If you know someone who loves gardening or would appreciate green fingered gifts then you’ll find some inspiration below. From tools and handy garden items to gorgeous plants and terrariums for the home, we have something to suit everyone!
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The Urban Botanist Ecospheres
This is our absolute top pick when it comes to green fingered gifts and Christmas presents for plant lovers. The Urban Botanist have a huge selection of terarriums, ecospheres and more in all shapes and sizes. The limited edition ‘secret garden’ ecosphere is made from recycled glass and is sealed with a cork lid. It is filled with three stunning tropical plants, including a tree, in a green moss base, all of which have been specially selected by botanical experts making the perfect bottle garden. It’s the ideal gift for someone who loves the idea of keeping real plants inside their home or office space, but doesn’t have the time to keep them well-maintained.
The whole ecosystem is completely self-sufficient. Not only would this look great on display in the home, but it has the added bonus of being interesting and educational as you watch your ecosystem grow and develop over time. Visit: www.theurbanbotanist.co.uk for more information and to purchase.
Water From A Crystal £14.99 from Waterstones – These clever hand blown glass crystals are the perfect way to consistently water your plants. Simply fill with water and place in your flower pot with the cork stopper facing down. It will drip water into your plants soil over the course of 3 to 4 days.
Pocket Pruner Tool £22.49 from Trouva – This 12-in-1 pocket-sized pruner is essential around the garden. Unfold this handsome beechwood tool for pruning garden plants, and use the remaining tools for household tasks.
Terracotta Seed Sprouter £17.50 from Fred Aldous Expand your urban garden! Start germinating and growing your own seedlings with this set of three terracotta seed sprout plates. Put your seeds on the correct plate and place on the top of a glass of water.
Storm Glass Tube £20 from Waterstones An invention of the captain of Darwin’s HMS Beagle, this updated barometer responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather. Crystals within the sealed glass chamber cluster or disperse with changes in air pressure or temperature. Solid beechwood base.
Foragers Playing Cards £9.95 from Trouva By playing the game, you will experience and learn so much more about the edible and inedible gifts of nature. The game helps you identify and respect what is out there. Go out and see what you can find or recognize, but treat nature kindly! This deck consists of multiple card games in one. Top trumps, with the focus on wild treasures & any regular card playing games.
Seed Garden Kit £8.75 from Fred Aldous
Keep your seed collection in order! Includes 20 seed bags, 20 seed markers and a marker pen.