Experience days for Garden Lovers

 
For garden lovers, what about giving them an experience day they'll remember & enjoy?
 
Garden experiences could include garden tours in a group or simple visits where the lucky recipient can just enjoy strolling through beautiful gardens taking in the sights. 
 
So here are some garden gift experiences.  When you click through to go to the retailer, please check locations, prices, T&Cs & voucher expiry dates and info specific to the  experience before you buy.
Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two, Richmond
£43.00
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!). Then head to the Orangery for a self-service treat of a cream tea.  Available from Virgin Experience Days

Give an RHS Gift Membership

Give an RHS Gift Membership
Members receive The Garden Magazine every month and they can get advice from a team of horticultural experts either face-to-face or via post, phone or email, and enjoy quieter days at events.  There's unlimited access to the 4 RHS Gardens; Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr, where you can bring a family guest for free.  Members can also explore more than 195 delightful RHS Partner Gardens across the UK and overseas for free during selected periods.  There are different types of membership, and all memberships help the RHS continue its work caring for their gardens, inspiring gardeners and running community campaigns and projects.  Give a Gift Membership here. 

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
£63.00 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.  Available from Virgin Experience Days 
Gardener for the Day at Chester Zoo Gardener for the Day at Chester Zoo, Chester
£150.00 pp
Head to Chester Zoo for a garden experience when you'll join the zoo's qualified and highly skilled gardening team for a day!  You'll work behind the scenes in the glasshouses, where the botanists care for five plant collections of national importance.  You must be over 18.  More info
National Botanic Garden of Wales Visit for Two

National Botanic Garden of Wales Visit for Two, Carmarthenshire
£24.00
There are all sorts of gardens you can visit, from botanical gardens to wildflower gardens, each with their own distinct look and style.  Available from Activity Superstore

Visit to Kew Gardens with Afternoon Tea at The Botanical for Two

Visit to Kew Gardens with Afternoon Tea at The Botanical for Two
£85.00
This is a perfect experience for anyone who loves history and nature, with a stroll around the stunning Kew Gardens and one of three afternoon teas for two on the on-site Botanical Restaurant - choose from traditional, vegetarian or gardener's afternoon tea!  Available from Virgin Experience Days.

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. Afterwards, explore the delights this garden has to offer. 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 
Terrarium Workshop with Prosecco Terrarium Workshop with Prosecco, London
£55.00
This is a workshop with a bit of a difference - the expert florist will give you a talk full of information about terrariums - how to design the little garden, the soil, the drainage, how to get your plants thriving, plus aftercare and tips to keep them healthy.  Then rollup your sleeves and dig in to make a terrarium of your own!  Enjoy a glass of Prosecco, too!  Available from Virgin Experience Days
Bee Keeping in Kent

Bee Keeping in Kent
From £65.00
Learn all about keeping bees in the Garden of England!  Choose from a half day or full day, and discover what the inside of a hive looks like and discover how the colony works together as an efficient team.  Available from Into the Blue

Afternoon Tea with Garden Entry for Two at The Salutation Afternoon Tea with Garden Entry for Two at The Salutation, Kent
Was £60, now £44
The Salutation was designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1911.  There are 3.7 acres of beautiful gardens and they divide into symmetrical "rooms", each with a purpose.   They have an interesting mix of heirloom, rare and drought-tolerant plants which create longer seasons of interest.  This gift experience includes entry to the gardens and an Afternoon Tea for two.  Available from Buy a Gift
 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
£53.00
Enjoy a 20 minute rotation for two on the amazing British Airways i360 and see the Sussex countryside and coastline from 450 feet up in the air!  Then 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. Available 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 with free time to explore the garden.  Available from Virgin Experience Days 
One Night Break at Stoberry House and Gardens

One Night Break at Stoberry House and Gardens
£99.00
Set within 26 acres of picturesque parkland and beautiful gardens in Somerset, enjoy a relaxing overnight break for two at Stoberry House. This idyllic rural retreat boasts panoramic views over the historic City of Wells and the Vale of Avalon.  You'll receive a welcome tea with Stoberry flapjacks upon arrival, with a continental breakfast in the morning.  Available from Buy a Gift

Send a tree!

Send them a Tree!
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.