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 Kew Gardens Private Guilded Walking Tour and Admission for Two
£100.00 
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
Give the experience of growing a Dwarf Mulberry Bush! Give the experience of growing a Dwarf Mulberry Bush!
Suttons produced this award-winning Dwarf Mulberry Bush which they say is fine in any garden - it grows to a height of about 1.5 metres (and most mulberry trees grow to about 8m tall).  It was an RHS Chelsea flower show winner in 2017, and is easy to grow in pots and in borders.  It fruits from a young age, too - normally you have to wait a few years for mulberries to appear.   There's a long flowering and fruiting season, and the mulberries are great tasting too!  For £19.99 from Suttons 
Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two, Richmond
£48.00
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!). 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. 

Visit to Waddesdon Manor House & Gardens with Afternoon Tea for Two

Visit to Waddesdon Manor House & Gardens with Afternoon Tea for Two, Buckinghamshire
£89.00
With a timed ticket entry to Waddesdon Manor House and Gardens for two, take a self-guided tour of Waddesdon Manor House.  You can enjoy the beautiful gardens at your leisure and enjoy a Afternoon tea for two at the award-winning Manor Restaurant. Dine on savoury delights, homemade scones, and sweet treats, all in the atmospheric surroundings of the Manor’s former kitchen and servants’ hall.  Head to Virgin Experience Days for more information and to buy this experience. 

Visit Castle Howard House and Gardens with Cream Tea for Two

Visit Castle Howard House and Gardens with Cream Tea for Two, North Yorkshire
£38.00
Discover the rich and varied history and sweeping parklands of Castle Howard House and Gardens, and tuck into a delicious self-service cream tea!  Available from Virgin Experience Days

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
Oxford Botanic Gardens Photography Tour

Oxford Botanic Gardens Photography Tour, Oxfordshire
£65.00
This is a 3 hour photography course at the beautiful Oxford Botanic Gardens.  Learn tips, techniques and skills from a professional photographer with a beautiful backdrop, offering lots of photo opportunities.  The experience is in a small, interactive group setting. All you need to bring is your camera, lenses and spare battery and you'll head home with lots of stunning photos and lots of photographic tips!  Go to Virgin Experience Days to find out more and buy this experience. 

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

Visit to Kew Gardens with Afternoon Tea at The Botanical for Two
£89.00
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  
£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. 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
Afternoon Tea for Two with Entry to The Hall and Gardens at Arley Hall and Gardens

Afternoon Tea for Two with Entry to The Hall and Gardens at Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire
£59 -
Arley Hall and Gardens is a charming Grade II listed country house, which has been used as a location to film a variety of key productions!  It's got over 500 years of history and you can enjoy an Afternoon Tea for Two!   Buy this gift from Red Letter Days 

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for two at Rudding Park Yorkshire

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire
£100.00 
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

 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
£53.00
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 
£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 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
£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.  You'll receive a welcome tea with Stoberry flapjacks upon arrival, with a continental breakfast in the morning. 
 Available from Buy a Gift

Bickleigh Castle Grounds and Garden Guided Tour and Cream Tea for Two

Bickleigh Castle Grounds and Garden Guided Tour and Cream Tea for Two, Devon
£25.00
Bickleigh Castle was built in the early Norman period, surrounded by beautiful countryside.  Ejoy a guided tour of Bickleigh Castle's magnificent grounds and stunning garden and tuck into a cream tea for two before or after the tour! The castle has lots of stories, artefacts and portraits so there's lots to see. You could also choose to stay for a night or two! Available from Red Letter Days

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.

Visit the CalendarClub.co.uk to see their range of garden calendars

Calendar for 2020
OK, so this isn't an experience day as such - but calenars make great gifts.   CalendarClub.co.uk have a huge range that includes calendars from the RHS, Judith Glover, Sarah Raven, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Tottering by Gently, Susan Winget, Rebecca Campbell, the Natural History Museum, and the RSPB.  There are also planners and diaries. Click here to go to the CalendarClub.co.uk