Mothering Sunday is coming up quickly (it takes place on 27th March 2022!), so it’s time to start thinking about how to treat that special lady in your life – be it your own mum, a mother figure, the mother of your kids, yourself, or any other mums in your life! If this special mum is the plant and gardening-loving kind, then she’ll love these gifts for Mothering Sunday!
1. Rubus cockburnianus t-shirt from the Rude Botany range
The Rude Botany collection is the best selling range at the Mr Plant Geek Shop, with mums (and non-mums alike) donning the cheeky t-shirts displaying their favourite ‘rude’ Latin plant names!
Remember, it’s not rude, it’s just botany!
Buy the t-shirt here in a range of colours and sizes for £24 plus p&p. There’s also a 10% discount if you use the code MUM22 until 11th March 2022.
2. Dianthus Pink Kisses
Dianthus Pink Kisses are the catalyst behind a recent trend: living bouquets. These long-lasting, long-blooming plants easily replace cut flower bouquets, which really only last a couple of weeks.
This Mother’s Day, find a gorgeous Dianthus Pink Kisses plant at your local garden centre or nursery!
3. Plant Parent Mug
This Mothering Sunday, make your mum her favourite hot drink in this elegant ‘plant parent’ mug!
Buy it here for £12 at Oliver Bonas.
4. The Joy of Gardening by Ellen Mary
This book is perfect for mums who are in need of a bit of mindfulness when gardening. It teaches the habit of slowing down and appreciating all elements of gardening, from sowing seeds to harvesting veg.
Buy it here for £14.99 from Amazon.
5. Floral jumper
The garden may not be in full flower right now, but her wardrobe can be!
Buy it here at ASOS for £32.
6. Naked Ramblers Mini Planters
Another one for the mums who love a bit of cheeky humour. She’ll love shocking her guests with these naked plant companions!
Buy them here at Firebox for £12.99.
7. Rain catcher plant supports
These plant supports can be used to stake your mum’s summer bulbs as they grow! They catch the rain and intentionally rust to create a unique garden water feature.
Buy them here on Etsy from £9.99.
8. Bottle top herb planters
If your mum love to recycle old containers and bottles to use for gardening, these herb planters are perfect. They fit snuggly in the top of a bottle to support growing herbs, which draw water from the bottle below.
Buy them here for £10 from Oliver Bonas.
9. Hanging jellyfish
Air plants are weird looking things, but they’re very low maintenance and a great talking point. If your mum’s a fan, she’ll love these air plant hangers!
Buy them here at Crocus from £14.39.
10. Mum’s Meadow seeds
This limited edition set of seeds from Seedball contains a mix of Meadow buttercup, Oxeye daisy, Red clover, Self heal and Yarrow. Each tin has 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).
Buy it here from Seedball for £6.50.
Can’t make up your mind on what to get mum this Mothering Sunday? Browse the Mr Plant Geek Shop now for a huge range of gifts, and use code MUM22 for 10% off your purchase til 11th March!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook – and writes a plant-focused Substack called Grow This, Not That.