Mud Maid at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Garden gifts: memberships and subscriptions for Christmas presents

We pick a selection of the best garden subscriptions and membership gifts that the gardener in your life will love this Christmas

Looking for the perfect gift for the gardener in your life? Or do you want the kids to get inspired by the natural world and getting their hands dirty? Below are a few subscriptions and things to get out and about to that will make perfect gifts for Christmas. Don’t miss our feature on gardening gifts for children and furniture garden gifts for Christmas too.


Gardens Illustrated magazine subscription

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A year’s long subscription to the best gardening mag in the world is bound to make a very happy gardener this Christmas. We’re biased, obviously, but if you need any more persuading there’s an excellent special offer on subscriptions running over Christmas too. £19.99 every six issues,

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RHS membership/Chelsea tickets

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Don’t miss the chance to become a member of the UK’s premiere horticulture and gardening society. Or why not buy the gardener in your life tickets to Chelsea? From £47.25 for an individual membership,


Rocket Gardens seedling subscriptions

Rocket Gardens

This excellent gift is delivered straight to your door. Rocket Gardens creates a box packed with growing seedlings for you to plant. No garden experience necessary. From £29.99,


Moroccan Garden holiday tour with Tom Stuart Smith

Tom Stuart Smith
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The brilliant garden designer Tom Stuart Smith is giving a tour around his very own garden during this horticultural holiday in Morocco. £3,898,


Online garden learning

Go back to school while still managing to stay at home. Learning with Experts offers online courses given by a host of excellent designers. Prices vary,


National Trust membership

The China Pond in autumn at Wallington, Northumberland
The China Pond in autumn at Wallington, Northumberland
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Give the gift of a year’s worth of garden trips with National Trust membership this Christmas. £72 adult individual membership,


The Lost Gardens of Heligan membership

Mud Maid at The Lost Gardens of Heligan
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Support the real-life secret garden with a year membership in the thirtieth year since restoration began. £35 individual membership,



Eden Project

Eden Project

Cornwall’s favourite biodome garden is a fabulous outing for the whole family. Individual membership from £57,



Vegetable gardening course

Head gardener Penny Hemming at Riverford

Riverford Organic’s Field Kitchen in Devon hosts regular courses on vegetable gardening and more. Costs vary, the new dates for 2020 are announce mid-November.