Christmas presents for gardeners
With Christmas just around the corner, we have got together some gift ideas for the gardener in your life. From orchids to floral theme glass there is something for everyone. (above: Mini Garden tools from Claudia de Yong design shop).
Woodland Trust handmade soaps
Beautifully packaged and decorated with botanicals, these handmade soaps awaken your senses and make the perfect gift. Completely free from palm oil, they are hand cut and decorated with dried botanicals. Scents include wild lavender, lemon and geranium and geranium and rosehip.
An indulgent treat to liven up your morning routine, they are available from the Woodland Trust website at: https://shop.woodlandtrust.org.uk
They also have a wide range of cards and every purchase made goes to vital work to plant and protect trees and woods across the UK.
Claudia de Yong Design Shop
Claudia has a fantastic range of carefully hand chosen, bespoke products. Browse her website and you will find an amazing collection of gifts for the potting shed, as well as interior or vintage items and of course the garden.
We love her Garden Tray Christmas Gift Set and her cut flower trug (pictured above) to name just two. You will find watering cans, houseplant care kits and botanical prints as well as vintage glass bottles and French terracotta pots and a fantastic mini garden tools set (pictured banner above) Check out Claudia’s brilliant range at: https://shop.claudiadeyongdesigns.com
West Dean College of Arts
There is a vast array to choose from every year from millinery to blacksmithing, through to painting, basket making and gardening.
You can buy vouchers ranging from £10 to £100 online, which can be used for full or part payment of a short course.
The recipient can choose their perfect course at a time to suit them. Sounds good to us. The College is situated at West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex. For a range of courses for 2021 and to purchase gift vouchers please visit: https://www.westdean.org.uk/ (pictured left: Annie Guilfoyle Christmas decoration from foraged materials).
We first came across Emma’s beautiful work at RHS Chatsworth and we were really impressed with her creative designs.
Particularly attractive, the Gardener’s Tray (pictured right) is perfect for summer in the garden while her range of wine glasses all have distinctive floral themes and make a lovely gift for a special friend.
Emma also has a feature on her website with ideas for Christmas gifts for specific family members which is particularly useful.
See her full range at: https://www.emmabritton.net/products
A limited edition Christmas range has been launched by Love Orchids, a family-owned business who are based on the edge of the New Forest.
They have a variety of stunning orchid gifts ideal for sending to loved ones to remind them that you are thinking of them and with Christmas likely to be very different this year, if you can’t be with them in person what better than to send a lovely orchid gift.
The Love Orchids’ plant geeks, have designed a selection of gorgeous gift arrangements with on-trend accessories, pots and vases. To check out their range visit: www.loveorchids.co.uk
Andrew Kay Sculpture
Based in his native Cumbria, Andrew creates sculpture that attracts widespread acclaim.
He draws from the natural world for inspiration and his life size sculptures can be seen all over the world. So if you are looking for a very very special present, perhaps even for yourself, take a look at his website: https://www.andrewkaysculpture.co.uk/shop
Andrew’s stags are very popular at Christmas as people dress them with lights. His available wildlife sculptures range from his popular stag creations, to life size hares, lake otters and pheasants. He is also available for commissions.
Gardeners’ charity Perennial has a wide range of gifts including stationery, homewares and books. They also have a range of events set for 2021, but hurry because they are selling fast. There are lots of practical items for the gardener in the online shop with everything from twine to watering cans and potty feet. You can see their entire range on: https://shop.perennial.org.uk/