Find the perfect gift for a green-fingered friend this Christmas with our pick of the top ten gifts for gardeners.
1. Camellia Japonica, Trees Direct
This beautiful spring flowering camellia has dark glossy evergreen leaves and looks good all year round. Camellias are ideal for experienced and novice gardeners alike, as they’re fully hardy and can be grown almost anywhere, and these come in a choice of double red, pink or pure white. Prices range from £35 to 42.40 from Trees Direct.
2. Gardeners’gift crate, iHampers
Hedge your bets, and treat your favourite gardener to this lovely gift box containing speciality tea and biscuits to round off a hard day in the open air. There’s also a high quality gardening fork and trowel set, scented soap and exfoliating hand wash. Was £53.90 now £43.90, available from iHampers.
3. Gardeners’ tool box, Orla Kiely
Designer Orla Kiely has introduced a range of garden accessories featuring her love of pattern and colour, and we like this sturdy tool box. Perfect for storing hand tools, plant labels, seed packets and even for keeping that cheeky packet of biscuits safe from the mice, it’s made from galvanised steel and printed with the classic Linear Stem print. £39, available from Quince Living.
4. Chrysanthemum secateurs, Burgon & Ball
5. Set of three garden prints, Moore Designs
This set of three mounted garden prints feature vintage tools that evoke a bygone era. The original tools belonged to the grandfather of metalsmith Alex Moore, and Alex still uses them in his garden today. The rustic photographic prints have a white background and are simply mounted onto 19mm birch plywood. £60 for the set, available from Moore Designs.
6. Gardeners’ gift set, The Oak Room
An unusual gift for green-fingered friends, this set, £14.99, includes a 120m spool of Nutscene garden twine, a set of 10 packets for storing seeds, a Woodland Trust notebook to keep track of what you have planted in your garden, a British Birds pencil and a British Birds storage case with metal clasp. Available from The Oak Room.
7. Green fingers mug, Sophie Allport
A pretty ‘Green Fingers’ fine bone china mug, which will appeal to any gardening enthusiast. It features illustrations of wellington boots, trowels, vegetables, watering cans and herbs and is available in two sizes – standard, with a capacity of 275ml, and large with a capacity of 425ml. Prices start at £9.50, available from Sophie Allport.
8. Typography enamel bird mug, Berry Red
This enamel mug is virtually unbreakable, so ideal for brewing up outside. It features an illustrated bird design and background type taken from a bird watchers’ manual,a dn has a capacity of 400ml. £8.50, available from Berry Red.
9. Silver plated herb markets, The Cutlery Commission
Here’s a quirky gift for the gardener who has everything – a set of four silver plated sawn-off’ forks made into herb markers, with the words ‘Parsley’, ‘Sage’, ‘Rosemary’ and ‘Thyme’ hand-stamped above the fork prongs. Hand-customised in the Cotswolds, the set costs £26 from The Cutlery Commission.
10. Lawn ranger watering can, The Contemporary Home
The slogan on this watering can will either make you laugh or groan, but it’ll certainly make an unforgettable gift! The khaki coloured metallic watering can emblazoned with a lawn ranger logo costs £18 and is available from The Contemporary Home.