Stand a chance to win a voucher from Stodels Garden Centres and help someone you love get their garden growing.

Cape Town - There are enough studies to show that gardening is good for your health and psychological well-being. It is calming, increases positive emotions, improves the general quality of life in urban settings, creates pride in the community, reduces violence and is of course, a healthy activity. Not to mention giving a sense of purpose to the elderly and an outlet to creativity.

From humble beginnings, Stodels Garden Centres have developed into a household name in gardening, dedicated to people who love their gardens. 

They pride themselves on providing customers with excellent service, top quality products at affordable prices and most importantly highly skilled horticulturists to assist our customers in creating the best garden possible, regardless of whether they are green-fingered or not.

Stand a chance to win a voucher from Stodels and help someone you love get their garden growing - whether it’s to grow herbs and veg, to attract birds to the garden or just have a beautiful space.

How to enter:

Tell us who you love and why. The IOL team is passionate about news for the heart of South Africa and we want to hear about who holds your heart. Whether it's the love of your life, your BFF, your cat, your mom, your boss or your second-removed cousin on your grandmother's side, we want to know why you appreciate them so much.

If you are our pick for best story of the day, you will win one of our amazing prizes, which includes a gift voucher from Stodels, and be entered into our grand prize draw sponsored by Protea Hotels by Marriott. 

Whether it's an urban escape, going off the beaten track or a romantic seaside soiree you’re after, Protea Hotels by Marriott has just what you're looking for. Visit  protea.marriott.com/valentines-day for some unbelievable couple's experiences and imagine the possibilities this Valentine’s month.  

So send an email to [email protected] telling us your #MyHeart story.

You can also DM us on Facebook or Twitter, or tag us on Instagram.

Or download our app on Android or IOS and use our MOJO feature to send us your entry.

TIP: The more words the better, and if you have pics and videos, you can send that too. 

The competition runs from February 1 to 28.

Winners will be notified by March 1.

Winners will be notified by email or phone, so please send us your contact details with your entry.

Competition Rules:

Selected story entries, pictures and videos will be published on iol.co.za and our social media pages. The winners' names will be published on our website and social media pages.

Your privacy is important to us. When you enter a competition with us, we ask for your name, email address and mobile number. We use email addresses to notify winners to let them know they have won a prize. We use the mobile numbers provided in order to contact the winner and for prize delivery.

Competitions are only open to people residing in South Africa.

Employees of Independent Media, the sponsors & their agents, or any company associated with the competition & their immediate families are not eligible to enter. • Prizes are not redeemable for cash. •  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. •  Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. • The entrant accepts that entry to the competition does not constitute a contract or any form of legal commitment between the entrant and IOL.