Trees make wonderful gifts – perpetual reminders of the generosity of the giver, ready to flower or look splendid in colourful foliage every year.
Choosing a tree as a gift
To celebrate the birth of a baby, as a happy birthday message, an anniversary gift from one partner to another, a marriage celebration to a bride and groom, a welcome to your new home, happy retirement, thank you for having us or so sorry to hear your sad news – whatever the occasion you want to mark, a tree will make a wonderful gift, bringing the gift recipient years and hopefully decades of special memories.
Our team are very experienced in suggesting gifts for all purposes – here are just a few
Anniversaries – Cercis Hearts of Gold or Cornus florida Cloud Nine
Wedding – Prunus incisa The Bride, Exochorda serratifolia Snow White, or Prunus shogetsu Blushing Bride
Winter birthdays or Christmas gifts – any of the wonderful Hamamelis family or the winter flowering cherry Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis
We also have a large range of soft fruit bushes and small Japanese Maple shrubs which make brilliant gifts at a lower price or have a look at our Special Offers pages (one for offers on ornamental trees and one for offers on fruit trees) for trees that are discounted due to us having too much stock.
And of course we have trees looking absolutely at their best in every month of the year so for suggestions please do pick up the phone and speak to our team. We're on 01943 660870 and we love to chat about our trees so please don't think you'd be bothering us.
How to order gift wrapping on our website
Trees as gifts are a unique way to show you care for someone – just select the tree you’d like to send (all trees of 12L or smaller are suitable for gift wrapping), and then click on the gift wrapping option shown on every product page and add gift wrapping to your shopping trolley and then, during the checkout process, you can indicate the delivery address if it's different to your own and leave us the message you’d like on the gift card (or send a separate email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Can I order a tree for delivery on a certain special date?
Yes, we’ll carefully wrap your chosen item, write your message on a beautiful card, and despatch it all to arrive on or just before the special date (just before is obviously less risky but very few go wrong so if you would like it to arrive “on the day” we’re happy to despatch the day before – weekends excluded). Gifts ordered as Christmas gifts need to be despatched by us a few days before Christmas because carriers are sometimes swamped at the festive time of year so we think it's better to have a tree arrive in great condition a few days before Christmas than a rather weary one arrive a few days late.
How long before the special day do I need to order?
Please give us as much notice as possible just in case we need to get a particular tree from our nursery beds into our despatch centre. We can often send a gift tree on the day an order is placed but we're happier if we have a bit of contingency time so please allow 7 - 10 days if you possibly can - or phone us to check stock we have to hand that could be despatched urgently.
Hopefully this page answers all the common questions. If you do have any further questions please do email us or phone.