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Green Gift Guide

Green Gift Guide 2023 – Our Top 10 Plant Ideas

Stuck for Christmas present ideas…why not give a glorious green gift from Coolings this year. 

Thoughtful, sustainable, environmentally friendly and a gift that keeps on giving, not just for Christmas, but all year round!

  • These plant gift ideas are available at all of our four centres and through our online shop.
  • Our FREE gift wrapping service is available at Coolings The Gardener’s Garden Centre (Knockholt) and Coolings Wych Cross Garden Centre (Forest Row, East Sussex) to help you make your present look extra special.
  • SPECIAL OFFERS are valid until 23rd December 2023.

Our plant expert, Jon Reburn, gives us his Top 10 Festive Plant ideas for gifting…

1.Hyacinth Seasonal Planted Arrangements (various)  DECEMBER TREAT OFFER – ALL HALF PRICE

A range of unique planters feature stunning scented Hyacinth bulbs, topped with real moss, make wonderful centrepieces in the home and a thoughtful long-lasting gift idea for all. Containers include Merry Christmas jute bags, fun French themed bathtubs and coloured oval planters, to rustic baskets, zinc and ceramic pots. Flower colours vary – pink, purple, white and blue fragrant blooms. Sprouting and ready to flower soon. Bulbs can be planted out in the garden to come again next year once the flowering season is over.

2.Helleborus niger ‘Christmas Carol’ 2L (255957) £15.99 HALF PRICE IN DECEMBER WITH CUTTINGS VOUCHER

The very essence of Christmas, this plant is often known as the Christmas rose, as it flowers in time for the festivities right through to early spring. Beautiful bowl-shaped white flowers encircle a pale-yellow centre that really brings joy to any room or table setting before being planted out.


3.Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ 2L (209001) £29.99 DECEMBER FAMILY CARD OFFER – £10 OFF NOW £19.99

Hybrid bushy, evergreen shrub with stunning single bright red flowers and striking yellow stamens brings a glorious display in late winter and early spring. Beautiful addition to woodland schemes or shaded areas.


4.Clematis cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’ 3L (188145) £21.99 DECEMBER FAMILY CARD OFFER – HALF PRICE NOW £10.99

Vigorous evergreen climber with dark green, bronze tinted foliage and bell-shaped creamy flowers, sometimes flecked with red. Flowers in winter and early spring through to May, followed by attractive silky seedheads. Can be grown in patio containers too.


5.Sarcococca ‘Dragons Gate’ 2L (184978) £18.99 DECEMBER FAMILY CARD OFFER – NOW £10

Highly scented tiny creamy-white flowers open from mid December, displaying until March time, followed by shiny red, purple or black berries throughout summer and even beyond into the following winter. Pretty addition especially to wildlife and wooded scheme gardens.


6.Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ 3L (184699) £18.99 DECEMBER FAMILY CARD OFFER – NOW £10

Clusters of sweetly fragrant, tubular white and light pink flowers open from red buds from late autumn to spring, followed by a display of red, blue or black berries. A fabulous winter-flowering shrub, that brings an ornamental elegance.


7. Cornus Sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ 3L (184990) £17.99 & Cornus alba ‘Miracle’ 3L (321851) £17.99


Commonly known as Dogwood, the Midwinter Fire’s flaming orange-red yellow stems bring a blaze of spectacular graduated colour and architectural display to wintering gardens.

Not just for Christmas, Cornus alba ‘Miracle’ is a vigorous, deciduous shrub that brings joy throughout the year, not just in December! Wonderfully vibrant colourful shoots in winter, are followed by variegated green and white foliage in spring which by late summer, early autumn become an intense purple-pink. An exceptionally attractive shrub that changes throughout the year.



 8.Skimmia japonica ‘Pabella’ 1.5L (274110) £27.99 

Bushy, compact evergreen with stunning deep red berries in winter and small fragrant white flowers in spring. Creates a beautiful focal point in borders or containers.


9.Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ 3L (194585) £17.99

Beautifully delicate Honeysuckle that displays very fragrant pretty white flowers in winter and early spring, with purple-red stems and dark green leaves, it brings cheerful climbing cover to wall side borders.


10.Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ 3L (194322) £27.99

Clusters of fragrant purplish-backed white flowers abound on this evergreen shrub during early spring. Deep green leathery leaves are edged with golden yellow variegation. Pretty flowers are followed by colourful berries.




All of our green gift ideas can be gift wrapped for free at Coolings The Gardener’s Garden Centre (Knockholt) and Coolings Wych Cross Garden Centre (Forest Row)