After the challenges of the last two years, we all need a little love. Whether it’s an ‘I love you’ gift for a special someone, or a pick-me-up treat for ourselves, we’re all learning to appreciate the little things in life. This really is a time to be kind to each other – and to ourselves.
With Valentine’s Day approaching fast, and happily coinciding with longer days and spring flowers, why not treat someone (or even yourself!) to some gorgeous gardening goodies and enjoy the start of spring?
Here are our top picks for Valentine’s Day gardening gifts.
Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball heart apple bird feeder
This charming bird feeder looks simply delightful in the garden. At this time of year, after a long winter, our garden visitors need all the help they can get. Our feathered friends enjoy an apple, plum, pear or other soft fruit, and this will serve it up in designer style! In easy-clean powder-coated galvanised steel, with natural leather hanging cord, this feeder will stay looking good in all weathers.
‘Oak Leaf’ Love The Glove ladies’ gardening gloves, Plum
If your loved one is a lady who loves lavender, she’ll love this latest addition to our Love The Glove range. Marrying form and function, these gloves are packed with high performance design features, including padded palms for protection, a wriststrap to keep out debris, and mesh between the fingers to avoid overheating. These gloves match the Plum options in our Kneelo® kneeler and knee pad collection, so it’s easy to put together the perfect gardening gift set!
RHS Gifts for Gardeners British Meadow trowel and fork set
A gorgeous gift set of RHS-endorsed trowel and fork, in a gift box that captures the romance of summer meadows. The trowel is engraved with the Gertrude Jekyll quote, "The love of gardening is a seed once sown, that never dies." With their wooden handles painted in a deep blue, the tools look appealing, but these are also serious garden tools, carrying the RHS lifetime guarantee. A lovely gift for any gardener, and a thoughtful way to convey your affection.
Bombini set of hanging pots
They say three’s a crowd, but when the three are as gorgeous as this, we can’t see that it’s an issue! This set of adorable little hanging pots is sure to steal your loved one’s heart. ‘Bombini’ is Italian for ‘little bumblebees’ and the pots’ appealing curves bring to mind tiny beehives. Perfect for a trailing plant like ‘String of Hearts’, this set will add up-to-the-minute style to every home.
RHS-endorsed rose pruner
Perhaps an unusual tool, but a very useful one, perfect for safe, scratch-free pruning of that most romantic of blooms, the rose. A bypass secateur with razor-sharp high-carbon steel blade, the pruner has a gripping device which locks onto the stem as it closes, holding the stem firmly in place. The stem can then be removed from the plant, and released into trug or barrow without having to ever touch it. Of course, it’s ideal for irritant plants like rue and euphorbia, too – but we prefer the more romantic associations of the rose!
This Valentine’s Day, show your loved one how much you care, with gifts to help love grow.