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Gardens to visit

For garden lovers, what about giving them the opportunity to visit great gardens, to pick up ideas for gardening & just enjoy the peace & gentleness that only a garden can give you.  Give them the chance to admire the creativity of others, to pick up ideas for their own gardens, and to break away from the routine of life to spend some time strolling in the fresh air through beautifuil surroundings.  Many of the visits below include an afternoon tea or lunch or both - and they include some of the best gardens of England!  It's always a good idea just to give the recipient a gentle nudge shortly after they receive the gift to remind them there's a voucher expiry date, in particular.
RHS Membership - a year of gardens!

RHS Membership
The RHS membership is a must for any gardener or anyone who loves gardens. Membership includes free days out in beautiful surroundings, the chance to enjoy discounted tickets and priority booking to inspirational shows; a free monthly magazine and personalised advice from RHS experts!  So garden visits galore! 
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Gardens Tour & Afternoon Tea at Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire
£49.99 for one
This wildlife park is thought to have some of the best zoological gardens in the UK, with a dedicated gardening team. The gardens have been developed to provide food for the animals, to give visitors pleasure and to help with conservation & education. Many of the beds and borders house plants and shrubs suitable for feeding a selection of the Park’s animals, including the bamboo, which serves as a lovely treat for the Red Pandas. Enjoy a lovely Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea or coffee
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Go to Buy a Gift for info on a Garden Lunch for two at Swinton Park
A wonderful opportunity to enjoy a 2 course Garden Lunch wtih coffee, hosted by Susan Cunliffe-Lister who has pioneered the gardens & grounds at Swinton Park & who will give an insight into the restoration & design of the parkland and walled garden, and of her planting scheme. After lunch, there's a guided tour of the grounds. Be inspired!  Availability for this is limited and there will be others there on the day, possibly around 40 people - but a great chance to meet & talk to other people who love gardens!
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Visit to Alnwick Castle and Garden with Afternoon Tea for Two

Visit to Alnwick Castle and Garden (Northumberland) with Afternoon Tea for Two
Visit Alnwick Castle, the "Windsor of the North" and take a self-guided tour of the State Rooms, including the Library, Drawing Room and Dining Room - and a visit to Alnwick Garden.  Explore acres of fascinating plants, water sculptures, the infamous Poison Garden and one of the world’s largest wooden tree houses. Plus there's the Walled Garden, the Pavillion & Woodland Walk.  Meander through the Rose Gardens and the Ornamental Gardens - so much to see & inspire you for your own garden back home.  Finally, enjoy a full afternoon tea for two, to include sandwiches, cakes and scones in the Castle’s courtyard café

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onal Botanic Garden of Wales Visit for Two National Botanic Garden of Wales (Carmarthenshire) Visit for Two
Now, this doesn't include any Afternoon Tea or Lunch - but it does give a visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales for two!There are all sorts of gardens you can visit, from botanical gardens to wildflower gardens, and they all have their own discintive look, so there's lots to inspire you and to give you ideas for your own garden.
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Elephant Poo Notebooks
Look after the earth

Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.

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