Make someone's day merry & bright this Christmas!
It’s time to write up that list of names and start the hunt for the perfect gift! Whether treating a veteran horticulturalist or someone who’s only just taking root in the gardening world, there’s something for anyone with a green-thumb below.
Featuring products from exhibitors who will be attending BBC Gardeners’ World Live Events in 2023, get ready to tick names off your list and ease your festive shopping worries.
Please note that all gifts are subject to availability and delivery times of independent suppliers may vary.
The gift of a day out
Tickets make a great gift for anyone with green fingers, a day to look forward to!
With BBC Gardeners World Live at Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in the stunning grounds of Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April, there are plenty of days to choose from. Plus, save the date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1 – 3 September (on sale Feb).
Luxury Gardening Gifts
Hydria is the latest in garden tech, having won the prestigious Glee New Product Award and their brilliant bundle comes with the Fountain Kit, Premium Planter and a Christmas Collectible. Harnessing new battery technology, this remote-controlled water feature with lights can run for a 2-month period between charges. Assembled in minutes in any planter wider than 30cm, it will bring the relaxing sound of water to gardens and balconies.
Doubling up as an elegant planter, this water butt is one that won’t be hidden away in any garden – it could even become a focal point! With extra-large capacity, collect naturally soft rainwater to sate any garden’s thirst. With brass outlets moulded into the front and back, this water butt planter works for both watering cans and hoses.
£1,100 – £2,000
Cultivate the perfect lawn without the effort using the STIHL iMOW® robotic mower. By cutting grass clippings finely before dropping them back to the ground to act as a fertiliser, iMOW will help your lawn to look lusher over time without you needing to lift a finger.
Make a real statement with this stylish wind spinner that would look stunning nestled amongst beds and borders. Covered with durable copper powder coated finish to make sure the brushed copper is scratch resistant and won’t weather, it will bring movement and style to any garden.
From the stunning sweet box to the winter-flowering hellebore, give a living gift this year. All available to purchase on the Hillier online shop or in their Garden Centres, subject to availability.
- Helleborus ericsmithii HGC Frosty: enjoy dazzling white flowers with a delightful yellow centre blooming above this evergreen perennial with dark green leaves.
- Sarcococca confuse: bring sweetly scented flowers to your woodland borders, followed by blackberries with this bushy, evergreen shrub.
- Viburnum globosum ‘Jermyns Globe’: whether standing alone or part of a mixed border, this rounded, evergreen shrub will bring deep green leathery foliage all year round, as well as white flowers followed by small black fruits in spring.
- Abeliophyllum distichum Roseum Group: if you prefer deciduous shrubs of open growth, this one boasts oval leaves with 4-petalled pale pink flowers borne in racemes in the leaf axils in late winter and early spring.
- Sarcococca hookerania ‘Winter Gem’: bring a highly scented evergreen shrub to a shady corner or woodland border, with white flowers opening from red buds in winter, followed by red-black fruits.
Can’t choose? Let them decide with a Hillier gift card.
Add a splash of colour in the colder months with the pretty pink and white flowers of a deciduous flowering cherry tree, perfect for smaller spaces. Blooming periodically during milder weather spells between November and March, this specimen also provides deep-green foliage and small fruits that will be popular with local birds.
Floyd’s Climbers – Clematis Christmas Surprise
Bring a new burst of colour to the garden with an evergreen Clematis. This variety flowers at Christmas time, with white nodding bells in 2 litre pots.
With green-grey foliage and erect stems bearing large outward-facing, saucer-like white blooms that age to pink then green, this evergreen Hellebore flowers from late winter into spring.
Gardening Wildlife Gifts
Make any pond an even more enticing environment for damsel and dragonflies with pond emergent plants, including blue flag irises and water plantain. For those who prefer amphibians, there’s also a Frog & Newt seed pack!
Made from recycled drink packaging, this natural fibre will attract small bird varieties including Blue Tits, Robins and Finches as they start their nest building in earnest in the new year. Naturally water repellent, hang it up after Christmas and it can stay out all year, with the opportunity to switch out fleece with fat balls in winter.
Perfect for the spring growing season, this set for new gardeners not only comes with high yielding organic vegetable seeds (including sweetcorn and tomatoes), but also three types of flower seeds to entice bumble bees and beneficial insects to your garden.
Gardening Tool Gifts
The latest addition to Leon Boots Co’s ULTRALIGHT range, these boots weigh only 219g a pair and are great for use in gardens or allotments. With 6 colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit.
Help them nurture their houseplants with an organic Soil Association Approved booster designed to support healthier growth by preventing drying out, supporting healthy soil and giving better airflow to protect the roots. Perfect for any indoor plant, including cacti!
Have their tools at the ready with a handy bag, finished in the ‘hydrangea and bee’ Wrendale Designs print! A great addition to any gardener’s collection, with plenty of pockets for everything you need and finished with durable handles, a waterproof lining and an antique brass wren detail.
Edible Gardening Gifts
Whether they’re craving leeks, radishes or kale, there’s a seed collection for any green fingered friend who’d like to grow their own. Select from the Exhibitors, Winter Salad and Kitchen collections, with the latter able to grow in the kitchen all year round as micro greens.
For those who love a comforting cuppa after some time in the garden, this sustainable kit box gives easy to follow instructions on how to grow a selection of seeds that promote well-being. With unbleached self-fill tea bags, the kit will help grow calming Chamomile, uplifting Lemon balm and invigorating Peppermint to prepare for those soothing sips.
Or, why not try…
What do BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Cycle Show, London Art Fair, The Knitting & Stitching Shows, BBC Good Food Show, The Festival of Quilts, Move It, and the Country Living Fairs all have in common? You can get access to ALL of them in 2023 with the Do What You Love Annual Pass. With 17 events to choose from across the year, they’ll be spoilt for choice!
Quote DWYL15 for 15% off the annual pass – that’s entry to 17 events for just £68 (worth over £320).*
Offer valid for a limited time only.
Show the world your loved one is the champion of growing their own! With this tote bag, the world is truly your oyster (mushroom).
Ever tried growing your own mushrooms? At the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, the Caley Brothers will be running a workshop to show you the ropes. Find out more here…
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine special edition guides
The BBC Gardeners’ World special edition guides are the perfect treat for every gardener. From the Year Planner 2023, offering monthly advice and tips for bountiful harvests, to the Your Happy House Plants guide, to keep your house plants healthy and vibrant no matter the season. Whatever gardening challenges you face, our expert advice can help. Pick up a special edition guide now!
Don’t forget! Tickets to BBC Gardeners’ World Live make for a great stocking filler…find out what’s on below.
*Offer valid until 31 December 2022.