Maintaining a beautiful garden takes a lot of work and personal effort, so it makes sense that any gift you’re likely to buy for your favourite gardener will help reward them for all that effort.
We have researched the best gardening-themed gifts, looking at areas such as quality, practicality and value for money. Those special people who plant a garden and give it all the care it needs to flourish deserve something for themselves – whether it is some essential hand cream or a guide to growing houseplants.
One area of huge interest to those interested in the outside world is the subject of bees. Our ‘Planting for Honey Bees’ book by Sarah Wyndham Lewis is perfect for those who want to encourage these insects into their gardens.
She says that of the 25,000 known species of bee worldwide, only seven species are honeybees, and the shrinking of green spaces has placed them in danger.
Planting for Honeybees shows how you can help these delightful pollinators to flourish by creating a habitat for them. No matter how small or large the space, from a window ledge in the city to a country garden, the author offers practical advice on which plants to grow, and when and where to plant them.
For those who also like to bring nature indoors, the ‘Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Houseplants’ has a wealth of information.
Which are delicate and which indestructible? – The book shows how to find the right home for plants and the right plants for the home. A beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, combining exquisite botanical illustrations with practical indoor projects, it offers information on over 75 life-changing plants and 12 home-transforming projects.
Each project is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs and demonstrates the benefits of all common house plants and how to care and curate them in the home. It includes cacti, succulents, bromeliads including air plants, foliage house plants, flowering house plants, and house plants for scent and air freshening.
For those who like to relax after a day out in the garden may enjoy this 1,000 piece ‘Wellies and Wheelbarrows’ jigsaw from Gibson’s, which is made from 100% recycled puzzle board.
It is bound to test the brain cells with its colourful illustration from Val Goldfinch and whoever gets this gift will be among many highly valued customers including the England Rugby Team, singer Anne-Marie and even Queen Elizabeth II herself!
Founded in 1919, Gibson commission artists from across Europe and the US to provide illustrated imagery and all the new jigsaw puzzles have images contained inside the box.
For those who have been toiling the soil, some time relaxing and looking after themselves is well-deserved. Choose some special hand cream collections, lavender scented drawer liners or some garden-themed gin and chocolates to make them feel really special.
You don’t have to do anything other than choose the items you wish to send and soon your friend or family member will be thanking you for being so thoughtful with your gift.
If you spend over £35 with Parsley Box then delivery is free – meaning your present will go straight to the recipient’s door easily and speedily.
So why not take the hassle out of present buying for your gardening friends and order something from our gift catalogue today?