Sending flowers is a classic way to show how much you care on Mother’s Day, but there are alternatives. We’ve selected a range of garden-themed gifts for a green-fingered mum, many of which will last far longer than a floral bouquet.
12 of the best Mother’s Day gardening gifts
Our Mother’s Day gardening gift guide includes days out, gardening accessories, stylish clothing, gardening books and wildlife habitats. Choose the best gift for your mum, below.
Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace for two, £36
Experience vouchers make wonderful gifts. A pair of gift tickets to Kew Gardens gives you full access to the gardens and Kew Palace – an inspirational, unforgettable day out.
Buy Kew Gardens and Palace tickets at Virgin Experience Days
Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can, £59.99
Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can
This charming watering can is as pretty as it is practical and would make a great gift for houseplant fans or greenhouse gardeners. Haws’ watering can is made by hand from solid copper.
Buy Copper Indoor Watering Can at Haws
Burgon & Ball Natural Wooden Trug, £29.00
Burgon and Ball Trug
Burgon and Ball’s Natural Wooden Trug has real rustic charm. Use it to harvest crops or cut flowers, or even to display items in the house. This trug is hand made, from sustainably sourced poplar wood.
Buy Burgon & Ball Natural Wooden Trug Burgon at Farrar and Tanner
Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs, £37.45
Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs
A pair of secateurs makes a super-useful Mother’s Day gift. We judged this pair of Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs a Best Buy in our in-depth review, finding them robust and well-balanced, with a strong cutting action. The secateurs are also excellent value for money and the smart red and white design helps them stand out during both daylight and evening hours.
Read the full Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs review
Buy Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs on Amazon
RSPB Silhouette Classic Apex Nest Box, £18.99
RSPB Silhouette Classic Apex Nest Box
A great gift for a bird lover, the Classic Apex Nest Box from the RSPB is made from FSC-certified timber. The lack of perch prevents unwanted visitors from lurking at the entrance, menacing the birds within.
Buy RSPB Silhouette Classic Apex Nest Box at RSPB
Kew Gardens adopt a seed programme, £25
Kew Gardens Adopt a Seed Program
As part of Kew Gardens’ important conservation work, it holds over 36,000 species of wild plant species in the Millennium Seed Bank. A range of these seeds are available for ‘adoption’ and can be gifted – a novel, eco-conscious option for Mother’s Day. There are 25 seed packages to choose from and a certificate is included with the purchase.
Buy Adopt a Seed programme at Kew
Flower Pressing Gift Kit, £32.99
Flower Pressing Gift Kit
Just the thing for creative gardeners, this flower press allows them to preserve the flowers and foliage of their most cherished plants. A Mother’s Day gift that endures.
Buy Flower Pressing Gift Kit at RHS
RSPB Dewdrop Bee Biome, £17.99
RSPB Dewdrop Bee Biome
The Dewdrop Bee Biome from the RSPB contains bamboo nesting tubes for solitary bees and provides shelter for beneficial bugs. Hang it in a sheltered, sunny position.
Buy the Dewdrop Bee Biome from the RSPB
Hanging Open Terrarium, £18.99
Hanging Open Terrarium
This unusual terrarium is shaped like a teardrop and is suspended, rather than sitting on a surface. It’s a great way to show off cacti and succulents.
Buy Hanging Open Terrarium from Amazon
Personalised Denim Gardening Apron, £29.95
Personalised Denim Gardening Apron
For a personal touch, this denim gardening apron can be printed with any chosen name or simply with ‘Mum’ or ‘Granny’. It includes four handy pockets for gardening tools or accessories while working.
Buy Personalised Denim Gardening Apron at Not on the High Street
The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers from Seed, £13.99
The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers from Seed
The Flower Garden is a lavishly illustrated guide to raising flowers from seed by Clare Foster and photographer Sabrina Ruber. A Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving, throughout the year.
Buy The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers from Seed on Amazon
12-month subscription to BBC Gardener’s World Magazine, £44.99
Get 12 issues of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine for £44.99
A gift subscription to BBC Gardener’s World Magazine provides year-round advice and inspiration, plus a wealth of subscriber-only offers and discounts. Plus, there are extra pages every issue, a special subscriber-edition cover and free delivery – the perfect Mother’s Day gardening gift.
Gift a subscription to BBC Gardener’s World Magazine