVD, answer this question…

At which famous gardening show did Joe Swift win gold?

a)    Chelsea Flower Show
b)    Southport Flower Show
c)    Harrogate Flower Show

Enter online at, or send a postcard with your answer on along with your name, address and telephone number to:

Group Leisure Joe Swift Competition
Yandell Publishing Ltd
PO Box 5116
Milton Keynes
MK15 8ZQ

The deadline for entry is 9th February.