Sneak Preview - Christmas 2015
Plants4Presents finalise gift selections for the Festive Season
This Sussex company continues to grow from strength to strength and in light of 16% increase in sales so far in 2015, they are preparing for their busiest Christmas ever.
The demand for quality gift plants continues to rise and in preparation Plants4Presents are launching their Christmas gift range much earlier this year.
Firm favourites from last year include a great range of drink related gifts from Mulled Wine and Sloe Gin Gift Sets to ever popular Lemon Trees with a Gin and Tonic. Traditional poinsettias, hyacinths, festive planters and holly trees will be included again as well as a Plants4Presents signature 'Christmas Bay Trees' so there really is something to suit every home and every taste.
Over the coming weeks Plants4Presents will also be launching a couple of exciting new gift sets for 2015 - aimed at the tea drinkers and wine lovers out there - Watch this space for more information.
Perfect Planters for Mothers Day
Spring planted arrangement for indoors and out will last so much longer than a bunch of flowers.
These planters are freshly made up at our Sussex nursery using locally grown seasonal plants and bulbs. Available in sturdy wooden troughs for the doorstep or in classic cream and pink metal for indoors. Plants4Presents can even make planters up to your specifications to include particular colours or flowers.
So whether your mum is a girly, girl and likes her pinks or whether she prefers the bright yellows of daffodils or the scent of hyacinths, we have the perfect planter to make her day and prices start from just £17.
Launched in 2004, we are a family run business and we take pride in our customer service and our innovative range of plants. Offering over 100 seasonal plant gifts each week, from herbs and bulbs, to flowering garden plants, citrus trees and unusual edibles.
Because we specialise in gift plants, we know how important the delivery is and carefully gift wrap and box all our plants by hand and include a full size handwritten greeting card in every box.
Gifts to Grow with your Relationship
A twist on the romantic classic
This year Plants4Presents are offering these luxury living rose bushes for Valentines that will not only bring a smile on the big day but can be planted in the garden to grow and bloom year in year out.A Dozen roses with a difference
Delivered as pictured with at least 12 buds and opening blooms these roses have been bred specially to bloom at this time of year. After flowering and once the weather is warmer, they can be planted out in the garden where they will return to a regular summer flowering pattern and will grow on, producing ruby blooms year after year.
To make this Valentine's gift extra special, each rose bush is presented in an attractive wicker basket with a bow and includes a delicious lime and vanilla chocolate heart from artisan chocolate makers, Montezumas.
Plants4Presents specialise in gift plants and carefully gift wrap and box all their plants by hand at the Sussex nursery and include a full size handwritten greeting card in every box.
A great twist on the classic bunch of roses, these Valentine's Rose bushes are available for just £35 + £7 delivery and can be ordered up to 2pm on Friday 13th February for delivery on Valentine's Day. Order Now
Launched in 2004, Plants4Presents is a family run business who take pride in their customer service and their innovative range of plants. Offering over 100 seasonal plant gifts each week, from romantic gifts for valentines, to flowering garden plants, citrus trees, herbs and unusual edibles.
Fruity and Festive Gifts for Christmas
Plants4Presents launch new gifts for Christmas
What could be fresher than a cocktail made with your own ingredients? Our fabulously fruity Sloe Gin Gift Set features a bottle of sloe gin, a miniature sloe bush and a gorgeous calamondin.
Combine the sloe gin with the tangy orange of the calamondin fruit for a truly tantalising taste (£45) Buy Now
For something delightfully different to decorate your doorstep try a lovely pair of Lollipop Holly Trees. With their rich red berries and tasteful ribbon trim, they could also offer a chic alternative to a Christmas tree for those with smaller homes. Just plant in the garden after the festivities to enjoy their beauty for years to come. £60 for a pair, £40 for one. Buy Now
Send a loved one a florally festive gift of Paperwhite Daffodils. Beautifully presented in a silver pot, these flowers will make a charming centrepiece for the dinner table or an attractive adornment for a mantelpiece. Give the gift of Christmas in bloom for just £20. Buy Now
Gorgeous Gifts for Mums
Plants4Presents launch new gifts for Mothers Day
Make Mum smile with a planter that’s as pretty as she is. Perfectly pink and peppered with cheerful blooms, this painted planter will bring a splash of spring colour to a sunny windowsill or doorstep. (£25)
Mums with a zest for life will love the opportunity to grow their own gin and tonic. No ordinary G & T, this one has a fragrant Elderflower twist. The gift includes a leafy lemon tree with miniature bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin and Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic and a young elderflower sapling (£39).
A sniff of this gorgeous gardenia and Mum will think you’ve been heaven-scent. With its lollipop-shaped burst of evergreen leaves and fragrant cream flowers, this striking houseplant will thrive in a sunny spot.
Plants4Presents deliver all over the country from their Sussex nursery and every plant is packed with care with a handwritten greeting card. Order by 4pm on Thursday 27th March for delivery on our standard service or by 2pm on Friday for Saturday deliveries
Romantic Gifts for Valentines Day 2014
Plants4Presents launch new gifts for Valentines
Plants and flowers have been associated with romantic love since medieval times and what better way to celebrate our modern Valentine’s day than with beautiful plants that will last and last.
From the romantic heart shaped flowers of anthuriums, to elegant orchids and quirky myrtle balls, Plants4Presents have something to celebrate every love affair. Of course no Valentines selection would be complete without the classic red rose and we’re delighted to launch these cute red roses presented in a special heart-covered pot just for Valentines.
Available up to 4pm on Thursday 13th February for delivery on Valentine’s day this twist on the valentines classic will out-bloom and out-last a traditional bouquet and can even be planted out in the garden in the spring for a repeat display year after year.
Plants4Presents deliver all over the country from their Sussex nursery and every plant is packed with care with a handwritten greeting card. There’s no limit on the length of the message so there’s no excuse not to add a sonnet, a poem or your own very special message before it’s giftwrapped and delivered.
New gifts for Christmas 2013
Plants4Presents launch fabulous new gift sets for the festive season
Plants4Presents seasonal gift collections include over 100 different fruiting and flowering plants at any one time and the selection changes on a weekly basis to reflect what’s in season and at its best.
For Christmas 2013 alongside their traditional festive offerings like poinsettias, hyacinths and decorated christmas tres, Plants4Presents have launched some stunning new gift ideas for 2013:
Here we have all the ingredients to make the perfect festive mulled wine. This tantalising gift set includes a beautiful fruiting orange tree, a fine bottle of Bordeaux, a sachet of spices and a special recipe to create the ultimate winter warmer.
Cost: £39 plus delivery reserve now
A fantastic long lasting gift for Christmas this gorgeous moth orchid is the easiest to keep of all the orchids and will bloom for at least six weeks. Standing at over 1 metre tall and delivered with over 25 flowers across 4 flower stems this stylish gift will brighten dark days well into the New Year. The Luxury Christmas Orchid is delivered in a choice of festive pots.
Cost: £40 plus delivery reserve now
Banish hangover horrors this Christmas with this trio of Sussex grown herbs designed to ward off the effects of the party season. A mix of rosemary, thyme, lemongrass or lemon balm, it comes with instructions to make herbal teas and cold compresses as natural hangover remedies. These stylish planters are printed with a rustic 'tis the season to be jolly' message and will thrive on a kitchen windowsill.
Cost: £25 plus delivery reserve now
Every plant is carefully gift wrapped and boxed by hand in Plants4Presents’ Sussex nursery to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. Standard delivery is just £7 per address. Delivery is available across the UK and Ireland. Order before 2pm on Friday, 20th December for Christmas delivery.
Plants4Presents celebrate Silver at RHS Hampton
Emily and Isobel were delighted to be awarded a prestigious silver medal for their Grow Your Own Curry Display at the RHS hampton court palace flower show 2013
The judges particularly praised the original nature of the theme and the quality of the plants on show. The display featured a whole range of indian and thai curry ingredients from kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass to turmeric ginger and of course chilli plants.
The display was a huge hit with visitors to the show too, many of whom had not seen these exotic herbs and spices in their natural form before.
The warm weather certainly helped make the show a success, with record visitor numbers and record sales for the Plants4Presents stand. "It takes a lot of preparation to prepare a show stand like this," says Emily, "we start planting for the display in January and are really chuffed that all our hard work has paid off"
Emily was also running talks throughout the week in the growing tastes marquee on growing and cooking with these curry ingredients at home and will be posting more recipes and top tips on her blog at www.growyourowncurry.co.uk over the summer.
In the meantime the full 'grow your own curry' range is available online for delivery across the UK via the main website at www.plants4presents.co.uk/growyourowncurry
Plants4Presents launch new Mother's Day range for 2013
At Plants4Presents mother and daughter team Isobel and Emily Rae, love their plants and have put a together a stunning collection of lasting plant gifts for Mothers Day.
Leading the show are these gorgeous pink scented camellias. Unusual as camellias don’t often have a fragrance and colourful at this time of year when there really isn’t much else going on in the garden these plants make great gifts for gardening mums. Delivered at around 80cm tall these are bushy and totally frost hardy plants that are will be just breaking into bloom for Mothering Sunday. But they won’t just bring pleasure this year, plant them in the garden and these hardy perennials will bloom each spring whatever the weather.
At Plants4Presents the dedicated team specialise in gifts and know that each gift must arrive in perfect condition. All plants are gift wrapped and boxed by hand at their Sussex nursery and delivered in custom made plant boxes with a handwritten card for that extra special touch.
This year Mother’s day is a little earlier than normal and falls on the 10th March so you’ll need to order by 2pm on Friday 8 th March to ensure that Mum’s gift gets there on time.
Plants4Presents is a family run business based in East Sussex. As well as these hardy evergreen camellias they also have a whole range of indoor and outdoor flowering plants, orchids and even citrus trees available for Mothers Day.
Grow Your Own Cocktails!
Plants4Presents launch tasty new range of plant gift sets for Christmas
Over the years Plants4Presents have developed an impressive range of nearly 100 flowering plants, edible plants and citrus trees that make perfect gifts for Christmas.
This year alongside the traditional poinsettias and hyacinths Plants4Presents are delighted to launch a range of fun gift sets specially for the festive season. Each set includes something tasty to eat straight away alongside a living plant to enjoy for many months and years to come.
Because Plants4Presents specialise in plants as gifts each plant is carefully gift wrapped and boxed by hand at the Sussex nursery to ensure it arrives in perfect condition on the day you choose. They deliver right across the country and right up until Christmas Eve but recommend choosing Thursday 20th or Friday 21st December on the online order form at www.plants4presents.co.uk.
Plants4Presents is a family business run by Emily and Isobel Rae and the emphasis is always on the service they would like to receive themselves. From the handwritten greeting card, to delivery confirmations by email, to a dedicated team on the end of the phone to help with any ongoing care advice, this is a company that always puts its customers first.
Online shop Plants4Presents are excited to launch a new behind the scenes blog as they gear up for their Grow Your Own Curry Display at Hampton Court. The display will be nearly nine months in the making and will include a healthy mix of chilli plants mixed with more exotic and unusual spices. The blog www.growyourowncurry.co.uk includes regular updates on what it takes to put together a show like this and helpful GYO factsheets to grow these ingredients at home. From ginger and turmeric to lemongrass and curry leaves there is something to tickle everyone’s tastebuds as well as a host of easy recipes to use the harvested ingredients.
With Curry still the nation’s favourite dish and unusual edible plants featuring prominently in the coverage of Chelsea flower show this week, this display is sure to be a crowd pleaser at the RHS show in July. Chillies including Scotch Bonnet and Friars Hats will form a central part of the display but also more exotic herbs and spices, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, lemongrass and the curry leaf (murraya koengii) tree.
“Planning for 2012 started for us as soon as we got back from Hampton court last year with the planting starting in earnest from the beginning of January” explains Emily Rae “We grow 3 times as many plants as needed for each display to allow for losses and selection of the best plants and it’s a nerve racking business feeding up and coddling the tropical rhizomes over the winter months to get them big enough for the displays in July.”
The idea for the ‘Grow your own Curry’ theme was put forward by Lee one of Plants4Presents nursery managers who is a big curry fan! Plants4Presents have been growing chillies, kaffir limes, ginger, turmeric and herbs and selling them as gifts for many years and will be showcasing Cardamom and Curry Leaf plants for the first time this season. Because it’s such a big project everyone in the nursery gets involved from sowing the seeds and rhizomes to painting the plant troughs and weaving the living willow structures. Even before the onsite build begins the Plants4Presents team will have racked a couple of hundred man (and woman!) hours in the nursery in growing the display plants and of course the plants for sale.
Hampton Court Flower Show takes place from the 2nd to 8th July and is officially the largest flower show in Europe. Plants4Presents will be exhibiting in both the plant village (stand TH6) and the edible tastes marquee (stand GYO8) and staff will be on hand all week to answer any questions.