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Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend at Olive & Sage.


If lockdown has taught us anything it’s that our gardens are vital to our wellbeing. They’ve acted as personal haven, a connection to the natural world, and a reminder that simple pleasures are ones worth valuing.

So how’s your garden looking? With three months enforced home time, and beautiful weather for much of the time, lawns, patios, vistas and pergolas across the land are looking better than ever – and we think that’s cause for celebration!

Which is why we’re thrilled to introduce our the first ever Muddy Stilettos Lockdown Gardens in Bloom Instagram competition, in partnership with gorgeous gardens and homewares online boutique Olive & Sage.

Entering is easy-peasy – simply follow Muddy Stilettos and Olive & Sage, snap a picture of your space for Instagram and add one of our Muddy hashtags for the chance to win a slice of the £1000 prize pot to spend online at Olive & Sage.

The Top 10 most ‘liked’ pictures in each of our categories (don’t be modest, enter as many as you like!) will be shortlisted and judged by our expert panel including BBC gardener Toby Buckland, author of The Five Minute Garden Laetitia Maklouf and Muddy’s Ed-in-Chief Hero Brown, so get your family and friends to like, share and shout about your snaps on social media. The winner of each category will receive £100, plus a STAR PRIZE of an extra £500 for the overall winning photograph.



Show us your slabs (or deck!). From a hidden spot in the corner of your garden to a pizza oven station or a place for alfresco family meals, we want to see how you’ve pimped your patio for summer fun.

Upload your picture to #MuddyPatio on Instagram here


Up-cycled garden furniture, floral creations, DIY planters, birdhouses, sculptures and anything else totally brilliant we haven’t thought of!

Upload your picture to #MuddyProject on Instagram here


Sipping cocktails or a fragrant G&T in the garden at sunset is a summer sensation – show us how you do it!

Upload your picture to #MuddySundowner on Instagram here


Veggies so good they rival your local farm shop? Snap your vegetable patch and the fruits (yep, they count too) of your labour.

Upload your picture to #MuddyVegPatch on Instagram here


We’re looking for beautiful blooms, hedgerows and colourful creations – the brighter the better!

Upload your picture to #MuddyColour on Instagram here

Think your garden has what it takes to nab the top spot? Enter on Instagram now – and quick – while the sun’s still out to snap that perfect photograph.

Terms & Conditions

  • Competition closes on 31 Jul 2020
  • Winners will be contacted via Instagram and have 48 hours to accept their prize
  • Entrants must be 18+
  • The winner of each category will receive a £100 voucher to spend online at Olive & Sage. The overall winner will receive a further £500
  • Voucher’s last for 12 months
  • Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash
  • The judges’ decision is final
  • By entering the competition you give Muddy Stilettos permissions to use and share your photographs.

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