Christmas Gifts For Gardeners

A selection of some of the innovative, interesting and fun Christmas gift ideas I have selected for gardeners.

A selection of some of the innovative, interesting and fun Christmas gift ideas I have selected for gardeners.

Gifts for Gardeners

Giving a gift is such a special thing to do, if you’re buying a present that you’ve seen online or in the shops, it’s not easy to tell how useful, wonderful or lasting the gift will be in reality, when you haven’t tried it yourself.  With this in mind, I have sought out some super gift ideas, which I have reviewed and tested, so that you can hopefully find the perfect presents for your friends and family this Christmas.

Here, in alphabetical order, are my suggestions of a variety of super gifts for gardeners:

Apple Master from Lakeland

Lakeland's Apple Master peels, slices and cores apples in super quick time.

Lakeland’s Apple Master peels, slices and cores apples in super quick time.

The Apple Master from Lakeland peels, cores and slices apples in seconds!
You can read my review of Lakeland’s Apple Master here.
The Apple Master is sold by Lakeland, you can see this product and visit Lakeland’s website by clicking here.

BiOrbAir Terrarium

My BiOrbAIR terrarium is planted with ferns, miniature orchids, mosses and other plants that thrive in the high humidity created by this specialised terrarium.

My BiOrbAIR terrarium is planted with ferns, miniature orchids, mosses and other plants that thrive in the high humidity created by this specialised terrarium.

The BiOrbAIR Terrarium from Reef One is an automated, specialised terrarium, featuring LED lights and an automatic misting unit.
I’ve been reviewing the BiOrbAir for over a year now, you can read my first BiOrbAir review here, you can read about my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir Trial here, or my White Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium here, or my Madagascar BiOrbAir Terrarium here, or read about the special features of the BiOrbAir here.
You can visit the BiOrbAir website by clicking here.

The Burgon & Ball Weed Slice and the Burgon & Ball Short Handled Weed Slice

The Weed Slice from Burgon & Ball is a new, lightweight, easy to use garden tool that makes weeding, whether in borders or gravel, easier and quicker. Burgon & Ball also have a Short Handled Weed Slice, which is perfect for weeding raised beds, large containers or closely planted areas.

The Weed Slice from Burgon & Ball is a new, lightweight, easy to use garden tool that makes weeding, whether in borders or gravel, easier and quicker. Burgon & Ball also have a Short Handled Weed Slice, which is perfect for weeding raised beds, large containers or closely planted areas.

The Burgon & Ball Weed Slice and the Burgon & Ball Short Handled Weed Slice are easy to use tools for removing weeds from gravel and borders.
You can read my review of the Burgon & Ball Weed Slice here.
The Weed Slice is sold by Burgon & Ball, you can visit their website by clicking here.

Norway Spruce Christmas Tree

I decorated my Norway Spruce Christmas tree from Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley, with home-made natural Christmas decorations and wrapped the pot in festive wrapping paper.

I decorated my Norway Spruce Christmas tree from Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley, with home-made natural Christmas decorations and wrapped the pot in festive wrapping paper.

The Norway Spruce Christmas Tree – a live, potted Christmas tree from Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley, Surrey would make a super Christmas gift!
You can read my review of these Christmas trees here.

Dalefoot Composts

I've been trialling Dalefoot Composts in my own trials with fantastic results.

I’ve been trialling Dalefoot Composts in my own trials with fantastic results.

Dalefoot Composts – these peat-free composts made from composted bracken and sheep’s wool have great water retention, ideal if you’re planting a container as a Christmas gift.
You can read my review of Dalefoot Compost here.
You can visit Dalefoot Composts’ website by clicking here.

The EarthBox from the Organic Gardening Catalogue

Rainbow Chard and Savoy Cabbages growing in an EarthBox. The Earthbox is a specialised container gardening system, it is easily moveable being on wheels and is self watering.

Rainbow Chard and Savoy Cabbages growing in an EarthBox. The Earthbox is a specialised container gardening system, it is easily moveable being on wheels and is self watering.

The EarthBox is a patented container gardening system which is self-watering and portable, a great way to grow vegetables if you don’t have a garden.
You can read my review of the EarthBox here.
The EarthBox is sold by the Organic Gardening Catalogue, you can visit their website by clicking here.

Espresso Mushroom Company Hot Pinks Kitchen Garden

The Expresso Mushroom Company's Kitchen Garden Hot Pink mushroom kit.

The Expresso Mushroom Company’s Kitchen Garden Hot Pink mushroom kit.

The Espresso Mushroom Company’s Hot Pinks Kitchen Garden enables you to easily grow your own pink mushrooms indoors at home.  You can read my review and see my experience of growing these mushrooms here.
You can visit the Espresso Mushroom Company’s website by clicking here.

Espresso Mushroom Company Pearl Oyster Kitchen Garden

The Expresso Mushroom Company's Kitchen Garden Pearl Oyster kit complete with pearl oyster mushrooms.

The Expresso Mushroom Company’s Kitchen Garden Pearl Oyster kit complete with pearl oyster mushrooms.

The Espresso Mushroom Company’s Pearl Oyster Kitchen Garden allow you to easily grow your own oyster mushrooms, indoors at home.  You can read my review and see my experience of growing these mushrooms here.
You can visit the Espresso Mushroom Company’s website by clicking here.

Espresso Mushroom Company Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs

The Espresso Mushroom Company's Wildflower Tea Seedbombs.

The Espresso Mushroom Company’s Wildflower Tea Seedbombs.

Espresso Mushroom Company Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs are a fun way to grow your own herbal teas.
You can read my review of the Espresso Mushroom Company’s Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs here.
You can visit the Espresso Mushroom Company’s website by clicking here.

Garden Design Solutions by Stephen Woodhams

Garden Design Solutions: Ideas for Outdoor Spaces by Stephen Woodhams is published by Jacqui Small LLP.

Garden Design Solutions: Ideas for Outdoor Spaces by Stephen Woodhams is published by Jacqui Small LLP.

Garden Design Solutions by Stephen Woodhams is published by Jacqui Small LLP, ISBN: 978-1-910254-02-8 – This book features lots of garden design ideas and inspiration.
You can read my review of Garden Design Solutions, a book by Stephen Woodhams, here.

Garden Girl Rain Poncho

The Garden Girl Rain Poncho, an adjustable, versatile, waterproof poncho.

The Garden Girl Rain Poncho, an adjustable, versatile, waterproof poncho.

The Garden Girl Rain Poncho is a pretty, waterproof poncho.
You can read my review of the Garden Girl Rain Poncho here.
You can visit the Garden Girl website by clicking here.

Lakeland My Kitchen Food Dehydrator

The My Kitchen Food Dehydrator from Lakeland.

The My Kitchen Food Dehydrator from Lakeland.

The Lakeland My Kitchen Food Dehydrator is a great machine to make your own dried fruit and vegetable snacks.
You can read my review of this dehydrator from Lakeland here.
You can visit Lakeland’s website by clicking here.

The Cabaret Of Plants Botany And The Imagination by Richard Mabey

The Cabaret of Plants Botany And The Imagination by Richard Mabey is published by Profile Books.

The Cabaret of Plants Botany And The Imagination by Richard Mabey is published by Profile Books.

The Cabaret Of Plants Botany And The Imagination by Richard Mabey is published by Profile Books Ltd, ISBN: 978-1861976628 – This beautiful book explores our relationship with plants, charting human encounters through science, art, cultural history and poetry.
You can read my review of The Cabaret Of Plants Botany And The Imagination, here.
For more information on ‘The Cabaret Of Plants Botany And The Imagination’ by Richard Mabey, please click here.

The Crafted Garden by Louise Curley

The Crafted Garden by Louise Curley, with photography by Jason Ingram. Published by Frances Lincoln Limited.

The Crafted Garden by Louise Curley, with photography by Jason Ingram. Published by Frances Lincoln Limited.

The Crafted Garden by Louise Curley is published by Frances Lincoln Limited, ISBN: 978-0-7112-3629-5 – This is a book with craft ideas that you can make throughout the year.
You can read my review of The Crafted Garden here.

The Natural World Of Winnie-The-Pooh: A walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood by Kathryn Aalto

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood by Kathryn Aalto is published by Timber Press.

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood by Kathryn Aalto is published by Timber Press.

The Natural World Of Winnie-The-Pooh: A walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood by Kathryn Aalto is published by Timber Press, ISBN: 978-1-60469-599-1 – This book reveals the real locations featured in A.A. Milne’s books.
You can read my review of The Natural World Of Winnie-the-Pooh here.

Trug Makers No. 7 Trug

This hand-made trug from Trug Makers in Sussex would make a super Christmas present.

This hand-made trug from Trug Makers in Sussex would make a super Christmas present.

The Trug Makers No. 7 Trug is a beautiful, strong, durable trug, handcrafted in Sussex.
You can read my review of my Trug Makers Trug here.
You can visit the Trug Makers’ website by clicking here.

Courses and Workshops

Locally we have many talented and skilled professionals offering courses that make wonderful gifts for gardeners!  Sussex Green Woodworking offers two or five-day courses, where you can make a spoon, a rolling pin, a stool or a chair.  You can find out more about Sussex Green Woodworking and the courses they offer here.

Plant Passion in East Clandon offer a variety of courses and workshops – learn to grow, cut, condition and arrange cut flowers, make a posy, or take a flower business or social media course.  You can find out more about Plant Passion and the courses and workshops they offer here.

Garden Membership

One of the ways in which you can support your favourite garden is to give the gift of membership.  The recipient of your gift will enjoy unlimited visits during opening times, often enjoying a host of other exclusive, member only benefits.  We are fortunate to have so many glorious gardens open to us; it’s important to support these gardens and charitable organisations, to ensure we protect these beautiful spaces of historical and horticultural importance, their plant collections, horticultural knowledge and training opportunities, for future generations.  Many charities and gardens offer special gift membership offers, you can find details of gardens in Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex offering membership here.

This article was first published in the December 2015 edition of Vantage Point Magazine.

Useful links and other articles that may interest you…………………..

To see my recommended, trialled, tested, and reviewed list of gifts for gardeners for 2017, including talks and events for 2018, please click here.

To read my 2016 recommended, trialled and tested gifts for gardeners, please click here.

To read my interview with David Neale, an award winning Garden Designer, based in Guildford in Surrey, please click here.

To read my review of Katie Scott and Kathy Willis’ book Botanicum, please click here.

To read my review of Velcro One-Wrap Plant Ties, please click here.

To read my review of Deep Rootrainers and the Rootrainers Racking Station, please click here.

To read about Ilex ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ a holly that would make a lovely gift this Christmas, please click here.

To read about Christmas decorations from Sarah Beevers Jewellery Design, please click here.

To read my review of Felco No. 12 Compact Deluxe Secateurs, please click here.

To read about buying British, seasonal cut flowers, please click here.

To read the results of my 2015 Sweet Pea Trial, please click here.

If you’re looking for reputable suppliers of snowdrops, sold ‘in the green’, please click here.

For gardening advice of what you could do at your allotment or in your garden from mid-November until mid-December, please click here.

For gardening advice of what you could do in your garden or at your allotment from mid-December until mid-January, please click here.

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  1. Trinity Bourne

    December 17, 2015 at 8:36pm

    What a fabulous article with so many awesome ideas! In fact I was just thinking about getting some mushrooms for someone as a present for Xmas. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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      Pumpkin Beth

      December 18, 2015 at 5:04pm

      Thank you Trinity, I am so glad that you found my article helpful. The mushroom kits are so much fun and will make a wonderful present – it’s so exciting to grow your own mushrooms! Merry Christmas!

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