The United Kingdom is often thought of as a green and pleasant land. It is however mostly thought of being cold, dull and generally miserable when it comes to outside pursuits. So what things should you consider when buying gifts for gardeners in the UK?
gardening gift ideas for uk gardeners
The truth is the UK is full of animal lovers and gardeners meaning we value our gardens greatly! Contrary to common belief the UK has a very warm, maritime climate. Britain’s gardens enjoy mild winters and wet, sunny summers for its latitude. These conditions make the UK’s gardens ideal for gardening, outside sports and hobbies. This means there are plenty of gardening gifts and gadgets for the UK gardener to love and enjoy.
The UK has had a history of growing vegetables that goes all the way back to Victorian times. Lords and explorers would travel to far away lands brining back new, exotic food stuffs for our gardens back home. Large greenhouses and allotments were constructed to aid our love of growing fruit and vegetables. During the Second World War growing food became an ever important facility for survival. The digging for victory campaign ingrained a national pride in growing vegetables. To this day allotments and vegetable gardens are woven into our towns, parks and gardens.
Vegetable gardening gifts for gardeners in the UK
One of the most enjoyable aspects of vegetable gardening is sowing seeds with the excitement and expectation of the end result. Seed boxes add an exciting selection of vegetable seeds to make a great gift for vegetable gardeners.
Propagators give the UK gardener the ability to start seeds early safe from spring frosts. There are standard seed propagators or heated units. These make great gifts for gardeners.
With an unpredictable climate UK gardens benefit from microclimate and shelter. Gifts such as polytunnels, greenhouses and cold frames give the gardener an extended season. Propagators give growers the opportunity to grow summer crops in winter and exotic crops in summer. Check out some great gifts like these below.
One of the most frustrating things for vegetable gardeners is having all of their hard work destroyed by pests. Most UK gardeners being animal lovers don’t like poisons or chemicals to stop pests destroying crops. Believe it or not there are some really fun pest control gifts for gardeners! Check out some of these below.
Gardening in the UK can be hard work! With regular rainfall and mild conditions manicured gardens can become overgrown jungles in the blink of an eye. All this high energy exertion means gardeners also need gifts that help them relax. Sore backs, blisters, aches and pains are some of the symptoms of busy gardeners. Even though recuperation is needed gardeners rarely wish to stay away from the garden for long. That’s why gardener gifts should still allow them to embrace the garden setting! Garden spas, hammocks and garden rocking chairs are great gifts for UK gardeners. Check out some of our relaxation gifts for gardeners down below!
Hot tubs are a great gift for gardeners in the UK as they can be used both in hot and cold weather. Gardeners like to enjoy the outside whatever the weather. Hot tubs allow the hard working gardener to lay back, relax and enjoy the garden even when it’s a little nippy outside! Check out some of these hot tubs below.
Relaxing bath sets for gardeners
After a long day in the garden there is nothing gardeners prefer more than to soak in a nice hot bath. What better gift than a relaxing bath set for your gardening friend? There are many to choose from, see some great bath gift sets below.
Skin care for gardeners
Being exposed to all weathers year round can take its toll on gardeners. The physical nature of gardening means gardener’s skin can need a little extra help. A skin care gift most of all shows you care about the gardeners in your life! Below are some great skin care gifts for gardeners.
The only problem with gardening in the UK is the weather can be unpredictable. Marquees give you the option to erect quick outside spaces and rooms for events and gatherings. These make fantastic gifts for garden lovers coming in various shapes, colours and sizes. See some great garden marquees below.
Sometimes it’s important for UK gardeners to sit back and enjoy the sunshine. When it shows itself of course! Sun loungers make ideal gifts for gardeners. Check out some ideal sun loungers below.
Garden chairs and furniture take indoor living into the garden; they also make great gardening gifts. We have displayed some fantastic garden chairs below:
Book gifts for UK Gardeners
When the weather is bad in the UK many gardeners find themselves twiddling their thumbs. The frustration of not being able to venture outside means some gardening gifts have to be enjoyed inside. Gardeners are always planning ahead with new ideas and ongoing experiments. This is why gardeners love reading about gardening a good gardening book is a perfect gift for your gardener friend.
The UK gardener has a strange love affair with the garden gnome. These quirky, adorable little garden ornaments should at least make one appearance in every UK garden.
Garden Ornaments make ideal Garden gifts. When considering buying an ornament you should have a rough idea of what your gardener friend’s taste is. Do they like classical, modern, artistic, religious or quirky type ornaments in their garden.
Gardening cooking gifts
Gardeners usually love to live outside and friends and relatives come over outside cooking is popular in the UK. Garden barbecues, tandors, rotisseries and pizza ovens make great gardening gifts in the UK.
The people of the UK are world renown for their sense of humour and gardeners are no different! Bad weather and rampant weeds means a light hearted approach is essential for UK gardeners. There are many kinds of funny garden gifts we have displayed some here below.
Hi Tech gifts for UK Gardeners
Technology has penetrated every aspect of our lives and gardening is no exception. There are so many high tech gardening gifts that can be used by the UK gardener. Digital weather stations, robot lawn mowers and intelligent irrigation computers are just some of the tech gifts for the garden.
Even though many UK gardeners like to spend as much time outside as possible evenings can get a little chilly. This makes patio heaters absolutely amazing garden gifts. There are many different shapes and sizes to choose from we have listed some of the best below.
Garden gift sets
Sometimes all you need is a small, compact gardening gift to show your gardening friends you care. There are countless gardening gift sets and hampers ideal for the UK gardener. We have listed some of the top gift sets and hampers for you here.
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Paul Nicolaides is a Landscape architect and garden builder with over 30 years experience in designing, building and maintaining gardens. Contemplating just how important garden space is for nature and recreation he created 'Cool Garden Gadgets' to explore the best gadgets for enhancing outside spaces. From outdoor dining ideas to the latest garden technology we break it down for you here.