Perfect gift ideas for dads who love the garden (Father’s Day is 21 June)

How does your dad spend his spare time?  Is he an avid veggie gardener?  Does he love a DIY project in the garden?   And can he often be found kicking back with a beer at the end of a long day, surveying his plot? If your father loves being in his garden, Forest Garden has gift ideas galore for Father’s Day.

Give the gift of ‘me time’

What man doesn’t long for a man cave?  Somewhere quiet and uniquely his, away from the hurly burly of family life. Forest Garden’s new range of Overlap sheds are supremely flexible, with panels that are the same size, meaning the customer can choose where to position the windows and which side to hang the door. They all offer plenty of head room and the doors are reinforced with double Z framing to prevent door drop and improve security. Solid timber floors are standard on all Overlap models. With a huge range to choose from there is size to suit everyone. The smallest shed is 4 x 3 feet (RRP. £199.99) and largest is 10 x 20 foot (RRP. £1119.99).

A compost bin for your eco warrior

Turn kitchen waste into a garden asset with this Composter. The slatted design will look great at the bottom of any garden, and with a 400L capacity you will never be short on compost.

The softwood used to manufacture this composter has been pressure treated to protect it against rot and fungal decay for 15 years. This simple slot together composter is quick and easy to build and is delivered to you flat packed with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.   61(h) x 99(w) x 99(d)cm RRP. £53.99

Here are two options for green-fingered dad. The Mini Greenhouse is perfect for small space gardening. Air flow is controlled by two lids and double doors. The tongue and groove construction gives a watertight exterior and the front edge is lowered to encourage rain to run off. The timber is pressure treated to give a 15-year guarantee. 144(h) x 120(w) x 62(d)cm, RRP. £274.99

Or how about encouraging him to start off a kitchen garden, with a Bed Builder Pack?  A raised bed is a good option if you have poor soil or want to create extra space specifically for your produce. This half round timber product from Forest Garden comes with a 15-year anti rot guarantee and holds around 380L of compost. 21(h) x 204(w) x 104(d)cm, RRP. £83.99

Let’s get the garden tidy!  This small storage box (64(h) x 108(w) x 55(d)cm, RRP. £129.99) will survive the winter weather and keep the garden ship shape.  With 300L of storage capacity, its is perfect for storing muddy wellies, toys, tools or dog walking kit.

But what about all those bikes? The spacious Shiplap Large Outdoor Store is made from interlocking Shiplap Tongue & Groove boards. With a generous 2000 litre capacity, this versatile unit is also perfect for use as a mower store or bike store, with enough space to store two adult and two children’s bikes and associated accessories. 152(h) x 198(w) x 81(d)cm, RRP. £259.99.


And… relax 

A beautiful Adirondack design garden chair, with its smooth-planed timber and splinter free finish, will look great on any patio or terrace and be just what your dad needs after a hard day in the garden (RRP. £119.00). And for an extra treat, why not invest in a matching Saratoga Footstool (RRP. £49.99).


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