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!

Treat them to tickets to an RHS Flower Show!
The RHS Flower Shows are world famous - RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court, RHS Tatton Park, RHS Cardiff, RHS Malvern Spring (and Autumn), RHS Chatsworth (that one's very new).  And a flower show makes for a great day out - it's a fantastic way to get inspired for your own garden, to pick up lots of tips, do tons of shopping (who can resist) and spend time with a loved one.  Treat someone you love to tickets - you can buy tickets for 2020 RHS flower shows from the RHS website here (RHS member get reduced ticket prices) 

Kew Gardens Private Guilded Walking Tour and Admission for Two 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 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

Give an RHS Gift Membership
Members receive The Garden Magazine every month and they can get advice from a team of horticultural experts either face-to-face or via post, phone or email, and enjoy quieter days at events.  There's unlimited access to the 4 RHS Gardens; Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr, where you can bring a family guest for free.  Members can also explore more than 195 delightful RHS Partner Gardens across the UK and overseas for free during selected periods.  There are different types of membership, and all memberships help the RHS continue its work caring for their gardens, inspiring gardeners and running community campaigns and projects.  Give a Gift Membership here. 

Check out TravelZoo for great offers on entry to gardens

If you're looking for a visit to a garden for a day...

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 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 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!  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

National Botanic Garden of Wales Visit for Two, Carmarthenshire
There are all sorts of gardens you can visit, from botanical gardens to wildflower gardens, each with their own distinct look and style.  Available from Activity Superstore

Visit to Kew Gardens with Afternoon Tea at The Botanical for Two

Visit to Kew Gardens with Afternoon Tea at The Botanical for Two
This is a perfect experience for anyone who loves history and nature, with a stroll around the stunning Kew Gardens and one of three afternoon teas for two on the on-site Botanical Restaurant - choose from traditional, vegetarian or gardener's afternoon tea!  Available from Virgin Experience Days.

Become a Gardener for a Day at The Alnwick Garden 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 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

Bee Keeping in Kent
From £65.00
Learn all about keeping bees in the Garden of England!  Choose from a half day or full day, and discover what the inside of a hive looks like and discover how the colony works together as an efficient team.  Available from Into the Blue

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for two at Rudding Park Yorkshire

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire
Take a guided tour of wonderful Kitchen Garden with its award-winning produce such as  herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruits. Then tuck into a mouthwatering three-course lunch at the two AA Rosette awarded Clocktower Restaurant!   Buy this gift from Red Letter Days

Afternoon Tea with Garden Entry for Two at The Salutation 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  

Visit to The British Airways i360 and Borde Hill Gardens for Two, Sussex
Enjoy a 20 minute rotation for two on the amazing British Airways i360 and see the Sussex countryside and coastline from 450 feet up in the air!  Then 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. Available 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 
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

One Night Break at Stoberry House and Gardens
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.  You'll receive a welcome tea with Stoberry flapjacks upon arrival, with a continental breakfast in the morning.  Available from Buy a Gift

BBC Gardeners World 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 a tree!

Send them a Tree!
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.

Judith Glover, Garden Days A4 Family Planner 2020

Judith Glover, Garden Days A4 Family Planner 2020
OK, so this isn't an experience day as such - but it's a lovely gift for garden lovers.  Each page includes a week-to-view format with 5 columns and weekly gardening tips, as well as a space for special notes.  I've got one of her calendars for 2019 and I love it! This is available from the CalendarClub.co.uk