Experience days for Garden Lovers

 
Garden Experiences
Give your loved one the chance to enjoy a garden-themed day out with a garden experience!  Get 15% off with both RedLetterDays.co.uk and BuyaGift.co.uk - codes are valid until 23:59 on 31 December 2021, they are site wide (apart from non-discounted products) and include experiences already on special offer and 2 for 1s!  

Use the code 15AHW2021  to get your 15% off with BuyaGift.co.uk

Use the code 
AHW2021RED to get 15% off with Red Letter Days 
 
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.
Kew Gardens Private Guilded Walking Tour and Admission for Two Kew Gardens Private Guilded Walking Tour and Admission for Two
£100.00 
Embark on a private guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  Spend an hour with a guide, and then you can spend the rest of the day exploring Kew's beautiful gardens and iconic listed. buildings.  Kew has one of the world's largest collections of living plants so this is a great day out.  Buy this gift experience from Red Letter Days - Use the code AHW2021RED to get 15% off, code valid until 31 Dec 2021
Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two, Richmond
£48.00
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 a Gift Membership to the RHS

Give an RHS Gift Membership
£67.00
Members receive The Garden magazine every month (worth £4.95) and they can get personalised gardening advice on the phone or online, and discounted show tickets.  There's free entry to the RHS Gardens; Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and now Bridgewater!   Members can also explore over 200 RHS Partner Gardens across the UK and overseas for free during selected periods.  Memberships help the RHS fund their work to train the next generation of gardeners and to work to find solutions to environmental issues.  Give a Gift Membership here. 

Sustainable Gardening Day Course at Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance for Two

Sustainable Gardening Day Course at Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance for Two
Head to York and the Wild Harvest School's day course, available from Red Letter Days.  You'll learn about the principles of permaculture and find out how to use nature’s methods to observe the land and create an efficient design for a plot.   There are lots of practical insights to discover.  Find out more from Red Letter Days  Use the code AHW2021RED to get 15% off, code valid until 31 Dec 2021

 

James Wong’s Guide to Indoor Gardening James Wong’s Guide to Indoor Gardening 
Renowned botanist James Wong makes caring for plants accessible, whatever the size of your indoor space.  It's online with  Discover the secrets of a green thumb, with tips and tricks to keep plants happy and make them look their best, creating easily achievable indoor habitats from Amazonian rivers to Bornean rainforest canopies. Find out how to combine the skills of horticulture with floristry techniques to create flourishing mini indoor ecosystems.   This course is available through the Create Academy  Gift vouchers are available here
Wine Tasting and Garden Entry for Two at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Wine Tasting and Garden Entry for Two at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, West Sussex
£100.00
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens are just stunning. Enjoy a welcome glass of bubbly on arrival, and then go on an exciting journey of discovery.  Sample five of the delicious wines from the estate's South African vineyard at Benguela Cove. There's a tutored wine tasting along with entry to the beautiful landscaped gardens. Take a delightful afternoon stroll around the estate and admire a variety of plants, including the magnolias, rhododendrons and bluebells.  This is a great gift for anyone who loves both wine and gardens!   Use the code 15AHW2021 before 31 December 2021 and get 15% off!  Available from BuyaGift.co.uk  

Chilli Grower Workshop for Two

Chilli Grower Workshop for Two
Was £35.00, now £20.00
Head to Bedfordshire and find out how to grow your peppers from planting to picking!  You'll pick up tips for getting bigger, more productive plants, when to pick your hcillies and find out simple things you can do to reduce the risks of pests and diseas.  Finish with a lovely tasting session of gourmet chilli products. You'll also find out the history of the hottest chilli in the world.   Available from Virgin Experience Days

Visit to Waddesdon Manor House & Gardens with Afternoon Tea for Two

Visit to Waddesdon Manor House & Gardens with Afternoon Tea for Two, Buckinghamshire
£89.00
With a timed ticket entry to Waddesdon Manor House and Gardens for two, take a self-guided tour of Waddesdon Manor House.  You can enjoy the beautiful gardens at your leisure and enjoy a Afternoon tea for two at the award-winning Manor Restaurant. Dine on savoury delights, homemade scones, and sweet treats, all in the atmospheric surroundings of the Manor’s former kitchen and servants’ hall.  Head to Virgin Experience Days for more information and to buy this experience. 

 Online Container Gardening Course Taught by Chris Beardshaw  

Online Container Gardening Course Taught by Chris Beardshaw
£125.00
Chris Beardshaw is a world-class designer and horticulturalist. From the comfort of the couch (or garden), discover how to create and design a series of containers to suit your outdoor space, with the help of Chris and his team.  The classes have a design and practical element and cover a variety of topics, including howo to arrange plants, different types of containers and the composition of plants.   Available from Red Letter Days Use the code AHW2021RED to get 15% off; the code is valid until 31 Dec 2021.

Visit Castle Howard House and Gardens with Cream Tea for Two

Visit Castle Howard House and Gardens with Cream Tea for Two, North Yorkshire
£38.00
Discover the rich and varied history and sweeping parklands of Castle Howard House and Gardens, and tuck into a delicious self-service cream tea!  Available from Virgin Experience Days

The National Trust has many lovely gardens to visit Give a Gift Membership to the National Trust
The National Trust looks after over 200 gardens in England and Wales (there's a National Trust for Scotland too) giving you the chance to enjoy strolling round, to be inspired and to gather ideas for your own gardens!  There a list of their top summer gardens in the south east, south west, the east and the north, as well as the Midlands and Wales.  Head to the National Trust here

Feet Up Friday Gift Box from Lavender World

Chill out with some me time with this Feet Up Friday Gift Set from Lavender World

Enjoying this gift set could be the perfect night in!  There’s a bottle of Plot 22 Red Wine so that you can enjoy a glass or two of wine.  There’s a Yorkshire Lavender muscle rub for those tired muscles. And while you’re drinking your glass of wine, you can have a go at the Yorkshire Lavender jigsaw and tuck into a box of hand-crafted Artisan chocolates!  Put your feet up, and let your stress fly away, even just for a short time. £37.99 from Lavender World.  There's 10% off with the code LAV10 until 31 March 2021.

Afternoon Tea at Amberley Castle with Garden Entry for Two

Afternoon Tea at Amberley Castle with Garden Entry for Two, West Sussex
£68.00
Amberley Castle has a stunning setting and a wealth of history - it's the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea!  There are 12 acres of formal gardens;  you can take time to wander through the greenery and blooming flowers.  There are resident white peacocks too!  Tuck into a delicious Afternoon Tea - the ideal mid-day treat if you enjoy history and gardens! Use the code AHW2021RED to get 15% off  with Red Letter Days;  the code is valid until 31 Dec 2021

Oxford Botanic Gardens Photography Tour

Oxford Botanic Gardens Photography Tour, Oxfordshire
£65.00
This is a 3 hour photography course at the beautiful Oxford Botanic Gardens.  Learn tips, techniques and skills from a professional photographer with a beautiful backdrop, offering lots of photo opportunities.  The experience is in a small, interactive group setting. All you need to bring is your camera, lenses and spare battery and you'll head home with lots of stunning photos and lots of photographic tips!  Go to Virgin Experience Days to find out more and buy this experience. 

Visit to Wakehurst Wild Botanic Garden for Two

Visit to Wakehurst Wild Botanic Garden for Two, West Sussex
£29.00
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and dramatic landscapes of Wakehurst Wild Botanic Gardens.  There are over 500 acres to discover, with things to see at every turn.  Wakefield is the home of the world's most ambitious conservation project, the Millennium Seed Bank, and there's fascinating history, stunning gardens and inspired conservation work.  Find out more Virgin Experience Days

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

Visit to Kew Gardens with Afternoon Tea at The Botanical for Two
£89.00
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
£60.00 for one
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
Afternoon Tea for Two with Entry to The Hall and Gardens at Arley Hall and Gardens

Afternoon Tea for Two with Entry to The Hall and Gardens at Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire
£59 -
Arley Hall and Gardens is a charming Grade II listed country house, which has been used as a location to film a variety of key productions!  It's got over 500 years of history and you can enjoy an Afternoon Tea for Two!  Use the code AHW2021RED to get 15% off, the code is valid until 31 Dec 2021.  Buy this gift from Red Letter Days 

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for two at Rudding Park Yorkshire

Kitchen Garden Tour and Lunch for Two at Rudding Park, Yorkshire
£100.00 
Take a guided tour of wonderful Kitchen Garden with its award-winning produce such as  herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruits. Then tuck into a mouthwatering three-course lunch at the two AA Rosette awarded Clocktower Restaurant!  Buy this gift from Red Letter Days

Visit Borde Hill Gardens and the British Airways i360

Visit to The British Airways i360 and Borde Hill Gardens for Two, Sussex
£51.00
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. 
  Use the code 15AHW2021 before 31 December 2021 and get 15% off! Available from Buy a Gift

Bickleigh Castle Grounds and Garden Guided Tour and Cream Tea for Two

Bickleigh Castle Grounds and Garden Guided Tour and Cream Tea for Two, Devon
£25.00
Bickleigh Castle was built in the early Norman period, surrounded by beautiful countryside.  Ejoy a guided tour of Bickleigh Castle's magnificent grounds and stunning garden and tuck into a cream tea for two before or after the tour! The castle has lots of stories, artefacts and portraits so there's lots to see. You could also choose to stay for a night or two!  Use the code AHW2021RED  before 31 December 201 and get 15% off! Available from Red Letter Days

Afternoon Tea and Entrance to the Private Gardens for Two at Ashridge House Country Estate

Afternoon Tea and Entrance to the Private Gardens for Two at Ashridge House Country Estate, Herfordshire
£86.00
Tuck into an Afternoon Tea and enjoy entrance to the private gardens at Ashridge House. Enjoy a traditional English outing with this Afternoon Tea and entrance to the private gardens at Ashridge House. The house is surrounded by 190 acres of beautiful private gardens and a lot of British history.   Find out more from Virgin Experience Days

BBC Gardeners World Give them a gardening magazine subscription!
OK, so this isn't a garden experience a such - but there are some wonderful gardening magazines about now, which have great advice and information about gardens, such as how to make the most of your garden.  Some have a special focus on grow your own, others on design - there's plenty to choose from.  Go to isubscribe.co.uk and you'll see some garden magazines with great offers!  Dig your way to isubscribe.co.uk here
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.

Garden Gfits from Suttons

Garden Gifts from Suttons
You could give them a garden gift from Suttons.   There are trees, trugs, garden accesories, even a moveable garden.  There are also plant theatres, gloves, hedgehog crossing signs, clocks, wildlife friendly gifts, garden planters and more! You could treat your loved one to a jigsaw, a book or a gift for outdoor living!  Dig your way to Suttons here.

Judith Glover, Garden Days Mum's Family Planner 2022

Judith Glover, Garden Days Mum's Family Planner 2022
This isn't an experience day as such but it's a really pretty family planner for 2022 to help you get organised and keep track of what everyone is doing when.  The illustrations are delightful;  I love Judith Glover's designs.  And this family organiser includes 5 columns, and a useful to-do list, a little notepad and a pencil to make being organised much easier.   It starts in January and has a spiral binding. £10.99 from the CalendarClub.co.uk