Tuesday 8 October 2013
Christmas gift ideas from the Royal Horticultural Society
Whether you love to be pampered, get your hands dirty or bring birds and beasties into your garden, the RHS has gifts perfect for gardeners of all ages, expertise and interests this Christmas. Here are just a few of the exciting products that can be found on our online shop or at one of the shops and plant centres at our four gardens.
For new gardeners…
RHS What Plant Where Encyclopaedia
New this October, RHS experts make it easy to find the perfect plant for every site. Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopaedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden.
£25.00 (Dorling Kindersley; ISBN 9781409382973)
Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gardening Gloves
Endorsed by the RHS, these fantastic gloves not only look stylish, but fit so well that you can feel exactly what you are doing. A robust but comfortable glove, great for any gardening task.
RHS Gift Membership
Treat a garden lover to a feast of colourful plants that lasts all year - give them RHS gift membership. Membership includes free days out at stunning gardens, personalised advice to help them transform their own green space and The Garden monthly magazine - all wrapped up.
£52 visit rhs.org.uk/join/ or call 0845 130 4646 quoting PGP330
For experienced gardeners…
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014
Be inspired by the world’s best garden designers, nurseries, florists and innovations from 20-24 May.
This is the first and only soil treatment licensed by the RHS. Our gardeners find that plants treated with Rootgrow have better establishment and natural vigour, overcome re-plant problems more successfully, develop better root systems and cope better with drought conditions. A single application will support a plant for its entire lifetime.
£8.99 for a 360g pouch
RHS Botany for Gardeners
RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture - it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, how this affects how they perform in the garden and so help them get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple technical diagrams.
£14.99 (Octopus Publishing Group; ISBN 9781845338336)
For wildlife lovers…
Sphere Window Bird Feeder
Get a closer look at wildlife in your garden with this innovative and stylish bird feeder. The suction cup can be mounted on any smooth window pane, and the body is made from recycled plastic that can cope with extreme temperatures and UV rays. This ideal gift will delight gardeners and small birds alike.
The Complete Bee & Bug Biome
This attractively made 3 chamber insect house attracts ladybirds, solitary bees & lacewings. The bottom chambers are removable allowing for other materials to be used! The box comes with a wild flower meadow seed mix and should be wall mounted for best use. A great addition to any wildlife lover’s garden.
RHS Wild in the Garden Diary 2014
Illustrated with stunning garden wildlife photography and packed with tips on how to encourage these living creatures into your garden. 24 x 17.5cm.
£13.99 (Frances Lincoln; ISBN 9780711234253)
RHS Ready Steady Grow
This book is absolutely full of exciting gardening projects for children of all ages. Soon they will be harvesting their own tomatoes, planting up containers and picking their home grown flowers in no time!
£9.99 (Dorling Kindersley; ISBN 9781405352383)
RHS Garden Pond Ultimate Sticker Book
Discover all kinds of garden water plants and wildlife with this amazing sticker book. Choose from more than 60 easy-peel stickers to create your own fascinating pond scene.
£3.99 (Dorling Kindersley; ISBN 9781405314817)
For Grow Your Own fans…
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014
Packed with ideas for fruit and vegetable lovers, fabulous shopping and food this show is a must for gardeners who grow their own. There is a load of inspiration to take home too from some top garden designers!
RHS Strawberries Recipe Scrapbook
Organise your home-grown recipes in this beautiful cookery book with clear pockets and backing paper to mount recipes, plus handy conversion tables and card dividers.
RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots
With this book you can find out all you ever need to know about growing crops in containers, be it a balcony or a patio. From basil to tomatoes to cut and come again vegetables there’s something in here for everyone to grow! By Kay Maguire
£12.99 (ISBN 9781845336868)
For glamorous gardeners…
RHS Natural Gardener's Therapy Nourishing Hand Conditioner
A luxurious RHS Hand Conditioner, enriched with natural Olive Butter to help moisturise and replenish hard working hands.
£9.99 for 300ml
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2014
As the North’s greatest garden party, this show is perfect for gardeners who want a little pampering. Fashion, flowers, floristry and tea at Fortnum & Mason make for a full day of indulgence.
Tickets on sale at www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows
RHS Hunter Wellington Boots
Made with the gardener in mind, these boots were designed especially for the RHS, using original artwork from the RHS Lindley Library. The ideal gift for those glamorous gardeners!
Go shopping at www.rhs.org.uk/shopping or to get full details on all of these products and many more. Prices correct at time of issue.
Notes to editors
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Opening times and ticket prices may vary by event. Full details can be found at www.rhs.org.uk
RHS members enjoy free entry to RHS Gardens and discounted entry to RHS Flower Shows.
About RHS Gardens
The RHS has four gardens across the UK:
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CS3 8ET
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture. We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, the first of our gardens, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity.
Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 209 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.
RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join
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