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Paddington 2 is about to be released.. can't wait to see it!   Meantime, here are some Paddington gifts ideas..

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Experience days for Garden Lovers

 
For garden lovers, what about giving them an experience day they'll remember & enjoy?
 
Garden experiences include garden tours in a group as well as simple visits where the lucky recipient can just enjoy strolling through beautiful gardens taking in the sights, or you could give them the chance to have an every day experience in their own garden at home.  
 
So here are some garden gift experiences for home & away!  When you click through to go to ther retailer, please check locations, prices, T&Cs & voucher expiry dates and info specific to the  experience before you buy.
Gardener for the Day at Chester Zoo Gardener for the Day at Chester Zoo, Chester
£150.00 pp
Head to Chester Zoo for a garden experience when you'll join the zoo's qualified and highly skilled gardening team for a day!  There are 125 acres here, and it's a great chance to discover all about the world's rare plants and more!  You'lll work behind the scenes in the glasshouses, where the botanists care for five plant collections of national importance.  You must be over 18.  More info
Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire
£100.00
Enjoy a tour of the Rudding Park Kitchen Garden and lunch at the two AA Rosette Clocktower!   Take a guided tour of Kitchen Garden with its award-winning produce including herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruits. Then sit down to a delightful 3 course lunch at the two AA Rosette awarded Clocktower Restaurant.  Experience three courses from the Menu of the Day and enjoy delicious dishes prepared with ingredients straight from the Garden Kitchen.   Go to Red Letter Days for more info

Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two
£39.00 
Explore Kew Gardens and tuck into a Cream Tea!  Kew Gardens is a 326 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has plant life from around the world, so there's plenty to see and do.  Just some of the things you can have access to are the Royal Kitchens, Palm House, Rose Garden, The Princess of Wales Conservatory (and more!). When it's time for tea, head to the Orangery for a self-service treat of a cream tea.  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more info & to buy this gift
Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip and Visit to Wakehurst Place Botanic Garden for Two

Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip and Visit to Wakehurst Place Botanic Garden for Two, Sussex
£59.00 for two people
Take a trip for two up and down a heritage railway line on The Bluebell Railway and see some beautifully restored steam trains, and also enjoy entry for two to Wakehurst Place which is the country estate of the famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and home to home to the world’s largest seed conservation project.  You will need to get yourself between venues, but what a great day out!  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more info and to buy this gift

Kew Gardens Private Guided Walking Tour for Two Kew Gardens Private Walking Tour for Two, Richmond, Surrey 
Was £100.00, now £85 for visitors from this website
Go on your own private guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for an hour.  After your tour, enjoy the rest of the day exploring the fantastic gardens and buildings.  Kew Gardens has one of the world's largest collections of living plants, so this is a great gift for anyone who loves the natural world.  Click here to buy this gift from Red Letter Days. 
English Country Garden Afternoon Tea for Two

English Country Garden Afternoon Tea for Two
£64.00
Activity Superstore lists this rather different afternoon tea for two in Lichfield, Staffordshire.   Inspired by all things home-grown, the botany-themed fancies are served in flowerpots on a pretty lawn presentation plate.   The English Garden Afternoon tea is served with a palette-cleansing flowering tea.  Eight different flowering teas are available to choose from. And a flute of Prosecco is provided per person!  Go to Activity Superstore for more information

Inspirational Gardens Through the Seasons

Inspirational Gardens Through the Seasons
The National Trust have some beautiful gardening books, giving people the chance to enjoy gardens from their armchair!   Books can give you tremendous inspiration for your own garden, or just the chance to find out more about some of the National Trust's own gardens!  From £3.00.  Find out more

RHS Gift Membership
RHS Gift Membership
£59.00
Available through Virgin Experience Days, this is a great gift for garden lovers!  Membership includes free access to over 175 wonderful gardens in the UK, including the world class Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr. And they can enjoy priorty booking, discounted tickets and quieter Members' Days at RHS Shows.  There's also a free subscription to The Garden monthly magazine, free personalised gardening advice and more besides!  The membership comes in a luxury gift pack, including 2 packets of seeds, a set of 6 luxury postcards and vouchers for a free RHS tote bag, and £5 to spend at RHS Shops.   That's quite a gift!  Click here to go to Virgin Experience Days
 Visit to The British Airways i360 and Borde Hill Gardens for Two  

Visit to The British Airways i360 and Borde Hill Gardens for Two, Sussex
£49.00
Enjoy a 20 minute rotation for two on the amazing British Airways i360 - you can see the Sussex countryside and coastline from 450 feet up in the air!  And stroll through 200 acres of woodland and 17 acres of formal gardens at the stunning Borde Hill Gardens - you need to make your own way between the two venues. Click here for more info and to buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days

Garden Lunch at Swinton Park for Two Garden Lunch at Swinton Park for Two, North Yorkshire
£89
Boasting beautiful gardens, Swinton Park makes a wonderful venue for this experience. The two course lunch is hosted by Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Country Life Gardener of the Year 2001, who gives an insight into her restoration programme of the parkland and walled garden, the history of the design, and her planting scheme. Next is a guided tour of the grounds. Click here to buy this gift from Buy a Gift
Become a Gardener for a Day at The Alnwick Garden Become a Gardener for a Day at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland 
£99.00
Receive expert tuition from a professional Alnwick gardener and develop your green-fingered skills during this half day’s hands-on gardening experience. Once your gardening experience is over you are free to explore the delights this garden has to offer or you can sit back and admire your hard work. You will also receive a beautiful Alnwick Rose to take home as a memento of your day.  Click here to buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days
Behind the Scenes Tour for Two and a Treehouse Lunch at The Alnwick Garden Behind the Scenes Tour for Two and a Treehouse Lunch at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland 
£89.00 
Guided by a member of staff, learn about the incredible engineering which allowed the Belgian deisgners to create the Grand Cascade.  It sees 7260 gallons of water flow through it every minute. Then it's a delicious three course lunch in the Treehouse Lunch at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.  Plus free time to explore the garden.  Click here to buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days 
One Night Break at Stoberry House and Gardens

One Night Break at Stoberry House and Gardens
£99.00
Set within 26 acres of picturesque parkland and beautiful gardens in Somerset, enjoy a relaxing overnight break for two at Stoberry House. This idyllic rural retreat boasts panoramic views over the historic City of Wells and the Vale of Avalon, and you’ll discover classic countryside charm as you spend a night in the hotel's luxurious Aeonium room. A true indulgence, you'll receive a welcome tea with Stoberry flapjacks upon arrival, as well as a continental breakfast in the morning.  Find out more from Buy a Gift

Eden Project Private Guided Rainforest Tour for Two Eden Project Guided Rainforest Tour for Two, Cornwall
£115.00
Treat your loved ones to a Private Guided Rainforest Tour for Two at the Eden Project.  Enjoy a private guided tour of the largest indoor rainforest. Discover how rainforests keep us alive and how to help conserve them. Find a smallholding which grows cocoa for chocolate, compare the Malaysian garden to native British gardens and look out for the huge trading ship.  The tour lasts 90 minutes, and then you can explore the rest of the Eden Project biomes and gardens.  Click here to buy this gift from Red Letter Days
 Send a tree!

Send them a Tree!
If you're reading this title and trying to imagine an oak tree or wild cherry fitting through your letter box, fear not.  Tree2mydoor.com is a green gift company which sends out a range of trees as gifts, from native Oak Trees to Bay Trees and Lemon Trees.  You can search out a suitable tree with their helpful Find a Tree by location e.g. balcony, patio, large garden, conservatory etc.  Your loved one can have the experience of watching your tree grow over the years and, if you choose a fruit tree, they can enjoy the fruit as well!  Visit Tree2mydoor.com here.


 
 
 

 

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