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Win an exclusive experience at Munstead Wood

View of the wide side of Munstead Wood in Surrey
Munstead Wood, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Enter our members-only competition to be in with a chance of winning an exclusive experience at Munstead Wood in Surrey, the former home of garden designer Gertrude Jekyll. It’s not yet open to the public, so you’d be one of the first to visit.

This Grade I-listed home and garden has been in our care since April 2023. The competition winner will have the opportunity to be one of the first to explore the garden as part of the private visit and guided tour with Head Gardener Annabel Watts.

Gertrude Jekyll had a significant influence on garden design during her time at Munstead Wood from the 1890s to 1932, where she transformed horticultural practice and inspired others to become gardeners. She experimented with design styles, colour schemes and collaborated with architect Sir Edwin Lutyens to create formal paths, walls and a pond.

The prize

This member-exclusive prize package includes:

  • a private visit to Munstead Wood in Surrey on Tuesday 4 June 2024 with the head gardener, who's cared for the garden for the last 20 years
  • a behind-the-scenes tour of the original glasshouses with a talk about plant propagation and research
  • a cream tea in the grounds of Munstead Wood
  • a copy of our new book Garden Heaven by Vanessa Berridge after its release on 9 May 2024
  • a selection of gardening tools from our retail range
  • a £50 National Trust gift card to spend online or in store.

Five runners-up will each receive a copy of our new book Garden Heaven by Vanessa Berridge after its release on 9 May 2024.

How to enter

To enter the members-only competition, please answer the following question:

Which yellow, trumpet-shaped flower is commonly seen in the UK from February to May?

Email your answer to on or before 23.59 on Sunday 3 March 2024, with 'National Trust Munstead Wood Competition' as the subject line. Please also include your full name, postcode, email address and membership number.

To enter this competition, you must be a National Trust member. The experience will take place on Tuesday 4 June 2024.

Full terms and conditions apply.

Front view of a greenhouse made of brick and glass from Munstead Wood in Surrey
A greenhouse at Munstead Wood, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Hugh Mothersole

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