Monday 3 September 2012
Christmas gift ideas from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Whether you love to be pampered or have a love of wildlife, the RHS has gifts for gardeners of all ages, expertise and interests.
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For the new gardener…
RHS How to Garden: A Practical Introduction to Gardening
The beginner gardener’s essential guide to gardening, containing all of the techniques, inspirational ideas and problem-solving advice you need to create and maintain your garden.
£14.99 (Dorling Kindersley; ISBN 9781405366403)
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 that's great for any gardening task.
RHS Gift Membership
Free days out at more than 80 gardens across the UK all year round, special access or discounted tickets to RHS Flower Shows, personalised gardening advice from RHS experts and monthly magazine subscription to The Garden. RHS gift membership offers you a wealth of inspiration and expertise to get any gardener blooming.
RRP £51.00 www.rhs.org.uk/gift
For the experienced gardener…
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Be inspired by the world’s best garden designers, nurseries, florists and innovations from 21 – 25 May. Tickets on sale at www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows
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. 360g £8.99
RHS Encyclopedia of Roses
From roses ‘Adam’ to ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’, discover everything you need to know about roses with this definitive A-Z guide, including more than 2,000 Rosa species. Keep your roses blooming with practical advice on care, cultivation and the latest growing techniques. By Charles and Brigid Quest-Ritson, and lavishly illustrated.
£30.00 (Dorling Kindersley; ISBN 9781405373852)
For the wildlife lover…
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.
Plants for Pollinators – Mini Wildflower Meadow
This easy-to-sow mini-meadow is a great way to create the perfect habitat for pollinating insects like bees, bugs and butterflies. This kit is ideal both for experienced and novice gardeners, as once sown the meadow will require very little aftercare. Each mini-meadow contains a mix of UK native wildflowers including cornflowers, poppies, ox-eye daisies, corn marigolds and many more.
RHS Wild in the Garden Diary 2013
Illustrated with photographs celebrating garden wildlife, this beautiful 2013 diary includes tips on how to enhance wildlife in your own garden. £13.99
For the kids…
RHS Grow Your Own for Kids
This book by garden writer Lia Leendertz and children's TV gardener Chris Collins shares everything that little green-fingers need to know to get the gardening bug. This practical guide includes tips on sowing and growing vegetables, fruits and other plants such as sunflowers and edible flowers.
£12.99 (Mitchell Beazley; ISBN 9781845335106)
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 2013
Packed with ideas for fruit and vegetable lovers, this show is a must for gardeners who grow their own. See spectacular produce and plants in the Grow for Taste Marquee, and a wealth of inspiration from gardens at the show. Tickets on sale at www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows
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 Veg & Fruit Year Planner (New Edition)
Written by RHS experts, this year planner provides all the advice that gardeners need to grow a year-round supply of healthy fruit and vegetables for their table. Season-by-season, the book takes the reader from sowing to harvesting with simple, clear instructions that will help them stay on top of the challenges and joys of a productive garden.
£14.99 (Mitchell Beazley; ISBN 9781845337339)
For the glamorous gardener…
RHS Night Scented Stock Reed Diffuser
An RHS Reed Diffuser is a simple and elegant way to fragrance any room. This product exudes an exotic warm floral bouquet with soft green notes.
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2013
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.
Ladies’ Day is on Thursday 25 July 2013.
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.
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About RHS Plant Centres and Shops
For a wide range of quality plants and gardening equipment with excellent customer care, shop online at the RHS Plant Centre www.rhsplants.co.uk or visit RHS Plant Centres at the four RHS Gardens (www.rhs.org.uk/gardens).
For RHS publications and luxury gifts, visit the RHS Shop online at www.rhsshop.co.uk or visit the RHS Shop at your local RHS Garden.
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s foremost gardening charity, helping and inspiring millions of people to garden. We do this at our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.
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
RHS Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262