gnomes in the snow

It’s the season of minced pies, open fires and too much mulled wine. Winter is back and oh, how we’ve missed it.

The days may be shorter and considerably colder, but there’s no denying that it’s a wonderful time to be outdoors. With that in mind, we’re calling on all of you gardening bloggers, or those of you who just love spending time outside, to tell us about your winter gardens.

Here at Rattan Direct, we believe that your garden should be enjoyed all year round, not just in the summer. Our lovely guest bloggers have previously written about making the most of your outdoor space during the cold months or how to turn your conservatory into a snug.

Of course, to fully enjoy the benefits of your garden during the colder months, you’ll need to stay warm. What you really need is a patio heater.

You could be in with the chance of winning a fantastic Silver Sahara Patio Heater with our new and exciting competition.

The Silver Sahara Patio Heater

Patio Heater - Sahara - Silver

How to Enter the Competition

To enter, all you have to do is write a blog post about your winter garden.

What you decide to write about and how much you write is completely up to you! Will you be spending much time in the garden or will you be admiring the view from your conservatory?

Do you have any top tips for creating a bit of festive cheer in your garden? Do you try to get out and about in the garden during the winter months? Maybe you’re planning to plant some winter flowers. You could even be thinking about making your own cosy snug. Whatever your plans, we want to hear about them.

The competition will run from December 1st to January 31st, so you’ll have the whole of winter to get your entry in to us. Our independent panel of judges will pick the best post on the week commencing February 1st 2016. The winner will then be announced shortly after.

Take a look at our full list of terms and conditions below before entering. Best of luck!


Competition Terms

  1. Competition entries are valid from 9am on 1st December 2015 and the competition closes at 23:59 on 31st January 2016. No entries will be accepted after this time.
  1. To enter, participants should write a blog about their winter gardens. Then email the link to their post to [email protected]
  1. By entering the competition you give Rattan Direct permission to use your entry for marketing purposes. This includes including but not limited to announcing the winners name and rights to image or video use.
  1. There is one prize – patio heater (Sahara - Silver) with free delivery
  1. The prize is not transferable.
  1. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
  1. Only one entry allowed per individual.
  1. The winner’s name will be available on request.
  1. The winner must provide an email address to allow Rattan Direct and its agency to contact them with regards to this competition.
  1. The prize draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over, and they will need access to the internet to enter.
  1. The best post will be the winner, judged by an independent panel of judges selected by Rattan Direct and its Marketing agency, on the week commencing 1st February 2016.
  1. The decision of the judges is final
  1. Employees of Rattan Direct and associated group companies are excluded from participation in this competition.
  1. Rattan Direct reserves the right to amend the terms of the competition at any time.