Written by Victoria Purcell

3 reasons to visit an RHS Garden Centre this Christmas

As gardens turn to shades of red, brown and frosty white, it’s time to head to your local Christmas garden centre to shop everything you need to conjure up the festive spirit. From Christmas decorations to gifts and trees to winter tablescaping, here are three reasons to head to your nearest RHS Garden Centre…

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Christmas gifts and decorations from RHS Garden Centres

Festive homeware and lighting from RHS Garden Centres

1. Seasonal and sustainable decor

As well as the tree adorned with gorgeous Christmas decorations, fill your home beautiful seasonal flowers and plants, from festive wreaths to Christmas plants like poinsettia, phalaenopsis and azalea – all of which you can find at your local RHS Garden Centre.

You don’t have to stick to the deep reds associated with Christmas – RHS Garden Centres stock seasonal houseplants in a wide range of colours and patterns, as well as an expanded range of eco-friendly, sustainable decorations for the home.

Beautiful paper garlands in bright festive colours, fold-away paper Christmas trees, felt flora and fauna and sustainable ornaments all offer festive colour while helping keep the planet green.

2. A nature-inspired Christmas

Family, friends, loved ones and that tricky person that’s difficult to buy for… RHS Garden Centres have plenty of Christmas gift inspiration. For those who love to entertain, the RHS Exclusive Snowdrop range of etched glassware by UK designer Emma Britton could be just the ticket. The limited-edition collection, a festive interpretation of the successful Iris glassware range launched earlier this year, includes a set of champagne flutes, wine glasses, hi-balls and carafes great for gifting and for festive entertaining.

There’s also a carefully curated collection of jewellery inspired by colours and silhouettes found in nature, as well as the RHS Exclusive English Garden collection of delicately fragranced soaps, UK made body lotions, bath salts and hand-poured candles in miniature recycled glass milk bottles.

The RHS Exclusive Snowdrop collection of etched glassware by UK designer Emma Britton

The RHS Snowdrop collection of etched glassware by Emma Britton

3. Gardening gifts galore

RHS plant pots are iconic, so what better gift for a houseplant lover than a rustic, cracked glazed pot featuring illustrations from the RHS Lindley Library of historic botanic art?

Needless to say, shopping for the gardener in your life is easy with the RHS. The RHS British Meadow collection of gardening tools and accessories showcases beautiful illustrations from the RHS archives. For a small stocking filler, check out the RHS exclusive collection of eco-friendly garden twine, jute and composting sacks, or botanical reads.

For kids, aside from a fabulous selection of toys, stationery and gardening accessories, there’s a lovely selection of plantable books for children to read, grow and enjoy. It’s the perfect way to start younger ones on their gardening journey.

Gardening gifts from the RHS

The RHS British Meadow collection of gardening tools and accessories

Your nearest RHS Christmas Garden Centre…

The RHS has five garden centres around the country, to find your nearest, visit shop.rhs.org.uk/store-locator. You can also shop online at rhsshop.co.uk

 

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