This year, more than ever, we all need to spread a little love. Whether it’s an ‘I love you’ gift from 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 new 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 wooden handles painted in a deep blue, the tools may look appealing, but these are serious garden tools, and carry the RHS lifetime guarantee. A lovely gift for any gardener, and a thoughtful way to convey your affection.
National Trust Pocket Knife
Small enough to pop in a pocket while gardening, this beautiful wooden garden pocket knife will be carried, used and treasured whenever your special someone is in the garden. Solid brass rivets fasten the stylish FSC® hardwood handles, for a touch of classic style. With blade and blade housings in stainless steel for rust resistance, this knife has a smooth folding action and will stay looking good for years.
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.