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Make your Mum’s day with the best gardening gifts

Mother’s Day falls on 14 May this year – so now is the time to get organised. If you have a green-thumb of a mum to buy for, or if you would like to drop some hints on what you might like, here’s our pick of gardening gifts for Mother’s Day.

The Lawn Lover

Hori Hori knife digging through dirt

If the lawn is your mum’s pride joy,  you might like to take a look at our hand held garden rakes & weeders collection.  It includes smaller hand tools like our clever Nisaku Hori Hori Knife which is a perfect combination of a trowel, knife and saw, best tool for tackling those persistent weeds. There’s also larger tools like the timeless and classic looking Burgon & Ball half moon lawn edger for the crispest of edges. And of course, there’s a selection of shears, ideal for tackling shaggy growth along edges and in corners where the mower can’t get. There’s lots of ideas here to help keep any lawn looking luscious and lovely.

The Seed Sower

child watering a raised garden bed with a haws copper watering can

If you’re mum enjoys sowing from seed, we’d probably direct you to our Seeds & Propagation collection. This is packed with handy bits and bobs for jobs around the potting shed – sowing, transplanting, potting on. It includes our popular Ryset Mini Greenhouse, along with the Ryset Seed Starter Mat and Ryset Seedling Heat Mat will have mum have her own production favourite veggies and flowers in no time.  If you want to go that extra mile, our Haws Rowley Ripple watering cans are perfect for watering seedlings.  The detachable brass rose produces a fine watering spray that is gentle for delicate seeds and seedlings without washout and is presented in a handsome gift box.  Our Seeds & Propagation collection is great for stocking filler ideas too, or for making up a mix’n’match personal potting hamper.

The Romantic Gardener

burgon ball sophie conran tool bag kneeler apron gloves and tools on garden steps next to a burgon ball slate watering can and pot plants full of flowers

Now, if your mum loves to capture the romance of pottering in the garden and have the tools to match, you will be spoilt for choice with our Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball collection and the elegant Burgon & Ball RHS Floral Collection. This collection is not only practical, but simply gorgeous too! From beautifully gift-boxed hand tools to elegant gardening accessories in an elegant and pretty design, in a choice of colours and patterns, there’s something here for everyone who loves a classic look.

Alternatively, maybe a smart new seed storage tin would tick all the boxes? You’ll find a range of seed tins, caddies, bird seed tins and tool racks in our Storage & Toolbags collection.

The Veggie Patcher

ryset multi-purpose triagle head weeder in a garden

If your mum likes to get down and dirty in her veggie patch, we’d probably pick something with a ‘no-frills’ feel. Tools are a safe bet however your gardener is likely to already have their own favourites when it comes to forks and spades. Instead try something ‘a bit different’ is a good idea. One of our most popular tools for working in the veggie patch is our Ryset Multi Purpose Weeder . It’s a super-tough weeder that can be used as both a push and a pull hoe makes short work of weeds. 

Another option for your mum might be our Kneeler & Knee Pads collection of memory foam kneelers and knee pads. Knees have never known comfort like it! They are available in a wide selection of colours and designs, so there’s bound to be one to bring them joy when they’re on their plot.

The Patio Gardener

wolf-garten mini tool bundle mini pointy hoe mini flat hoe mini weeding cultivator mini handle hand fork hand transplanting trowel mini shrub rake

For mums who like practicality,  Wolf-Garten 7 Piece Mini Tool Bundle, is a real beauty! Ideal for reaching the intricate places in pots and small gardens, this mini tool bundle is perfect for a full-size garden, containers and pots.  With only one handle to click in the multi-change attachments and the lightweight garden trowel and flower fork, the garden you can get to work without carrying a bucket full of tools. With a 10-year guarantee, this eye-catching and extremely practical tool bundle is a real treat to use

Another handy tool for container gardening is the long thin trowel from our Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran collection. It’s really useful for planting or weeding in densely-planted pots, and it comes in a lovely gift box too!

Maybe your gardener plants in raised beds, in which case they might find longer-reach tools handy. Our Burgon & Ball Mid Handled Garden Bundle gives that bit of extra reach just when you need it.

The Houseplanter

jute plant pot with three black horizontal stripes

If your mum loves her houseplants, we have lots of ideas for the home, too. You might check out our secateurs collection for a selection of cutting tools to care for their plants.  Even a set of tiny terrarium tools for precision working with compost and gravel top finishes. Then we have a big choice of stylish indoor plant pots designed for the latest trends in interiors. Designs range from tiny hanging pots like the Dotty Mini Vase Trio.  These little bud vases have a half-glazed feature with interesting textures and bring soft coastal colours to the home. They look great on a shelf, windowsill or mantelpiece, as well as a beautiful table decoration. Floral arrangements in groups of small vases are very much on trend right now, and these vases look adorable with a few dainty stems of her favourite flowers, throughout the season.  Or you can opt for larger pots like the Garden Trading Jute Pot, ideal for larger statement houseplants. Our pots have all been sized to be compatible with the most popular sizes of plants sold in garden centres, so putting a plant-and-pot combo together is super easy!

One of our favourites, any mum is sure to fall in love with the Haws Fazeley Flow watering can.  This watering can is fundamental for all your houseplant needs, it’s small, practical with eye-catching good looks. It’s elegantly curved, non-drip spout, this little watering can provides pinpoint watering; essential when watering potted plants. There’s no better way to brighten up a windowsill than with a beautifully potted plant, but the last thing you need is a drippy watering can that leaves marks behind from drips and spills. This spout is designed to get right down to soil level and prevent any damage to your beloved furniture whilst still providing a consistent, steady flow.


So why not make Mum’s day this Mother’s Day, by treating her to some gorgeous gardening goodies?  If you already know what product you are after, explore our Gifts For Her page.