Fine Gardening’s Spring 2023 “Get Gardening” sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES

Fine Gardening’s Spring 2023 “Get Gardening” sweepstakes




To enter or win a prize in Fine Gardening’s Spring 2023 “Get Gardening” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) you must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and not be an employee or contractor (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of The Taunton Press, Inc., publisher of Fine Gardening® magazine (an “Entrant”).  Void where prohibited by law.

Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are mechanically reproduced, forged, falsified, altered, or tampered with in any way. Entrants must abide by these Official Rules (the “Rules”), and by entering this Sweepstakes you agree to adhere to the terms, policies and guidelines described in these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.


Post entries for the Sweepstakes between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2023 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 27, 2023 (the “Entry Period”). To be valid, entries must be posted during the Entry Period. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.


  • Follow FINE GARDENING’S INSTAGRAM profile, @finegardening on IG, (
  • Comment below on the “GET GARDENING” post with your goal for your garden this year.
  • And share the “GET GARDENING” post to your Instagram story.


Twenty-three (23) qualified Entrants will be awarded a 1-year membership to Fine Gardening (the “Prize”), which includes the following:

  • Regional Specific Gardening Advice – ALL ACCESS members enjoy North American region-specific information plus seasonal advice, including NEW Members-only content created by local experts.
  • Video Tutorials – Improve your techniques with the Fine Gardening video library featuring video advice and how-to tips.
  • In-Depth Articles – Read articles from 30 years of Fine Gardening magazine.
  • Planting Plans and Container Designs – Learn the principles that make the designs come together.
  • Propagation and Maintenance Techniques – Videos and step-by-step guides to get your garden growing.
  • Plant Close-Ups – Organized by cultural conditions and genus.
  • Plant Trial Results – Find out which plants succeeded and which failed when botanical gardens put them to the test.
  • Pest Management Tactics – Science based, low-impact solutions.
  • Digital Magazine – Access Fine Gardening magazine on your computer or tablet.
  • Members Only Exclusive Monthly Newsletter – Filled with helpful articles, tips, videos, and more!

The approximate retail value (ARV) of each Prize is US $ 39.95.


On or about March 28, 2023, twenty-three (23) potential winners will be chosen by random selection and notified by an Instagram direct message. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.


A potential winner must respond to Fine Gardening within five (5) days of notification via direct message on the Instagram account used to enter and provide their email address. A Declaration of Eligibility and Liability Publicity Release Form (the “Form”) will be emailed to the potential winner who must sign and return the Form within five (5) additional days after receiving Form, or their prize may be forfeited. Winner will also be required to provide proof of age by submitting a photo ID. If the documentation submitted verifies that the potential winner is eligible to win the Prize, according to the Rules, he/she will be deemed a “Winner,” and Fine Gardening Customer Service will contact them to set up a free 1-year Fine Gardening membership.

By accepting a prize, a Winner agrees and consents to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, email address, mailing address, statements about the Sweepstakes and Fine Gardening, and photographs or other likenesses, without further compensation, notification, or permission in any publicity or advertising carried out by Sponsor or any related entities in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed, including the internet, without territorial or time limitation, except where prohibited by law.


No substitution, exchange or transfer of any prize is allowed by any Winner. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize for one of equal or greater value.


Personal Information (name, phone number, and email address) collected from Entrant as part of this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy:


The Taunton Press, publisher of FINE GARDENING® magazine and, 63 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470  USA;


Sponsor is not responsible for entries not received due to unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions, or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic, or otherwise. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes should fraud, virus, technical problem or other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Sweepstakes. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, Entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.


By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its officers, directors, owners, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by Entrants or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes, as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity.


You may write to Fine Gardening at [email protected] no later than May 28, 2023 and request the names of the Sweepstakes Winners.




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