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10 Best Garden Lover Gifts

To celebrate National Garden Week 2021, from 27th April to 2nd May, we have pulled together our 10 Best Garden Lover gifts. If you have a green-fingered loved one or a budding gardener in your family - we have a whole selection of growing gifts in our Online Store and in The Store at Restoration Yard. Over the last year, we’ve come to rely on our green spaces more than ever. Many of us have rediscovered the importance of connecting with nature for our mental and physical wellbeing. So now is the time to spread the feel-good love of plants - go green and full-throttle floral with these best garden lover gifts.

1. Wildlife Wonder

This is just the perfect gift for young and old wildlife lovers. What's not to love about the enchanting Seedball Wildlife Collection, £14.95? A set of beautifully illustrated wildflower seed boxes that will grow in the garden to encourage visits from birds, bats, butterflies, beetles and hedgehogs.

2. Glorious Growbars

best garden lover gift Medieval Herbs growbar
Medieval Herbs Growbar, £12.00

A trio of herbs cultivated in medieval times, for medicinal, culinary and household uses. 

The Bee Grow bar
The Bee Bar Growbar, £12.00

An easy way to grow beautiful bee friendly blooms to create a buzz in your garden.

Tudor herbs growbar
Tudor Growbar, £12.00

For most of history the garden was an essential source of food and medicine.

3. Delightful Dutch Pots

Back by popular demand. Our assorted vintage style Dutch pots are a clear favourite with happy gardeners and now they come in these beautiful selection of blue and green tones too. Perfect for adding a little colour to a garden all the year round.

4. Seeds of Success

These little tins of wonder by Seedballs are the perfect garden lover's gift. The collection has tins curated to grow pretty flowers that attract everything from bees and butterflies to hedgehogs and bats, these seed balls are failsafe for creating pretty garden spaces.

Seedball Shade Mix Tin, £6.95

A mix of British native wildflowers these seed balls are designed for spots which receive only dappled sun or sun for just one part of the day.

Seedball Artist Meadow Tin, £6.95

Artist Yvonne Coomber's ‘Here Is Where All The Wildflowers Grow’ painting inspired this seed mix. So yes you can grow the flowers from the painting.

Seedball Butterfly Mix Tin, £6.95

This lovely collection of mostly purple, pink and blue flowers is designed to attract butterflies to balconies and window boxes.

6. Pretty & Practical

Bring your coffee table to life with a selection of Gisela Graham's coasters. Mix and match the designs to create the perfect garden lovers gift. There are beautiful fruits, herbs and flowers printed on rustic stoneware to protect that precious table from glass and mug rings. Wonderful garden lover gifts!

Gisela Graham Herb Paint Swatch Coasters, £3.25

Add a little flavour to your table with these adorable herb paint swatch Gisela Graham coasters. Perfect garden lover gift-age.

Gisela Graham Floral Paint Swatch Coasters, £3.25

Delightful Floral Paint Swatch Resin Assorted Coasters by Gisela Graham are a charming addition to any table. 

Gisela Graham Fruit Paint Swatch Coaster, £3.25

Bring some zest to a table setting! These taste bud tingling coasters are the perfect addition to a tea party.

7. Memory Making Fun

From marigolds in Mexican Day of the Dead displays to Japan’s cherry blossom season, and from Van Gogh’s Sunflowers to the first flower germinated in space, this memory game will appeal to young and old. The gist is that you pair up the flowers with their typical uses and meanings in this beautiful yet simple memory game.

8. Inspiring Books

Selection of garden books at Restoration Yard
The Book Nook in The Store at Restoration Yard is filled with gardening books to inspire

We love a good book at Restoration Yard and books on all things garden rate highly on our must-have list. From encyclopaedic knowledge based books on plants and how to grow them to inspiring coffee table lust-throughs, we have the perfect book for every garden lover. Come visit The Store for a peruse.

8. Boxfull of Blooms

Another stroke of genius from those wonderful beings at Seedball. These Mini-meadow Bamboo Pots are an all-you-need-in-one-pot garden game changer.

Bee Bamboo Pot, £20.00

Help save the bees with this cute pot of wonder.

Butterfly Bamboo Pot, £20.00

Bring on the pretty butterflies with this little beauty.

Garden Meadow Bamboo Pot, £20.00

Create a mini garden meadow with this clever all-in-one.

9. Garden Lover's Beauty

Every hardworking garden lover needs a little TLC too. Fikkerts has a wonderful collection of pampering treats for those with green-fingers. Let those hands be once again clean, soft and pretty post gardening session.

Fikkerts Gardener soap
Fikkerts Kitchen Gardener's
Hand Soap, £13.00

Light refreshing and zesty hand wash with natural antiseptic ingredients. Really effective in the removal of garden grime this soap moisturises as well as cleanses.

Fikkerts gardener's gift set
Fikkerts Handy Hints
Gift Pack, £18.50

This clever little Gardener's Handy Hints Gift Pack contains an exfoliating Rosemary & Lemon Tyme Soap, a Marigold & Shea butter hand cream and accessories.

Fikkerts Gardener hand scrub
Fikkerts Gardener's Hand Scrub, £13.00

A deep cleansing scrub with ground walnut shell to exfoliate the skin leaving hands feeling deeply cleansed and refreshed. A fantastic gift for most-loved gardener.

For more great garden lover gifts visit our Online Store or come in person to be inspired in The Store at Restoration Yard. To be the first to know about all that's happening at Restoration Yard sign-up to our newsletters or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.