Gardens

 
 

Here are some great gift membership ideas for garden lovers - give them plenty of days out to enjoy, ideas to pick up, and inspiration for their own gardens at home

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© National Trust 
Enjoy an unlimited number of days out with National Trust membership. With three months free membership when you pay by direct debit, there has never been a better time to support National Trust.  As Britain’s largest conservation organisation, the charity helps protect over 300 historic houses, 700 miles of spectacular coastline and over 600,000 acres of beautiful countryside. National Trust membership takes  a year of relaxation, exploration & discovery in one!  Benefits of a Gift Membership includes free entry and parking at over 300 historic houses and gardens, free parking at our countryside and coastline locations, The Members' Handbook full of information about the places the recipient can visit; newsletters packed with details of special events at locations nearby plus 3 editions of our beautifully illustrated magazine exclusively for members.  Click here to buy National Trust membership
Give a Gift Membership to the Eden Project Eden Project
Treat someone special to a year of discovery with Eden Project Gift Membership. Members receive unlimited free entry to Eden (in Cornwall) for a whole year – and they can bring a guest with them for free on every visit! They’ll also receive discounts and priority access, receive the quarterly Eden Magazine, and be able to get ‘behind the scenes’ at exclusive events to learn more about the Project's charitable work. From £65.  Find out more here
 Give them an RHS Membership
Gift Membership to the RHS
This great membership to the RHS (that's the Royal Horticultural Society) includes free visits to the four RHS Gardens for the member and 1 family member or 2 children (aged 5-16 years);  and free entry for 1 member to the Partner Gardens.  There's also The Garden monthly magazine jam-packed with advice and inspiration, plus free, personalised advice just for you – by phone, email or in person. And also included is early booking, discounted tickets and quieter Members’ Days at the RHS shows – the RHS Chelsea Flower Show included!  Click here to give an RHS membership
Give an Alnwick Garden Membership Give an Alnwick Garden Membership
Give a year's membership to the stunning Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.  You can do this through Virgin Experience Days, The membership is valid for one whole year and allows two adults and up to four children per adult entry to the spectacular garden.   There's also free priority parking, invitations to special events and fast track entry for two adults and up to four children per visiting adult.  Go through Virgin Experience Days, and you can also choose options which enable the recipient to enjoy Afternoon Tea or Lunch as well!  From £35.00. Go to Virgin Experience Days to find out more 
Give a Gift Membership to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Give a Gift Membership to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 
Discover the world of science behind Kew's botanical collections, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site. Membership includes unlimited visits to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst, their wild botanic garden in Sussex; membership newsletters and Kew magazine sent to you throughout the year; a range of exclusive member events and activities; priority booking and discounts for a range of popular events including Christmas at Kew and Kew the Music and a 10% discount in Kew’s shops, though restrictions apply.   Go to Kew's website
Give a gift membership to Garden Organic Give a gift membership to Garden Organic
Garden Organic's aim is to get people to grow organically.  Your support will enable it to fight about environmental matters, and to bring people together through organic growing to strengthen communitie and workplaces. It also has therapeutic growing programmes for disadvantaged individuals and young carers. You'll also help it brotect our plant heritage with its world-renowned Heritage Seed Library.  Members receive a copy of The Organic Way members' magazine sent three times a year, access to an online members-only area of its website, 10% off orders with the award-winning Organic Gardening Catalogue, free or discounted entry to a range of partner gardens around the UK including its base, Ryton Organic Gardens in Warwickshire, and there's a monthly email newsletter with update and news.  Go to Garden Organic's website
Give a membership to the The Cottage Garden Society Give a membership to the The Cottage Garden Society
The Society has around 35 regional groups, some with just 7 members and some with over 200.  The society brings people together who share enthusiasm for cottage gardening.   Members receive an informal and informative, quarterly magazine, an opportunity to obtain seed donated by other members - and send in your own surplus seed, the chance to buy a range of merchandise and there are plant sales organised by regional groups.  All for just £12 for a single member, £15 for a joint.  Dig  here to go to the Society's website
What about a garden experience such as a visit? What about a garden experience such as a visit?
BuyaGift.co.uk have over 30 garden related experiences, be they visits, or visits combined with Afternoon Tea and/or a tour.  There are a couple of workshops, too, such as Terrarium Workshops and flower arranging. Get 20% off at BuyaGift with the code AHW20SEPT.  (This code is valid until 30/09/2020 and is site wide!) Go to BuyaGift here
Garden Experiences

Garden Experiences
Virgin Experience Days also have a number of garden experiences, including Become a Gardener for a Day at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland.  This half day experience includes an Alnwick Rose as a momento!  Visit Virgin Experience Days to browse their garden experiences

Click here for more info on Flora & Fauna International
If you think of the natural world as a big garden, then this could be a gift with a difference for anyone who loves gardens, wildlife, flowers & the outdoors. It's mission is "to act to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take into account human needs."  I've given my sister's partner membership as a gift, and he was very impressed with the work they do.  They run 100 projects in 40 countries - mostly in the developing world; and you can find out more about them here and give a gift membership here (their Supporter Member is £40 a year or you can pay by direct debit.)