Love visiting gardens?
I am a fan of the money saving expert who has shared the following in his newsletter:
It’s back again this year… Buy May’s BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine (£4.75, out until Mon 29 May) and you’ll get a card for 2for1 adult entry to 398 UK gardens (the rest are in ROI), valid until 12 Apr 2018.
Once you’ve got the card, simply turn up at any of the gardens listed. You can use it as many times as you like, but even if you visited just one garden costing more than £4.75 – which most gardens we found were – it’s worth buying the magazine if you’re going to be visiting with someone else.
One of the biggest savings is a 2for1 at Eden Project (Cornwall), which normally costs up to £27.50 for a full-price adult ticket on the day. Some of the other gardens in the offer include:
- Kew Gardens, Surrey – norm up to £15 for an adult ticket.
- Sudeley Castle Gardens, Gloucestershire – norm up to £14.95 for an adult ticket.
- Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Isle of Arran – norm up to £12.50 for an adult ticket.
- Powis Castle & Garden, Powys – norm up to £12.50 for an adult ticket.
If you’re taking kids it’s important to note that while this is 2for1 on two adult tickets, BBC Gardeners’ World says it’s down to the individual garden if it’ll accept a child as the second ticketholder, so it’ll be worth asking at those gardens that charge a significant amount for kids’ tickets.
Going on your own? Get up to 50% off
152 of these gardens also give up to 50% off adult individual tickets with the same card – see the magazine guide or Gardeners’ World website for details.
Get gloves and seeds too with more expensive £6.25 mag
There’s also a more expensive bumper version of the same magazine out at Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose as well as Wyevale garden centres (subject to availability). You’ll get the pass to get 2for1 or up to 50% off PLUS on the cover you’ll find Briers ‘Seed and Weed’ gloves, which Gardeners’ World says are worth £3.99, and six packets of seeds worth £14.75.
The seeds differ by supermarket (see ‘more info’ below for what you’ll get).