Find the Perfect Gift for Your Gardener
By Kate Pyle, PR and Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
As each day in December passes, the holidays tiptoe closer and closer. If you’re anything like me, you haven’t finished your shopping yet. Worse, if you are me, it means you haven’t even started shopping yet — yikes! I better get started… The clock is ticking!
While I don’t recommend this wait-until-the-last-minute strategy, Vikki Wilson of the Garden Shop has offered a list of some really great, oft over-looked items that would make wonderful gifts for any gardener near and dear to your heart:
1. Meet “Ivy” our 50 gallon, made in the USA of recycled materials, rain barrel – every home needs at least one! $96
2. This product takes the worry out of watering your houseplants! Plant Nanny is available in single for $4.50 or a four-pack for $16.95. The Plant Nanny utilizes old wine bottles to help water your plants while you are away. I personally will be picking some of these up for myself and my mom! I do quite a bit of travelling over the holidays and the Plant Nanny is a great way to be sure my plants are being watered in my absence.
3. Felco pruning shears, simply the best. From $46.50 – $94.50
4. Folding Kneeler seat, $39.95. We all need a little help now and then. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend!
5. Mini gardens under glass! Terrariums continue to be trending in popularity. Garden Terrarium Kits are available in 8-inch ($48), 10-inch ($64), and 12-inch ($75), they come beautifully packaged and include everything you need to get started (except the plants!)
6. Also still very popular – fairy gardening – books and accessories from $2.95 – $16.95
I hope this round up has inspired you to visit the Garden Shop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to pick out some things you may never have considered before. The Garden Shop offers such a beautiful variety of gifts for all ages and is open for extended hours during Dominion GardenFest of Lights — Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Garden admission is not required to visit the Shop.
Proceeds from the Garden Shop go to support the Garden’s educational mission.