A busy working life may make it difficult to source the right plants for your garden, but gardening subscription boxes and gardening kits save you time, delivering anything from seeds to gardening kit, to helpful gardening instructions straight to your door. This convenience has given gardening kits and subscription boxes a growing niche among subscription-style services, delivering houseplants, seeds and vegetables direct to your door every month, season or just when you need them.
To get the most out of your gardening subscription box you’ll need the right tools. See our expert-tested review of the best trowels and our guide to the best watering cans for help planting and watering. Our guides to the best cold frames and the best cloches will give your new plants some added protection.
The best gardening subscription boxes and kits in 2023
For gardeners keen to cut down on waste, Oddbox delivers the wonky and excess vegetables most supermarkets reject. They also have a handy blog, which features several useful gardening guides on growing your own fruit and veg, including from food scraps. With Oddbox, you can sign up for weekly vegetable deliveries, or just order individual boxes according to your needs, and you can customise the ingredients and size of your box too.
Price: from £10.99 per box
Buy or subscribe at Oddbox
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For gardeners looking to grow their own food, Flourishy is a seasonal subscription box that helps you to create a vibrant vegetable garden. Delivering four boxes a year, one each season, each box is tailor-made to provide the essentials for growing and maintaining your veg garden at that time of year. From seeds to watering cans to hand soap, Flourishy includes a balance of gardening essentials, kit, and luxuries. As a bonus, the length of your subscription is up to you. Opt-in for just one season, half a year, or more but subscribe for a year and you’ll get a copy of Monty Don’s The Complete Gardener included.
Buy a subscription to Flourishy at Not on the High Street
Plant Rescue Box
The Plant Rescue box gives plants destined for the bin a second chance. Each order from this subscription service has two-to four selected rescued plants, which would have otherwise been thrown away by garden centres for having minor imperfections, or not selling well enough. The Plant Rescuer offers a variety of different plant packages, including houseplants, herbs and unusual or rare plants. The Plant Rescue Box is distributed through suppliers, and is regularly restocked. To see a list of all Plant Rescue Box suppliers, please see The Plant Rescuer.
Price: from £11 per box
British Seed Subscriptions
This subscription service delivers British-grown wildflower seeds once a month for you to sow in your garden. Wildflowers are a magnet for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, many of which are in decline. The package arrives with fact cards and it's possible to add personal messages to the first box, if you’re purchasing the subscription as a gift.
Price: £36.99 (for three months)
Buy British Seed Subscription at Not on the High Street
Are you an aspiring florist? Freddie’s Flowers deliver fresh flowers to your home each week, with a clear guide to arranging them. Flower food (in fast-biodegrading sachets) is included and you can opt in and out of deliveries online if you need to skip a week.
Price: From £25 per delivery
Subscribe to Freddie’s Flowers at Freddie's Flowers
Lazy Flora offers a monthly delivery service, designed with busy, urban households in mind. You can choose indoor or outdoor plants, or a combination of both. Plus, there are pet-friendly options and you can pay upfront or in ongoing monthly payments.
Price: from £24 (per month)
Buy Lazy Flora subscription at Lazy Flora
With a subscription to Bloombox Club, you’ll receive one surprise, low-maintenance plant in an attractive ceramic pot. Delivery is included in the price and you can choose whether you’d like a fresh plant every month or once a quarter. A care guide is also included.
Price: from £35 (per month)
Buy Bloombox Club subscription at Bloombox Club
Bloom and Wild
Bloom and Wild offer a broad range of subscription options, most of which are delivered in letterbox-sized packages so they can be easily posted through the door. You can choose flowers in bloom or buds which are getting ready to open, as well as ‘luxe’ bouquets and non-letterbox, hand-tied bunches. There’s also the option to schedule flowers every week, fortnight or month with plenty of gift-specific varieties, too.
Price: from £20 (per delivery)
Buy Bloom and Wild subscription at Bloom and Wild
A delivery from Seed Pantry allows you to select six seed varieties for your box. A great gardening gift idea, each delivery is tailored to the season, so they’ll arrive at the right time for sowing. You can opt to receive flower, veg or herb seeds, or a combination and you can skip, pause or cancel deliveries at any point.
Price: £13.99 (per month)
Buy Grow Club Discovery Box from Seed Pantry
Wildflower Seed and Stationery Subscription
This subscription from Seedlings Cards and Gifts arrives in three monthly deliveries. The attractive gift box contains prints, badges and seed-collecting envelopes, along with seeds of pollinator-friendly wildflowers.
Price: £36.99 (for three months)
Buy Wildflower Seed and Stationery Subscription at Not on the High Street
The Real Flower Company
For a luxury gift subscription option, The Real Flower company offer monthly bouquet deliveries in six-month commitments. The company’s garden roses are grown on English and Fairtrade farms and all of their arrangements are rated by scent on a scale from one (mild) to 10 (strong).
Price: £372.00 (for six months)
Buy The Real Flower Company Six Month Bouquet Deliveries at The Real Flower Company
This product guide was last updated in June 2023. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.