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It’s no surprise that 27 million people enjoy gardening as a hobby in the UK – that’s a whopping 42% of the population! And according to Horticulture Magazine:
- 28% of people have a vegetable patch in their garden in the UK
- But 35% of individuals in the UK grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs
- Gardening is most popular with those 55 and over – but is a hobby for all age groups!
- £6.5 billion per year is the amount expected to be spent on gardening products in the UK by 2025
Those are some impressive statistics which show that gardening is a super popular hobby and isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It attracts the old and young and people from all walks of life so, chances are, you have someone in your life that’s a keen gardener!
Gardening related gifts are a great option for Christmas (or birthdays – or any occasion really!) especially as you know they will love them, use them and get a lot out of them.
Gardening related gifts are quite literally, the gift that keeps on giving. The seeds you plant will be enjoyed in a year from now. The tools you’re given will be used over and over again.
In a time where consumerism is constantly increasing, being more mindful about the gifts you’re buying people is something we should all take the time to think about.
Who are Beetham Nurseries?
As the title of this post suggests, I will be highlighting some products from Beetham Nurseries which would make great Christmas gifts for the gardener in your life this Christmas.
Beetham Nurseries are a family run garden centre, situated in Cumbria, founded in 1984. Over the years, it has grown from a humble polytunnel in a small field, to what it is today.
Today, they sell a huge range of plants and flowers, including rare and exotic species. As well as everything you need for your gardening ventures, they also have a café and sell a range of beautiful homeware, furniture, toys and more.
Situated just 4 miles from the M6 motorway, for anyone in the Cumbria area – or just passing through – it’s definitely a place to stop and see. But anyone a bit further afield, you can also purchase from their website.
Gift Ideas from Beetham Nurseries for the Gardening in Your Life:
Beetham Nurseries host a range of workshops throughout the year which I think would make a lovely gift for someone you love, as well as a chance to go and enjoy something together. Some upcoming workshops to consider are:
- Fused Glass Pumpkin Ornaments Workshop: Wednesday 18th October
- Fresh Autumn Wreath Workshop: Thursday 19th October
- Create Your Own Everlasting Winter Wreath: Saturday 18th November
- Santa and Snowmen Felting Workshop: Thursday 14th December
I think everyone can appreciate a food-related gift. And the gardener in your life is going to need a coffee or a tea break during their period of gardening and definitely a snack or two! Beetham Nurseries offer a range of food products which make lovely stocking fillers or items for a gift hamper:
- Darkwoods Coffee Deer Hill Ground Coffee: £10.45
- Cartwright & Butler Milk Chocolate Chunks Biscuit Tin: £10.00
- Cumbrian Tea Rambler’s Brew: £3.75
- Mr Fitzpatrick’s No Added Sugar Miniatures Gift Set: £17.99
Flowers, seeds and plant
The most obvious choice for gifts for a gardener would obviously be flowers, plants or flowers seeds that are easy to grow like marigolds. Again, seeds could be a nice addition to a gift basket or hamper, with gardening related items in them, a beautiful house plant for them to display proudly or some bedding plants for them to add to their garden.
Gardeners are always using garden hand tools so this would also be a nice gesture as a gift for Christmas. All gardeners would appreciate a nice new high quality garden tool to add to their collection. There’s a whole range of gardening tools to choose from from Beetham Nurseries, from power tools, cutting tools and more!
- Fallen Fruits Hori Hori Knife With Sheath: £19.99
- Burgon & Ball RHS Handheld Bulb Planter: £20.99
- Burgon & Ball RHS Stainless Steel Claw Cultivator: £13.99
- Kent & Stowe Stainless Steel Edging Iron: £29.99
I hope this post has given you some ideas of what you can buy the gardener in your life this Christmas!
If you’re around the Cumbria or Lake District area, then definitely pop into Beetham Nurseries for all your gardening needs as well as to buy some lovely new homeware and stop for a bite in their café.