Give your mom a gardening gift for Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to visit garden centers and horticulture and tool specialists online to find the perfect gift for your gardener mom. Here are some suggestions…

1. Succulent Living Wreaths, from £98 for a 12 inch wreath, The Little Hanging Garden Company (

A luscious gift that keeps on giving – you can hang these wreaths on the front door or on an outside porch, which should give your mom color and interest all year round. The attractive circular gardens feature a deep handmade copper frame lined with burlap or moss, filled with specially mixed soil and planted with perennial, evergreen and succulent specimens.

2. Pedigree V&A fork and trowel, £28 each (

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This beautiful new collection from Bulldog Tools features a hand trowel and fork (purchased separately) packaged in durable heritage-patterned gift boxes, while the stainless steel tools themselves bear beautifully etched designs from the V&A archives on their blades. .

3. Indoor plant mister, £24.99, Burgon & Ball (

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If she has a thing for houseplants, give her this stylish mister, which uses an ultra-fine spray to gently hydrate plants and give tropical species the humidity they need. Available in silver, stone or charcoal grey.

4. Women’s Garden Ankle Ultralight Boots, £34.99, Leon Boots Co. (

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These super lightweight wellies come in six bright colors, from yellow and blue to fuchsia pink, with liners you can remove and wash when you need them. Ideal for mums who want to potter in beds, borders or vegetable gardens and keep their feet warm and dry without the need for thick socks.

5. Weber Deluxe Grill Basket, £26.49 (


For the woman who wants to cook outside in the spring, this versatile stainless steel basket is ideal for grilling vegetables and small pieces of meat – and fits all Weber charcoal, gas and electric barbecues. It may be a gift for her, but the whole family could soon enjoy the results.

6. Coffee Break Birdwatching Basket, £36.01, RSPB (


If your mum loves birdwatching in her garden, this gift should provide everything she needs in an eco-friendly basket – containing a ceramic robin feeder perfect for serving up seed and suet snacks, plus a bird mug and organic coffee.

7. Box of wildflower seeds from Mum’s Meadow Seedball, £6.50 (


If she’s in the mood to reseed part of her garden, this limited-edition box might be for her. It contains 20 balls of seeds with a mixture of buttercup, white daisy, red clover, self-heal and yarrow seeds, based on the ever-popular assortment created by the charity for conservation, Plantlife.

8. 18V ONE+ 2-in-1 Cordless Shear & Brushcutter, £72.99, Ryobi (


For the mom who likes to keep her shrubs neat and tidy and her topiary just right, this is an ideal tool for trimming and sculpting small shrubs and hedges. It has two attachments – a longer blade and a shorter shear blade (batteries and charger sold separately).

9. National Trust ‘Under The Canopy’ Kneelo Garden Kneeler, £20.99, and Gardening Gloves, £16.99, Burgon & Ball (

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Featuring the latest design from the National Trust’s collaboration with Burgon & Ball, this blue and green ‘Under the Canopy’ print celebrates the beauty and subtle textures of the landscapes of our beloved countryside. A percentage of the turnover will go to the National Trust.

10: Tree-Hanging Fat Ball Bird Feeders, £16.99,


Give mom – and the birds – a treat for wildlife with a hanging fat ball bird feeder inspired by the seed pods of Kigelia Africana, the African sausage tree. With plenty of room to perch, the feeders, made from steel with a spun copper lid, are ideal for hanging from branches or garden fences.

11. Pure Gardener Gift Set, £55 (

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If you want to pamper yourself with an eco-friendly touch, give your mum this gift set from Pure Lakes, who manufacture all of their products in the Lake District using natural, biodegradable ingredients. Includes moisturizing hand balm, muscle and joint bath and balm, and gardener’s skin repair bar – perfect for soothing hard-working hands and soothing tired limbs.

12. National Trust Vierno Diner Feeder, £12.45, Vivara (


This sleek ceramic feeder, finished in a lovely teal hue, will hang on any suitable branch, bracket or feeder holder and is ideal for filling with seed mixes or suet pellets. Comes with a strong hanging wire.

13. Garden Organic Gardening Workshop, online webinars from around £30 for non-members; in-person workshops, £45 for non-members (

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If your mother wants to learn more about gardening, a place in one of Garden Organic’s workshops – on topics such as planning your plot, successful composting or growing winter vegetables – would make a memorable gift. Choose from online webinars or in-person workshops at Garden Organic’s new learning and demonstration garden in Ryton, Coventry.

14. Southwold Lobster Potted Plant Stand, from £130, Harrod Horticultural (

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Your mum can keep her taller, more limber plants from toppling over with a durable and stylish ‘lobster pot’ stand, RHS approved and handcrafted in Suffolk – the distressed patina will make an impressive feature in beds and borders. Available in three sizes and no assembly required.

15. Fiskars Solid Bypass Pruner P121, £9.99, Newgate Nurseries ( and other online retailers)


Spring is pruning time, so get your mom a new pair of pruners. This lightweight, economical pruner is ideal for thin branches and stems and comfortable to use thanks to its lightweight FiberComp handle and open lock. The coating on the blade is rust resistant, so it should last a long time.

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