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Best gardening gift vouchers - recommendations please

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Lilipot15 Mon 07-Mar-16 14:30:10

I want to buy a present for a relative who lives in the Highlands. She is a keen gardener but I don't know much about gardening. I thought of a gift voucher - have used crocus before. Is this company still good? Any other recommendations?

HeyMacWey Mon 07-Mar-16 14:33:29

How about national gardening gift vouchers - then they can choose something from somewhere local.

Lilipot15 Mon 07-Mar-16 14:35:30

Are they accepted by all nurseries? She lives in the middle of nowhere!

HeyMacWey Mon 07-Mar-16 14:37:02

Most of the national chains and independents - perhaps google one that are close to her and eye of they accept them?

Lilipot15 Mon 07-Mar-16 14:50:15

Thanks. Presumably a keen gardener would prefer to see things in person to check condition etc before buying?

shovetheholly Mon 07-Mar-16 15:57:57

Some mail order companies are very good now - I am more than happy to trust the good ones for things like hardy perennials, though I might want to see something like a tree to check the structure of it before buying.

Don't forget that you can buy non-plants with gift tokens too (I just gave someone a metal Haws watering can for a birthday and it went down very well).

National gardening gift vouchers are accepted by most nurseries - maybe check that the ones near her take them first, though? (A quick phonecall should sort that out).

Lilipot15 Mon 07-Mar-16 16:04:16

Shove, which mail order companies do you recommend?

shovetheholly Mon 07-Mar-16 16:54:11

Ones I've tried: Crocus are good. Long Acre plants are excellent. For non-organic stuff, Harrod horticultural are good.

If you're looking for a smallish gift, Secret Gardening Club are great. You buy a 'plant pass' for around £10 a year and you then get access to cheap plants for 12 months.

Lilipot15 Mon 07-Mar-16 16:55:20

Thanks, will look into those

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