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25+ of the best Mother’s Day gardening gifts

Published: Thursday, 3 March, 2022 at 12:40 pm

Our round up of Mother's Day gifts for a green-fingered mum, including garden tools, accessories and great days out.

Flowers are a classic Mother’s Day gift, but there’s more to Mother’s Day. If you’ve got a meadow-loving mum or a green-fingered gran, why not go the extra mile with a gardening gift?

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We’ve collected some of the best Mother’s Day gifts on the market to help you find the perfect present. From memberships to gardens and gardening gift sets, to a wide range of personalised garden kit, there’s something for every special mum.

We’ve also included some of our BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy-winning tools, which were put to the test by our expert reviewers and came out on top. You’ll know that you’re getting your mum the very best. We also only include plants and seeds that are suited to this time of year, so everything featured here is horticulturally relevant.

For more Mother’s Day gift inspiration, take a look at our guide to 65+ of the best gardening gifts for 2022, or be inspired by our guide to wildlife gifts.

Looking for a garden-themed Mother’s Day card? Try Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, John Lewis, OhhDear, Paperchase, and Scribbler.

To send a bouquet of fresh, seasonal flowers, check out our guide to the best flower delivery services, or try Bloom & Wild, Arena, Eflorist, or Bloombox.

25+ of the best Mother’s Day gardening gifts

1

Engraved Terracotta Name Pot

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Engraved Terracotta Name Pot

Personalise a handmade terracotta plant pot with this engraving service from Letterfest. Each pot can be engraved with three lines of text, so you can include a thoughtful message. For an extra £3, you can also include herb, flower, or chilli seeds, so your mum can get growing too.

Price: £42

Buy an Engraved Terracotta Name Pot from Letterfest


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Dianthus 'I Love you'

For a time-honoured gardening gift, try carnations. Not only will they look great potted up on a patio or planted in a flowerbed, but carnations are the flower associated with Mother’s Day. They make a thoughtful, traditional gift.

Price: £7.99

Buy Dianthus 'I Love you' from Crocus


3

Garden Shed Gin

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Garden Shed Gin

Distilled using common backyard botanicals like burdock, dandelion root, and lavender, this dry, London-style gin makes a great garden-themed gift. Plus, a percentage of the profits are donated to Trees4Scotland and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, so you can do some good too.

Price: £36.95

Buy the Garden Shed Gin from Master of Malt

For more advice on gin gifts, check out these expert gin taste tests from our colleagues at BBC Good Food.


4

British Seed Subscription at Not on the High Street

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British Seed Subscription

To make sowing easier, try this British seed subscription, which will send your mum native British wildflower seeds once a month. She’ll be sent a personalised note about the subscription, fact cards about the seeds included, and a seed box.

Price: from £36.99

Buy British Seed Subscription at Not on the High Street

If you'd like more advice on seed subscriptions, take a look at out guide to the best gardening subscription boxes.


5

Chocolate Gardening Selection Box

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Chocolate Gardening Selection Box

Chocolates are a popular Mother’s Day gift, but they can be a little impersonal. Give a garden-loving mum thoughtful handmade Belgian chocolates, featuring cute garden-themed designs.

Price: £12

Buy the Chocolate Gardening Selection Box from Not on the High Street


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BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Subscription

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Subscription

You could also give your mum a subscription to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. Not only will she be sent the magazine every month, but she’ll also receive free seeds and access to the Secret Garden for exclusive advice and inspiration. The subscription also includes reward pages and extra content in every copy, plus exclusive money-saving offers, competitions and discounts, and much, much more.

There’s currently an offer on subscriptions. You can save 39% on a subscription and receive Gardening at Longmeadow by Monty Don. Subscribe before 29 March for just £44.99 every 12 issues and receive our May issue, which includes our famous 2 for 1 Gardens Entry Card & Guide.

Price: £44.99

Buy a BBC Gardener’s World Magazine Subscription


7

Thompson & Morgan Gin Garden Gift Set

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Thompson & Morgan Gin Garden Gift Set

Elevate their everyday gin and tonic with a home-grown garnish. This planter and seed set will help your mum grow cucumber, rosemary, basil and thyme, and give this classic drink a personal touch.

Price: £19.99

Buy the Thompson & Morgan Gin Garden Gift Set from Amazon


8

Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can

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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.

Price: £65

Buy Copper Indoor Watering Can at Farrer and Tanner


9

RHS Gift Membership

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RHS Gift Membership

Not only will your mum be able to visit all five of the Royal Horticultural Society gardens, she’ll also have access to more than 200 partner gardens. Subscription to The Garden magazine is included as well as personalised garden advice, a £5 voucher, free seeds, and a free RHS tote bag.

Price: from £69

Buy an RHS Membership from the RHS


10

Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners’ Hand Cream

Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream
Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream

This hand cream is specifically designed to soothe skin and restore moisture after gardening. With soft shea butter and macadamia oil, it’s just the thing to pamper your mum’s hands.

Price: £19.16 (75ml)

Buy Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream from OnBuy

For more inspiration, take a look at our guide to the best hand creams for gardeners.


11

Personalised Garden Trug

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Personalised Garden Trug

Trugs are ideal for carrying tools and cut flowers, as well as foraged fruit and berries, and will even add a touch of style to the home when left out on display. For a truly personal gift, choose one of 12 colours, and add a personalised message to the side of the trug.

Price: £48

Buy the Personalised Garden Trug from PlantABox


12

The Gardeners’ World Almanac

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The Gardeners’ World Almanac: A month-by-month guide to your gardening year

With expert advice from Gardeners’ World favourites like Monty Don and Carol Klein, this practical guide will take your mum month-by month through the gardening year, to help her plan and create her ideal garden.

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Price: RRP £16.99

Buy The Gardeners’ World Almanac from Amazon, Bookshop.org, or Waterstones

For more gardening books, try our guide to the best gardening books, or the books section of our guide to gardening gifts. For inspiration around garden planning, try our guide to the best gardening journals and planners for 2022.


13

Personalised Garden Tool Belt

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Personalised Garden Tool Belt

Ensure your mum is prepared for a busy day in the garden with this nifty tool belt. Designed to hold secateurs, gloves, seeds and other bits and bobs, it can be personalised too.

Price: £32

Buy a Personalised Garden Tool Belt at Not on the High Street


14

Indoor Allotment

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Indoor Allotment

Kitchen herbs bring complex, natural flavour to any dish. This mini allotment will keep everything together, in a fun but practical planter with space for three little pots. What’s more, the shed isn’t just for decoration - your mum can open the door and store snips, soil pellets, and packs of coriander, basil, and oregano seeds, which are all included.

Price: £29.99

Buy the Indoor Allotment from Prezzybox


15

Personalised Denim Gardening Apron

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Personalised Denim Gardening Apron

Gardening can be messy work, but an apron will help keep your mum mud-free, as well as offering useful pockets for little tools and packets of seeds. Made from hard-wearing denim, it can be personalised with your mum’s name.

Price: £29.95

Buy Personalised Denim Gardening Apron at Not on the High Street


16

William Morris at Home Dove & Rose Gardening Glove Kit

For a practical gift, consider this William Morris set. The sturdy gardening gloves feature Morris’ iconic Strawberry Thief design, and come with a scented vegan hand cream to rejuvenate mum’s hands after a day in the garden.

Price: £9.99

Buy the William Morris at Home Dove & Rose Gardening Glove Kit from John Lewis


17

Jane Austen Flowers Growbar

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Jane Austen Flowers Growbar

Literary mums might like the Jane Austen Flowers Growbar. Just add water to this neat collection of seeds to grow some of the flowers mentioned in the iconic author’s letters, and bring a touch of the Regency to any garden. If she's not a fan of Austen, they have other fascinating collections of historical horticulture, such as a Victorian Flowers Growbar, an Artists' Flowers Growbar, and collections of Medieval, Roman, and Biblical herbs.

Price: £12.50

Buy the Jane Austen Flowers Growbar on Etsy


18

Woven Black Bow & Trim Fedora Hat

Ensure your mum has stylish sun protection with this gorgeous, woven straw sunhat from Oliver Bonas.

Price: £26

Buy a Woven Black Bow & Trim Fedora Hat from Oliver Bonas


19

Garden Gift Set Socks 3-Pack

Socks are always a welcome gift. Help your mum keep comfy in the vegetable patch with this gardening-themed collection from Happy Socks.

Price: £25.56

Buy the Garden Gift Set Socks 3-Pack from Happy Socks


20

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Scented Candle

Fill your mum’s home with the floral scents of Kew. This pure soy wax candle is presented in contemporary frosted glass, and is available in Wild Fig, Lily and Cotton, Fern and Fir, Damson and Jasmine, and Samphire.

Price: £21.99

Buy the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Wild Fig Scented Candle, 220g from John Lewis


21

Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs

Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs
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.

Price: RRP £42

Buy Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs on Amazon

Read the full Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs review.

For more, check out our tests of the best secateurs.


22

Pocket Flower Press

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Pocket Flower Press

Giving your mum flowers on Mother’s Day? Why not add this pocket flower press so she can preserve them for years? Remember, never pick endangered species or flowers in National Nature Reserves.

Price: £12.95

Buy the Pocket Flower Press from Not on the High Street


23

Shesali Artisan Bird Nester

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Wildlife World Artisan Nester Shesali

Wildlife loving mums will like this artisan nester. It’s made from recycled saris in Fairtrade workshops in Bangladesh, so it offers both a home for baby birds and a fair wage for the craftspeople that made it.

Price: £17.99

Buy the Shesali Artisan Bird Nester from Ethical Superstore

For more wildlife gift inspiration, check out our guides to nesting boxes, bird baths, and hedgehog houses, or take a look at the wildlife section of our guide to the best gardening gifts.


24

Gold Leaf The Dry Touch Gloves

Gardeners World Magazine Review of Gold Leaf The Dry Touch Gloves
Gardeners World Magazine Review of Gold Leaf The Dry Touch Gloves

These BBC Gardeners World Magazine Best Buy-winning gloves combine lightweight comfort with hard-wearing durability. They’re nimble enough for fine-detail work like weeding and are also water-repellent. However, they’re leather, so if your mum is vegan or vegetarian consider animal-friendly alternatives, like Best Buy winners, the Clip Glove Bamboo Fibre.

Price: £19.54

Buy Gold Leaf The Dry Touch Gloves from Crocus

Read the full Gold Leaf The Dry Touch Gloves review.

For more, check out our tests of the best gardening gloves.


25

RHS Burgon & Ball Flora & Fauna Kneeler

RHS Burgon and Ball Flora and Flauna Kneeling Pad
RHS Burgon and Ball Flora and Flauna Kneeling Pad

Gardening is a relaxing hobby, but hours spent kneeling in damp grass can take their toll. Bring a bit of comfort into the garden with this attractive kneeler. Thanks to a beautiful design taken from the RHSLindley Library, it’s less utilitarian than other kneelers, but its memory foam padding will keep your mum comfortable and dry.

Price: £19.99

Buy RHS Burgon & Ball Flora & Fauna Kneeler on Amazon

For more, take a look at our guide to the best kneelers.


26

Personalised Copper Trowel

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Personalised Copper Trowel

A good trowel is an essential companion in the garden. Transform it into a thoughtful gift for your mum by adding a personalised message.

Price: £21

Buy the Personalised Copper Trowel from Not on the High Street

For more, check out tests of the best garden hand trowels.


27

Burgon and Ball Hip Trug

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Burgon and Ball Hip Trug

We love this inventive little trug from Burgon and Ball. Designed to sit on your mum’s hip, it offers a hands-free way of collecting snips of deadheaded roses or for harvesting strawberries in the summer.

Price: £15.99

Buy the Burgon and Ball Hip Trug from Suttons

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This product guide was last updated in March 2022. We apologise if anything has changed in pric or availability.

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