Our Top 10 Garden Plant Gift Ideas for Christmas

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a new homeowner, or filling the stockings of your green-fingered friends and family, finding something that they’ll love can be a challenge.

Here at Hedges Direct, we’ve pulled together our top 10 favourite garden plant gift ideas that are perfect for spreading a little festive cheer this holiday season.


A topiary makes a great focal point in any garden. The beautiful shapes make for a great feature in both classic and contemporary gardens. With the right topiary plants, you can turn a garden from mundane to stunning!

All of our topiary can be grown in a container, which makes them ideal gifts for gardeners with patio space or an urban garden design.

Topiary cones

Our topiary cones have beautifully curved edges that are ideal for adding height and intrigue to any garden. Robust and versatile, they’re great for lining pathways or being used as part of a larger focal point. Plus they can withstand most weather conditions, too!

Topiary standards

From keen gardeners to new homeowners, this is a perfect gift for a loved one. Topiary standards add instant height to a garden or outdoor space and are sure to look incredible all year round. When paired with a pretty planter, they look stunning in pairs to frame a pathway or add a welcoming feel to the doorway.

Garden Shrubs

We have an excellent choice of evergreen, flowering, colourful and unusual shrubs, from which to choose and options to suit most gardens and locations. 

Explore compact, slow-growing shrubs for smaller gardens and large, showy shrubs for those with a little more room in their outside space. With a range of shapes and sizes available, we know you will find the perfect gift!

Berberis thunbergii

Berberis thunbergii, or ‘Admiration’, is a colourful Japanese Barberry and deserving winner of the distinguished Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. This compact hedging plant has beautiful purple, pink and cream variegation all through summer. In autumn, it transitions into a vibrant red before dropping. 

Give someone a small burst of colour with this pot-grown hedging plant that they can use to spruce up their garden in an instant.

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja davidii, also known as Butterfly Bush ‘Black Knight’, is a UK garden favourite and recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. This deciduous shrub has deep purple-violet, sweetly scented, large flower spikes which are a magnet for butterflies and other pollinators. Its long, lance-like green leaves have paler undersides and the shrub has an overall softly arching habit. Fast growing and able to reach heights of up to 10 feet, Butterfly Bush makes a magnificent attraction where there’s ample outdoor space.

Choisya ‘White Dazzler’

Choisya ‘White Dazzler’ is a very popular variety of Mexican Orange Blossom. It’s highly sought after for its bountiful star-shaped white, fragrant flowers produced in spring and sometimes again in late summer or early autumn. This pretty shrub is compact and attracts lots of pollinating insects. Available in a five-litre pot, it’s a wonderful gift for gardeners looking to create a thriving wildlife-friendly garden.

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ is more commonly known as a Smoke Bush. It is a large deciduous shrub with distinctive, rounded, deep-purple leaves that change to a vivid red in autumn. Their striking colours and fragrant blooms create the perfect focal point for any garden —  bringing stunning colours and textures to life. This is a versatile and show-stopping garden shrub to add to any garden and makes for a great gift.

Packs and Collections

Buying for someone new to gardening or want to give them some planting inspiration? Plant packs and collections are ready-made and are the most convenient way of adding variety to a garden.

Our collections are available in a range of colours and specially selected for the most impressive display, so it’s never been easier to create a special shrub array – an ideal present for anyone looking to transform their outdoor space.

RSPB Approved Flowering Bird Friendly Hedging 

For gardeners who want to attract wildlife to their space, our RSPB-approved hedging pack is a fantastic choice. We’ve collaborated with the RSPB Conversation Team to create bundles that are specially crafted for their value to birds, insects, and other small animals. This pack includes a combination of hawthorn, blackthorn, guelder rose, bird cherry, and dog rose hedging plants to bring colour and character to a garden.

Garden Bare Root Pack of 50

Mixed native hedging thrives with little care, making it an easy and low-maintenance choice for gardeners looking to add some visual interest to their outdoor areas with minimal upkeep. Our evergreen pack contains 50 bare-root plants – including hawthorn, hornbeam, and wild privet – that can add leaf cover and year-round foliage. As well as screening, these native plants form an ideal habitat for a wide range of wildlife. 

From individual topiaries to shrub packs, there’s something for everyone in our list of Christmas gardening gift ideas. Whether a loved one is just setting off on their gardening journey or you’re looking to add something special to their space, here at Hedges Direct, we can help you find the perfect present. 

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2 thoughts on “Our Top 10 Garden Plant Gift Ideas for Christmas

  1. Hello, I am looking for a evergreen hedge but flowering and to encourage birds if that is possible. I welcome your professional advice. Thank you, best regards Jane

  2. Hi Jane,

    We would recommend English Holly, Red, Yellow or Orange Pyracantha and Cherry Laurel 🙂

    If you would like any further advice, please contact the sales and advice team on 01257 788 248

    Ellen – Hedges Direct

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