Take the guesswork out of gardening with a subscription box (Alamy/PA)
As gardens start to buzz with life, chances are you can’t wait to get going and plant pretty pollinators, or watch something edible sprout its first green tips.
But deciding what and where to pot or plant can be daunting.
Step in subscription box clubs.
Packed with all you need to grow a gorgeous garden or nurture beautiful blooms, it’s like having your own horticulturist on hand to steer you in the right direction.
Here are five subscription box clubs to give you a helping hand…
1. Seed Pantry Grow Club Discovery Box
Delve inside this box of tricks and you’ll have a choice of six packets to plant in tune with the seasons. From styling your window box with geraniums, to sowing red onion seeds, Seed Pantry is a one-stop shop for enthusiastic green fingers and beginners.
Price: From £13.99 per month.
2. Garden Organic
If the thought of growing rare veggie varieties from seed stirs your inner horticulturist, then Garden Organic is ideal for you. The subscription includes a free vegetable growing planner, booklet outlining the Principles Of Organic Gardening, The Organic Way members’ magazine sent three times a year, plus other bonuses.
Price: From £2.75 per month; pay an extra £1.50 to join the Heritage Seed Library and you can choose six free packets of heritage seeds each year.
3. Bloom & Wild
Delivered every fortnight, Bloom & Wild’s experts do all the hard work and select two styles of bouquets for you to choose from. Like having your own personal florist, the flowers arrive in bud with arranging tips on how best to show them off, with the focus on seasonal displays.
Price: £25 per box.
4. Bloombox Club Plant Subscription Club
Ideal for building an indoor oasis, with a subscription to Bloombox look forward to receiving a surprise plant in its own ceramic pot – with the choice of Classic and Pet-Friendly options. Each hand-picked pot comes with a booklet for caring for it – and the promise of improving your indoor air quality. What’s not to love?
Price: £44 per month.
5. The Rose Press Garden Monthly Gardening Subscription Box
If you’re thinking about creating a cottage garden and love the idea of rambling roses, The Rose Press Garden is your go-to for the prettiest packets of seeds for flowering season. Start with a single border, and your informal mix of beautiful blooms will reward within a few months; with a mix of annuals and perennials to keep you going all year. With step-by-step instructions, how-to videos on Instagram and YouTube, your country idyll is only a click away.
Price: £20 per month.