Experience days for Garden Lovers
For garden lovers, what about giving them an experience day they'll remember & enjoy? Garden experiences could include garden tours in a group or simple visits where the lucky recipient can just enjoy strolling through beautiful gardens taking in the sights.
So here are some garden gift experiences. When you click through to go to the retailer, please check locations, prices, T&Cs & voucher expiry dates and info specific to the experience before you buy.
Treat them to tickets to an RHS Flower Show!
|Kew Gardens Private Guilded Walking Tour and Admission for Two |
Embark on a private guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Spend an hour with a guide, and then you can spend the rest of the day exploring Kew's beautiful gardens and iconic listed. buildings. Kew has one of the world's largest collections of living plants so this is a great day out. Buy this gift experience from Red Letter Days
|Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two, Richmond |
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!). Then head to the Orangery for a self-service treat of a cream tea. Available from Virgin Experience Days
Give an RHS Gift Membership
Check out TravelZoo - they've got great deals on entry to gardens (and often the homes or country estates as well). You'll find the deals for gardens under their Entertainment and Activities section and you can get some incredible offers. Dig to unearth great garden entry deals here and keep digging deeper down the page.
|Garden Breaks from Great Little Breaks |
Great Little Breaks have a number of garden breaks. There's Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, RHS Harlow Carr, Chatsworth House & Gardens, Tatton Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Kew Gardens, Blenham Palace, RHS Rosemoor or Castle Hill Gardens and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. As a general rule, breaks include tickets to the gardens and 1 or 2 nights' accommodation and dinner or tea depending on the venue you choose. Visit Great Little Breaks here
|Gardener for the Day at Chester Zoo, Chester |
Head to Chester Zoo for a garden experience when you'll join the zoo's qualified and highly skilled gardening team for a day! You'll 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
National Botanic Garden of Wales Visit for Two, Carmarthenshire
Visit to Kew Gardens with Afternoon Tea at The Botanical for Two
|Become a Gardener for a Day at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland |
Receive expert tuition from a professional Alnwick gardener and develop your green-fingered skills during this half day’s hands-on gardening experience. Afterwards, explore the delights this garden has to offer. 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
|Terrarium Workshop with Prosecco, London |
£60.00 for one
This is a workshop with a bit of a difference - the expert florist will give you a talk full of information about terrariums - how to design the little garden, the soil, the drainage, how to get your plants thriving, plus aftercare and tips to keep them healthy. Then rollup your sleeves and dig in to make a terrarium of your own! Enjoy a glass of Prosecco, too! Available from Virgin Experience Days
Bee Keeping in Kent
Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire
|Afternoon Tea with Garden Entry for Two at The Salutation, Kent |
Was £60, now £44
The Salutation was designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1911. There are 3.7 acres of beautiful gardens and they divide into symmetrical "rooms", each with a purpose. They have an interesting mix of heirloom, rare and drought-tolerant plants which create longer seasons of interest. This gift experience includes entry to the gardens and an Afternoon Tea for two. Available from Buy a Gift
Visit to The British Airways i360 and Borde Hill Gardens for Two, Sussex
|Behind the Scenes Tour for Two and a Treehouse Lunch at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland |
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 with free time to explore the garden. Available from Virgin Experience Days
One Night Break at Stoberry House and Gardens
|Give them a gardening magazine subscription! |
OK, so this isn't a garden experience a such - but there are some wonderful gardening magazines about now, which have great advice and information about gardens, such as how to make the most of your garden. Some have a special focus on grow your own, others on design - there's plenty to choose from. Go to isubscribe.co.uk and you'll see some garden magazines with great offers! Dig your way to isubscribe.co.uk here
Send them a Tree!
Judith Glover, Garden Days A4 Family Planner 2020