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  1. So RHS Chelsea Flower Show is over for another year but if you weren’t able to get there, you may be able to get to other RHS Flower Shows taking place. 

    There are a number of them around the country – Chatsworth, Hampton Court, Harlow Carr, Tatton Park, Hyde Hall, Rosemoor, Wisley and the Malvern Autumn Show.

    RHS Flower Shows give you an incredible day out

    The RHS London Art and Photography Show takes place in July and it show cases the best horticultural art and photography from around the world.

    RHS Members get reduced ticket prices and there are also Members’ preview days for some shows. 

    There are also other events throughout the year at the four RHS Gardens.

    If you’re planning to holiday in the UK, you could always include a visit to an RHS Garden.  We did this when we went to Harrogate for a weekend; we stopped in at Harlow Carr and had a wonderful time.  And yes, we devoured lots of goodies at Betty’s Tea Rooms there at the gardens.

    There are 200 RHS Partner Gardens across the UK and overseas at selected periods (you need to check opening times before you go to these). 

    So there are a lot of opportunities to enjoy beautiful places and discover lots about gardening, wildlife gardening and the RHS gives plenty of scope for getting out into the fresh air, meeting fellow gardeners and exchanging notes over flower-beds, and for members, reading the RHS magazine The Garden when it arrives – it really is a very good magazine.

    The RHS community is enormous – and that’s in part due to the membership and in part due to the incredible campaigns they run, strengthening the relationship between people of all ages and gardening.

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  2. Emma Bridgewater produces the most beautiful products - things that make life a little bit nicer!  A mug to cheer you up when you have your tea in the morning, or to put little flowers in;  a momento of a city trip, a plate or bowl to put things on when you put them on the table to make it look really special.

    They produce their products in Stoke-on-Trent and lots of them are around the themes of gardens, history (there's a great mug to commemorate the Apollo landing for instance), flowers, birds, dogs, vegetables and the like. 

    Commemorate the moon landing with this fun mug!

    Commemorate the moon landing with this fun mug! 
    It's even got the famous quote "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind" on it!

    This bank holiday weekend, May 2019, they've got a beautiful 25% off - and if you join their Collectors Club you can enjoy a 30% off!  Some products are excluded but there's still lots to choose from!

    These insulated bottles are fun to look at and practical at the same time

    These insulated bottles are fun to look at and practical at the same time.

    So what do you get when you join the Emma Bridgewater Collectors Club?

    Members of the Collectors' Club enjoy:

    • Access to the Members Only section of the Emma Bridgewater website which includes exclusive news and competitions and the ability to buy exclusive Collectors pieces online
    • Early access to Sale
    • Invitations to their annual factory open days
    • Access to special seasonal offers and product promotions 
    • Access to exclusive Collectors pieces
    • Invitations to product preview and launch events

    It's £10 to join

    Visit Emma Bridgewater's website for more information

    I'm not sure when these offers are ending - don't delay or you'll miss out!   T&Cs are here


  3. I think magazine subscriptions make great gifts - they give the recipient the chance to lose themselves in something they have a passion for, an interest in, a thirst for...

    They give us a great chance to benefit from the experiences of others with similar interests, to find out what's going on, to receive offers we wouldn't otherwise hear of, and to make the most of what interests us.

    The other thing about magazine subscriptions is that they tend to be longer lasting than your average gift as they keep coming through the post-box or the inbox, depending on how long you choose to give the subscription for.  So it's something to look forward to each month. has some terrific offers on magazine subscriptions.... here are some of their best sellers this week.....

    Country Living
    Country Living

    I adore this magazine.  It’s beautifully presented with the most fantastic photography and one of the things I love about it is that you can pick it up and put it down very quickly – perfect if you just want to indulge in your love of country loving whilst having a quick cup of hot brew!  It’s all about country living and there’s always something to inspire me to do more and life country life to the full!  With you can save up to 77% on a subscription.


    Good Housekeeping
    Good Housekeeping

    Good Housekeeping was the number one best seller – it’s got lots of useful tips every month to help you with the challenge of balancing a family, housework, a social life and time for you.   It covers everything from beauty and health to fashion and decorating!  With you can save up to 65%!

    Kitchen Garden
    Kitchen Gardens 

    A great magazine if you want to grow your own stuff, with lots of advice and tips – e.g. how to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops, how to control troublesome pests, what to do each month etc.  There are recipes, buying guides, garden visits and gardeners share their experiences of sowing, growing and harvesting every month.  With you can save up to 67% on a subscription.

    National Geographic

    National Geographic

    What a way to get closer to nature with the incredible photography in this magazine!   From world wars and past civilisations to environmental issues and endangered wildlife, the magazine covers nature, science and history.  With you can save up to 65% on a subscription.

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  4. Wildlife Photographer of the Year ExhibitionIn London at the Natural History Museum until 30 June 2019, you’ll find the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.

    It’s a must if you’re in London – and even if you aren’t there are some venues exhibiting it round the UK.  Explore the world’s best nature photography, exhibited on 100 equisite light panels.

    The exhibition is now in its 54th year and it shows extraordinary animal behaviour and the incredible diversity of life on Earth. The images were chosen from 45,000 entries by expert judges who were looking for creativity, originality and technical excellence

    Advanced booking is highly recommended as this is a timed exhibition  – you can buy tickets online here.

    Members can go in free – you can join here or give a gift membership to a loved one.

    If you can’t make the exhibition, why not treat yourself to a copy of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, or a souvenir?