Top Five Gifts for the Gardener or Nature Lover

“For the last forty years of my life I have broken my back, my finger-nails, and sometimes my heart in the practical pursuit of my favourite occupation.”


For so many of us gardening is good for the soul if not our backs!  For that garden or nature lover in your life here is Rhubarb & Hare's Top Five Gift Ideas all made in the UK by small makers.


The Growing Through the Seasons Calendar 2022


These Growing Through the Seasons calendars were one of our bestsellers last year and this year is looking no different.

Each month features a handout illustration from talented designer Isla Middleton alongside tips and knowledge for the month, including what to sow and harvest, provided by the Head Gardener at Sharpham Trust in Devon, who manages their 19th Century Walled Vegetable Garden organically and the ornamental grounds.  There is also a growing chart at the back of the calendar, with an overview of the sowing and harvest schedule.

The Growing Through the Seasons Calendar 2022  - £15


Handmade Natural Linen Apron from Helen Round Designs


These hand printed aprons from Helen Round Designs have already been featured in Country Living and Coast magazines.  Hand made in Helen’s studio in Cornwall they are designed to be ridiculously comfortable and can quickly and easily be popped over your head so you can dash out to do some potting easily and they have a big pocket either side, handy for secateurs, twine etc.  The linen will soften with every wash so it grows more beautiful as it ages.

Available in Natural & Indigo Crossover Apron - £55

 Norfolk Coastal Living Hand Cream

Hands can suffer the most in gardening and what more could you want than this protective and intensely moisturising hand cream created by Norfolk Natural Living.   Made with a blend of coconut oil and shea butter to nourish your skin whilst aloe vera soothes even the hardest working hands. 

 Every hand lotion is bottled by hand in their Norfolk workshop and they only use natural ingredients created with therapeutic blends all designed to improve your wellbeing as you use them.

This hand lotion is in their bestselling Coastal fragrance - inspired by the spray whipped up from the North Sea on the bracing coastal walks of Norfolk. 

Norfolk Natural Living Hand Cream - Coastal   £15


The Hand Printed Mixed Vegetable Napkin Set from Lottie Day


This set of handmade mixed vegetable 100% cotton napkins are a perfect gift for anyone who loves their allotment, garden or just the country,

The original illustrations by Lottie Day were inspired by the root vegetables from her father’s allotment in Norfolk.  The gorgeous mix of colours mean they work on a tables cape for any season and each napkin has been hand printed by Lottie in her Norfolk studio then heat pressed so they can be thrown in the washing machine regularly.

 A set of six Mixed Vegetable Napkins  £42



These foraging posters from Isla Middleton are bestsellers at R&H.  Printed with vegetable based, vegan inks on slightly textural grey 100% recycled paper, they work beautifully individually or as a trio.   Designed by the talented textile designer, printmaker & craft maker Isla Middleton from her Devon studio. 

This large illustration will inspire and connect you with a selection of seasonal favourites. Plants are numbered and names included at the bottom of the print. 

 Foraging Posters - Sold in Singles - £18

 Happy Shopping! x