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The Urban Gardener's guide to gifts that keep on giving

The Urban Gardener's guide to gifts that keep on giving

Gift-giving is a satisfying way to show the people in your life that you care about them and dates back to the dawn of time when gifts were made of bark and wood! Today, we ring in birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and a whole lot of memorable occasions by exchanging gifts. 

A message  is conveyed in your choice of gift and let's face it, it's increasingly more difficult to find gifts for folk who already have so much. In these days of sustainable choices the gift that keeps on giving is a far better choice than those that have a limited life-span, are of poor quality or bring no enhancement to the giftee's life.


Plants make the best gifts or at the very least, the gift of something that makes the growing of a garden or plant achievable! Too many of us have been deeply intimidated by the prospect of plant care when the reality is often as simple as a calendar reminder on our phones and a splash of water once a week.

What plants give us in return is priceless: tranquility and ambience to our homes, a calming reminder to slow down, and an appreciation for the small things. 

The Gift Of Grow

We have the perfect gifts that keep on giving - either potted up for your giftee with love and patience and presented as a package set for gardening success or as packs for the would be gardener. Our Grow Packs are one of the most hardy, sustainable gifts you can find!

So let your imagination take you to gift-giving joy - give the gift of a potted succulent, an ornamental shrub, a citrus tree, potted herbs or gift a unique grow pack to the Green or wannabe Green Thumb...and all come with a method to take the guesswork out of watering.


The pack that makes for happy houseplants. Comprised of a pack of Waterpot Spikes which ensure small potted plants receive the right amount of water, an indestructible aluminium alloy narrow trowel and the organic Munash Foliage Spray. Comes with instructions.

Give as a complete pack to the plantaholic or install the spikes in plants that you pot up yourself for gifts - super easy and one of a kind!

House Plant Haven



Our fabulous pack that is perfect for a small space, starter garden or kitchen garden can be potted up ready for your Giftee or given as a pack for them to use. Comes with information sheet. Available in 4 colours Brown, Forest Green, Black and Navy

Root Pouch Grow bags  2 x size #30 (35cmW x 30cmH) and 2 x Waterpot Small Round Ollas with Birds of Happiness Lids (seasonal colours and only available with these bundles)


Patio Pack of Ollas and Root Pouch bagsForest Green Patio PackBrown Patio PackBlack Patio Pack



Grow a kitchen garden of herbs or a window sill of your favourite flowers with our Mini Pack comprised of a pack of 4 Waterpot Spikes and our cute #8 Root Pouch grow bags with a volume of 8 Litres and measure 21cmW x 21cmH. Give as a fabulous starter pack or pot up your gift for your Giftee.

Comes with information sheet. Available in 4 colours Brown, Forest Green, Black and Navy

Navy Mini PackForest Green Mini PackBrown Mini PackBlack Mini Pack



We love this pack of 3 Australian made marine grade aluminium alloy garden tools! Tools that last, are virtually indestructible and will not rust with no wooden handles that rot and fall off


Set of 3 tools



One of our perennial favourites. A perfect gift for the new gardener or someone wanting to really maximise their urban growing space.  A signed copy of Angus Stewart's Grow Your Own book (which features our own Balcony Garden!) and our ever-popular Waterpot Bird Olla.

Know and Grow Pack BlackKnow and Grow Pack Forest GreenKnow and Grow Pack BrownKnow and Grow Pack Navy



A sustainable Succulent pot bundle that will please any gardener from the black thumb to green - this set of our Designer range Root Pouch Succulent grow bags that will please any houseplant-proud small space dweller.  Available in sets of fashionable Heather Grey and Navy they will look fabulous funky in the modern home. They are made from recycled post-consumer PETE water bottles.


Navy Grow Succulents PackHeather Grey Grow Succulents PackJoey Root Pouch



We have more unique and practical products available in our Grow Packs and Gifts shop

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