5 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Five last minute gift ideas for the gardeners in your life! Get inspired by the following (but hurry up, Christmas is nearly here!…)

Attracting the Bees


A packet of wildflower seeds is an ideal stocking filler for children and adults alike. As well as giving some spring colour to look forward to, you will be playing a part in sustaining our insect population.

Why not try Bee Mix Seed Balls – which contain a 1000 native bee friendly seeds including Foxglove, Cornflower, Red Clover and Birdsport.

Give an RHS Membership


A year’s membership of the RHS (Royal Horticulture Society) makes a thoughtful gift, if a bit on the expensive side. This is a present that keeps giving as you enjoy visits throughout the year to inspiring venues across the UK such as RHS Wisley in Surrey – which is definitely on my to do list over the festive holidays!

An individual membership starts at just under £50 a year; joint membership costs around £70. Members also gain exclusive access to RHS shows throughout the year.

Buy a Tree


Buy a tree as a present this Christmas and support the movement for a greener planet.

My favourite varieties for a medium sized garden are the Silver Birch and the Copper Beech. The Silver Birch is a striking deciduous tree whose bark is white all year round and grows to a height of 30m, whilst the Copper Beech provides a deep purple colour turning a rich copper in autumn and if clipped doesn’t shed its leaves.

Barcham is the ‘go-to’ place for mature trees, but if you’re on a tight budget, the Woodland Trust supply saplings for some varieties.

Support your local Garden Centre


A gift voucher from your local garden centre could be the solution for that hard to buy friend or relative.

As well as supporting a business in your area, garden centres are full of interesting goodies to choose from aside from their obvious horticultural offerings and most have very good cafes too!

Find a Good Read


Gardening books are a present that always go down well in my family! You will not be disappointed with the RHSGardening through the Year’ by Ian Spence – an extensive month by month of planning instructions and inspiration.

A book on my wish list this year is Monty Don’s ‘Down to Earth’ – not only great on practical advice but makes for a good read too so maybe one for a novice gardener. Another interesting read is Veg in one bed’ by Huw Richards, a comprehensive look at how ‘to grow an abundance of food’ even in the smallest of spaces.

 

Image Credits: freestocks.org (via Pexels), Tejvan Pettinger, Herry Lawford, judy dean, Ronald Saunders, Kaarina Dillabough.

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