Win a copy of '100 Plants That Almost Changed the World'

31 May 2013

Chris Beardshaw is an award winning garden designer, television presenter and author. He’s also the designer behind the McCarthy & Stone show garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which takes place on 9th - 14th July.

We have five copies of Chris Beardshaw's latest book to give away. To enter, please click here and complete the form.

Book description

From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies, from Popeye's spinach to the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, Chris takes us on a journey though history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs: the ones that changed the world, the ones that almost did, and the ones that certainly didn't! Ranging from Roman times to present day and even covering future plant-inventions, "100 Plants that almost Changed the World" is a fascinating compendium of stories about the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day. If you have ever wondered why carrots are supposed to help you see in the dark or why we hang fairy lights and decorations on our Christmas trees then this is the book for you - a fun and quirky new volume that offers unique exploration of our planet's most fascinating plants.

You can also buy Chris’s book for £9.74 (RRP £12.99). Call 01273 488 005 quoting code: R4002 (p&p is £2.95 for the first item and £1.95 for each additional item).

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Follow the link and complete the form to be in with a chance of winning a copy. Closing date is 31 August 2013.

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PM Fottles “That would do nicely thank you very much I love his garden style ”

Christine Broadbent “Chris Beardshaw's love of plants came across strongly in his previous TV gardening programmes, making them extremely informative and watchable. I feel certain that this new book, combining plants and history, will be a huge success.”

Mike Nowick “A wealth of knowledge here!”

ann barber “i would like to win as i have just had my garden make over and some off your lovely plants would look nice in my new garden thank you ”

philip gould “just got a gardner for my garden and would help in choseing various plants and tress for my garden ”

Romana Richards “Sounds a great book and fun, too-one that you can dip into on any page and find some interesting fact.”

Keng Tan “I am interested in finding out the history of plants and what the future holds for these plants. ”

Judi Samuels “Ooh.. yes please! :-)”

dusty mears “Looks interesting book”

Scott Clarke “What a fantastic book this would be to win, I love reading and this would be a perfect present from a presenter that I love to watch when he is on TV, Magic mushrooms I've heard of... but Magic Lettuce's now that is something else lol”

Jane French “Always been interested in plants and gardening plus a great admirer of Mr Beardshaw with all of the work he does .”

Jacqueline Plested “Seems a most interesting read”

Alexa Moore “Thank you for entering and good luck.”

CAROL PATTRICK “This wonderful book looks amazing - fingers crossed to win a copy!”

Lizbeth Thomson “great!”

Paul McDowell “a new slant on all the plants we love.”

Jenny rogers “Does Chris come with the book! ”

Alexa Moore “Dear Mrs Josling and Ravi Thank you for your comments on our blog, do compete the entry form by following the link below. All completed entries will be submitted to a free prize draw. Many thanks Alexa”

dusty mears “Looks an interesting read. Tried wining a copy when Chris launched the book :(”

Ravi lal “Please may I have the chance to enter the competition”

Mrs C Josling “please can I enter the competition”

Jacqueline Plested “Great prize”