For anyone who loves to garden, a gardening related holiday gift will be greatly appreciated. There are many ways to give a gardening theme gift. You can make a gift for free or you can splurge on a vacation to a famous garden in the USA or abroad.
Create a Gift Basket of Seeds for the Garden
One way to delight a gardener is to collect seeds to help them add new plants, flowers or trees to the garden. It doesn’t take any money to collect seeds; however, you will have to devote some time to this project.
Start by asking friends and neighbors to save some seeds from their flower garden for you. Explain that the seeds will be used for a holiday gift. Next, start exploring nature to find some tree seeds. Often you can find seed pods under the trees. You can also shake pine cones to get the seeds to fall out.
Then package the seeds in envelopes and note on each envelope what kind of seed it contains. Put the envelopes in a basket and it creates a lovely holiday gift. This gift is frugal in nature. It doesn’t cost much to put it together, but it will provide a wealth of joy once the gardener gets the seeds planted and starts to see new items start to grow in the garden.
Art Books about Flowers
There are many amazing art books about flowers that would make a wonderful gift for a gardener. Many gardeners appreciate being able to view flowers in a photography book. For people where the climate gets cold in the winter a book about flowers would help bring some color and joy to the winter months.
Photo Book of the Garden
Gardeners are often too busy tending to the garden to stop and find time to take photographs of the garden. A fun gift idea is to create a book of photographs of a garden over a certain amount of time such as a summer, a decade, or the entire time the garden has been in existence.
A photo book of the garden can be printed at places like Kinkos. This gift will delight most gardeners. You can add some photos of people from the gardener’s life to the book to. Take pictures of them in the garden to use in the book.
Plan a Gardening-Theme Vacation
There are spectacular public gardens all over the world. Why not make a gardener happy by planning a vacation to a place where you can visit gardens?
Visit Public Gardens in America
The Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina has beautiful gardens that are open to the public. The plantation and gardens were created in 1676. Visiting this site will give you a feel for American history and also offer some unusual experiences such as visiting the swamp garden. To learn more about the Magnolia Plantation go HERE.
Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Florida offers gardens and an opportunity to see butterflies. To learn more about Butterfly World go HERE.
The McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach, Florida gives visitors a chance to explore tropical gardens and see many different kinds of birds and butterflies. To learn more about the McKee Botanical Garden go HERE.
Leaming’s Run gardens is a wonderful place to spend a day admiring flowers, hummingbirds and butterflies. It is near beautiful Cape May, a beautiful, old fashioned town on the ocean. To learn more about Leaming’s Run go HERE.
The Memphis Botanic Garden in Memphis, Tennessee offers a chance to visit a Koi pond, see daffodils and many other types of flowers in bloom, and also offers seminars. To learn more about the Memphis Botanic Garden go HERE.
New York City
The Conservatory Garden in Central Park is one of the wonders of New York City. To learn more about it go HERE. To read more about gardens in New York City go HERE.
Visit the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia to see beautiful gardens. To learn more about the Berkeley Plantation go HERE.
To learn more about the website for the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers go HERE. To learn more about the Huntington Botanical Gardens go HERE.
To see a list of all of the public gardens in California go HERE.
Visit Public Gardens Abroad
Vacation to Amsterdam, Holland to see the tulips in bloom
Go to the Keukenhof Gardens. For the website of Keukenhof Gardens go HERE.
A vacation to France to see Monet’s Garden would be an amazing gift for a gardener.
For more information about the gardens of the artist Claude Monet go HERE.
A vacation to London, England with day trip to Richmond to visit Kew Gardens when the roses are blooming would be a wonderful gift for a gardener. To learn more about Kew Garden go HERE.
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