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Experience days for Garden Lovers

 
For garden lovers, what about giving them an experience day they'll remember & enjoy?
 
Garden experiences include garden tours in a group as well as simple visits where the lucky recipient can just enjoy strolling through beautiful gardens taking in the sights, or you could give them the chance to have an every day experience in their own garden at home.  
 
So here are some garden gift experiences for home & away!  When you click through to go to ther retailer, please check locations, prices, T&Cs & voucher expiry dates and info specific to the  experience before you buy.
Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire
£100.00
Enjoy a tour of the Rudding Park Kitchen Garden and lunch at the two AA Rosette Clocktower!   Take a guided tour of Kitchen Garden with its award-winning produce including herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruits. Then sit down to a delightful 3 course lunch at the two AA Rosette awarded Clocktower Restaurant.  Experience three courses from the Menu of the Day and enjoy delicious dishes prepared with ingredients straight from the Garden Kitchen.   Go to Red Letter Days for more info

Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two
£39.00 
Explore Kew Gardens and tuck into a Cream Tea!  Kew Gardens is a 326 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has plant life from around the world, so there's plenty to see and do.  Just some of the things you can have access to are the Royal Kitchens, Palm House, Rose Garden, The Princess of Wales Conservatory (and more!). When it's time for tea, head to the Orangery for a self-service treat of a cream tea.  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more info & to buy this gift
Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip and Visit to Wakehurst Place Botanic Garden for Two

Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip and Visit to Wakehurst Place Botanic Garden for Two, Sussex
£59.00 for two people
Take a trip for two up and down a heritage railway line on The Bluebell Railway and see some beautifully restored steam trains, and also enjoy entry for two to Wakehurst Place which is the country estate of the famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and home to home to the world’s largest seed conservation project.  You will need to get yourself between venues, but what a great day out!  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more info and to buy this gift

Kew Gardens Private Guided Walking Tour for Two Kew Gardens Private Walking Tour for Two, Richmond, Surrey 
Was £100.00, now £85 for visitors from this website
Go on your own private guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for an hour.  After your tour, enjoy the rest of the day exploring the fantastic gardens and buildings.  Kew Gardens has one of the world's largest collections of living plants, so this is a great gift for anyone who loves the natural world.  Click here to buy this gift from Red Letter Days. 
Treat a loved one to a day out at an RHS Flower Show

Treat a loved one to a day out at an RHS Flower Show
Spring is on its way - the daffodils are out in our garden already - and there's nothing like treating a loved one to a day out at a Flower Show!  I treated my parents to a day out at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.   We had a fantastic time strolling around the gardens, talking to and getting advice and tips from experts, browsing the stalls, taking in the sights and smells of everything on display.   I highly recommend it.  You discover so much, and can be really inspired!   At the end of the day, I couldn't wait to get home to start on my own patch!  
Click here to find dates, venues and info from the RHS website

Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Afternoon Tea for Two

Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Afternoon Tea for Two , Surrey
£69.00
Enjoy strolling around Kew Gardens and make the most of access to Kew Palace.  You can then indulge in an afternoon tea at the nearby Richmond Hotel, which will include a selection of finger sandwiches, home-made baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, delicate tea pastries and a choice of tea from the comprehensive selection.  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more info and to buy this gift. 

Give a Gift Membership to Kew Gardens

Joint Adult Friends of Kew Gift Membership 
Normally £100, you can enjoy this gift for £85 as this website is a member of the Animal Human Wellbeing family through the Red Letter Days website. 
Give a Joint Adult Friends of Kew Gift Membership to a loved one and they can enjoy unlimited visits to both London's Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place in West Sussex for a year!  
Unlimited entry to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst for you plus one family guest, plus information to help plan visits, with details of Kew's major attractions. You'll receive a copy of Kew Magazine three times a year.  There's also exclusive access to behind the scenes events, priority booking and discounts including in store and ticketed events!   Go to Red Letter Days website here

Gardens Tour and Afternoon Tea for Two at Paradise Wildlife Park

Gardens Tour and Afternoon Tea for Two at Paradise Wildlife Park
£95.00
Head to Paradise Wildlife Park, home to 400 animals.  At the park, there's a welcome drink and you'll meet your guide for the gardens tour.  Discover various planting techniques and plant history, and take the chance to ask lots of questions! The flowers, plants and vegetation provide food for many of the park's animals.  Please note you are in a group of up to 20 people.  After the tour, tuck into an afternoon tea - sandwiches, scones, cakes and your choice of tea or coffee.  Explore the rest of the park at your own leisure.   Go to Virgin Experience Days for more info and to buy this gift - note the Need to Know before you buy.

RHS Gift Membership
RHS Gift Membership
£59.00
Available through Virgin Experience Days, this is a great gift for garden lovers!  Membership includes free access to over 175 wonderful gardens in the UK, including the world class Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr. And they can enjoy priorty booking, discounted tickets and quieter Members' Days at RHS Shows.  There's also a free subscription to The Garden monthly magazine, free personalised gardening advice and more besides!  The membership comes in a luxury gift pack, including 2 packets of seeds, a set of 6 luxury postcards and vouchers for a free RHS tote bag, and £5 to spend at RHS Shops.   That's quite a gift!  Click here to go to Virgin Experience Days
National Trust Day Out with Cream Tea for Two

National Trust Day Out with Cream Tea for Two 
£49.00 
The National Trust looks after beautiful areas of the country that need to be protected and opens them up to the public so everyone can appreciate amazing gardens and parks, sites and monuments. Don’t miss out on seeing all the wonderful things the country has to offer - nor this gift, which is amazing value and which includes lots of goodies.  Click here to buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days.

 Visit to The British Airways i360 and Borde Hill Gardens for Two  

Visit to The British Airways i360 and Borde Hill Gardens for Two, Sussex
£48.00
Enjoy a 20 minute rotation for two on the amazing British Airways i360 - you can see the Sussex countryside and coastline from 450 feet up in the air!  And stroll through 200 acres of woodland and 17 acres of formal gardens at the stunning Borde Hill Gardens - you need to make your own way between the two venues. Click here for more info and to buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days

Garden Lunch at Swinton Park for Two Garden Lunch at Swinton Park for Two, North Yorkshire
£89
Boasting beautiful gardens, Swinton Park makes a wonderful venue for this experience. The two course lunch is hosted by Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Country Life Gardener of the Year 2001, who gives an insight into her restoration programme of the parkland and walled garden, the history of the design, and her planting scheme. Next is a guided tour of the grounds. Click here to buy this gift from Buy a Gift
Become a Gardener for a Day at The Alnwick Garden Become a Gardener for a Day at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland 
£99.00
Receive expert tuition from a professional Alnwick gardener and develop your green-fingered skills during this half day’s hands-on gardening experience. Once your gardening experience is over you are free to explore the delights this garden has to offer or you can sit back and admire your hard work. You will also receive a beautiful Alnwick Rose to take home as a memento of your day.  Click here to buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days
Behind the Scenes Tour for Two and a Treehouse Lunch at The Alnwick Garden Behind the Scenes Tour for Two and a Treehouse Lunch at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland 
£89.00 
Guided by a member of staff, learn about the incredible engineering which allowed the Belgian deisgners to create the Grand Cascade.  It sees 7260 gallons of water flow through it every minute. Then it's a delicious three course lunch in the Treehouse Lunch at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.  Plus free time to explore the garden.  Click here to buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days 
Garden Design for two

Garden Design for Two,
North Yorkshire

£198.00  
A great chance for a couple who enjoy getting out in the garden to discover secrets of garden design!  In the morning, learn about the principles of garden design including plants and planting from an experienced gardening professional. A light lunch will follow and in the afternoon enjoy a stroll around a stately garden looking at features and design ideas.  There's a chance to ask lots of questions and to discuss your own gardens and problems. Click here to buy this gift from Activity Superstore.

You can also buy this for one person for £99.  Click here to go to Activity Superstore for Garden Design for one.

Eden Project Private Guided Rainforest Tour for Two Eden Project Guided Rainforest Tour for Two, Cornwall
Was £115.00, now £100 as this site is part of the Animal Human Wellbeing family
Treat your loved ones to a Private Guided Rainforest Tour for Two at the Eden Project.  Enjoy a private guided tour of the largest indoor rainforest. Discover how rainforests keep us alive and how to help conserve them. Find a smallholding which grows cocoa for chocolate, compare the Malaysian garden to native British gardens and look out for the huge trading ship.  The tour lasts 90 minutes, and then you can explore the rest of the Eden Project biomes and gardens.  Click here to buy this gift from Red Letter Days
 Send a tree!

Send them a Tree!
If you're reading this title and trying to imagine an oak tree or wild cherry fitting through your letter box, fear not.  Tree2mydoor.com is a green gift company which sends out a range of trees as gifts, from native Oak Trees to Bay Trees and Lemon Trees.  You can search out a suitable tree with their helpful Find a Tree by location e.g. balcony, patio, large garden, conservatory etc.  Your loved one can have the experience of watching your tree grow over the years and, if you choose a fruit tree, they can enjoy the fruit as well!  Visit Tree2mydoor.com here.


 
 
 

 

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