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.
|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 - Use the code RAHW2022 to get 15% off, code valid until 31 Dec 2022
|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
Sustainable Gardening Day Course at Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance for Two
|James Wong’s Guide to Indoor Gardening |
Renowned botanist James Wong makes caring for plants accessible, whatever the size of your indoor space. It's online with Discover the secrets of a green thumb, with tips and tricks to keep plants happy and make them look their best, creating easily achievable indoor habitats from Amazonian rivers to Bornean rainforest canopies. Find out how to combine the skills of horticulture with floristry techniques to create flourishing mini indoor ecosystems. This course is available through the Create Academy Gift vouchers are available here
Wine Tasting and Garden Entry for Two at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, West Sussex
Chilli Grower Workshop for Two
How about Entry to the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens in Devon?
Visit to Waddesdon Manor House & Gardens with Afternoon Tea for Two, Buckinghamshire
Online Container Gardening Course Taught by Chris Beardshaw
Visit Castle Howard House and Gardens with Cream Tea for Two, North Yorkshire
|Give a Gift Membership to the National Trust |
The National Trust looks after over 200 gardens in England and Wales (there's a National Trust for Scotland too) giving you the chance to enjoy strolling round, to be inspired and to gather ideas for your own gardens! There a list of their top summer gardens in the south east, south west, the east and the north, as well as the Midlands and Wales. Head to the National Trust here
Chill out with some me time with this Feet Up Friday Gift Set from Lavender World
Enjoying this gift set could be the perfect night in! There’s a bottle of Plot 22 Red Wine so that you can enjoy a glass or two of wine. There’s a Yorkshire Lavender muscle rub for those tired muscles. And while you’re drinking your glass of wine, you can have a go at the Yorkshire Lavender jigsaw and tuck into a box of hand-crafted Artisan chocolates! Put your feet up, and let your stress fly away, even just for a short time. £37.99 from Lavender World.
Oxford Botanic Gardens Photography Tour, Oxfordshire
Visit to Wakehurst Wild Botanic Garden for Two, West Sussex
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
Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire
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
Bickleigh Castle Grounds and Garden Guided Tour and Cream Tea for Two, Devon
Afternoon Tea and Entrance to the Private Gardens for Two at Ashridge House Country Estate, Herfordshire
|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!
Garden Gifts from Suttons
Take a look at the Calendar Club for their 2023 calendars - there are lots of garden themed calendars to choose from. There are some from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, for instance, and others with themes covering flowers, garden birds, cottage gardens, and bees. View their range here - it will increase in choice as we head to the end of 2022!