Did you see the Euro2020 football match between England and Denmark on Wednesday night? Wasn't it exciting? I really felt for the goalkeepers and players at such a tense moment. Well done to everyone involved!
Anyway, the match took place at Wembley and if you've got a football lover in your life, you could give them a Wembley Stadium Tour as a gift!
This isn't a gift membership, but it's a chance to go behind the scenes and find out what Wembley is like there.
Virgin Experience Days have stadium tours for one adult, for two adults, for an adult and child, and for two adults and two children.
You can take in the changing rooms, the players' tunnel and the dug outs on tours that last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
By the way, Virgin Experience Days have football gifts and tours for fans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Fulham, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Millwall, Newcastle United and the London Stadium. Find out more here
And if you’re not able to make it (you must book tickets in advance and they are going fast as they are restricted because of covid), the good news is that BBC2 are providing coverage of the show.
The coverage starts on Wednesday, 7th July at 9pm. It’s on Thursday evening too, also at 9pm and at 5:30 on Saturday afternoon.
Joe Swift, Rachel de Thame, Adam Frost and Arit Anderson are leading the programmes, and there’s advice from Carol Klein, Nick Bailey, Mark Lane and Toby Buckland.
This will make a nice change from all the sport on TV at the moment, especially if you’re not a sports fan and love your gardening.
Themes include Gardening for Everyone, with Scandinavian design, suitability and wellbeing. These gardens will create green spaces to reconnect with nature, friends and families.
There’s a floral marquee and plant village where visitors to the show can do tons of shopping, and seek free advice from specialist growers. There are celebrity talks, demonstrations and workshops and the Festival of Roses.
All in all, lots to see and do – so if you can’t make it, switch the TV on and watch the coverage there instead!
The garden is situated in the absolutely stunning Carmarthenshire. I remember as a little girl visiting my grandparents there and we used to go to the market in Carmarthen every Wednesday. We had lovely holidays, visiting the beach, enjoying the scenery, playing with buckets and spade on the sand - they were great times!
Anyway, the National Botanic Garden of Wales has a gift membership. If you're looking for a gift for someone who loves botanical gardens, take a look at this one.
Your gift will help the charity continue with its research work. It's involved in a number of projects including Plants for Pollinators, Saving Pollinators and Saving Plants and Fungi. It is also involved in Biophilic Wales, a project to increase the wellbeing of people and wildlife and the envrionment throughout the beautiful country of Wales.
Gift memberships also give the garden lover in your life lots of lovely benefits such as:
Free entry for the duration of your membership - please note some exclusions apply.
Members’ coffee mornings; talks, tours and trips to other gardens
Annual garden party – a special ‘members-only’ day with talks, workshops and events
Varied and full events calendar throughout the year: talks, concerts, food and craft fairs, music, theatre, and horticultural events
There's also free entry to a number of botanic gardens in the UK, plus 10% discount in the Botanic Garden Gift shop and discounts on courses in the Garden.