We’ve collated a Christmas garden gift guide – inspiring ideas for budding urban gardeners.
Selected specifically to appeal to as many of the 260 different species of UK bees as possible, Burgon & Ball’s bee friendly seed collection will create valuable life saving nectar banks for urban bees.
Whether you prefer a cool blue or vibrant yellow, the collections include some of the nation’s favourite blooms including sunflower, cosmos, pot marigold, love in a mist, cornflower and scabious.
£7.95 each from burgonandball.com
Make Mine A Mojito gift set
Now budding mixologists can grow their own cocktails. These tasty miniature fruits are a cross between a lime and a kumquat and the slightly sweeter, juicy fleshy is perfect in drinks and cocktails. Each bushy limequat plant is delivered in fruit with all the ingredients to mix the perfect mojito, including a miniature bottle of Havana Club rum, a fresh pot of Sussex grown mint, a lime squeezer, muddle and full instructions on how to make this refreshing cocktail. Each plant is carefully gift wrapped and boxed by hand in Plants4Presents’ Sussex nursery to ensure it arrives in perfect condition on the big day.
£32 plus delivery from Plants4Presents.co.uk
Being short on space in the city needn’t be an obstacle for budding gardeners.
The VegTrug, available from Garden Essentials, is a raised vegetable garden perfect for growing vegetables, fruit and herbs in even the tightest of spaces like balconies or small city gardens. The VegTrug is made from sustainable, chemical free plantation grown cedar and comes with three covers to extend the growing season, protect plants from frost and insects plus an additional pre-formed liner.
£199 from Garden Essentials.co.uk
Upcycled Bird Feeder
Our garden birds will be hungry this winter. For All We Know creates upcycled ceramic bird feeders made from vintage English china. It measures 12cm in width by 8cm in height, and will ensure your birds are well fed during the cold months.
£12 via designersmakers.com
Sophie Conran Wildlife Havens
The Sophie Conran range of Wildlife Havens for Burgon & Ball make stylish additions to any garden, be they urban or rambling rural idyll’s. Made from FSC wood, the range includes a bird feeding house, bird nesting house and insect hotel.
From £14.95 by burgonandball.com
You don’t have to be green fingered to enjoy these leaves. Designed by Richard Hutten, simply stick the leaves onto any magnetic surface and transform your space into a lush green paradise. Box of 50 pieces includes leaves in two sizes and variable shades of green with one very special red leaf. Just because there is no leaves outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them inside. A perfect stocking filler.
£35 from the London Design Museum
The Hanging Garden is a hydroponic growing kit using recycled plastic, providing a green solution as the plastic is made entirely from waste plastic bottles, carrier bags and film. The kit comprises four metre-long troughs and a tank, and come complete with everything needed to set up an irrigated hydroponic growing system on a garden wall or in a conservatory or greenhouse.
£495 from hanginggardenuk.com