Formerly a garden designer and landscaper, Ned Trier found himself with spare time in the winter months, which he filled by creating The Gluttonous Gardener. The founding principle behind the company is that the perfect gift should provide instant delight (in the form of food/drink), as well as a longer-lasting pleasure for years to come (a plant).

The whole range of gifts from chutneys and berries to coffees and gins, is available to order from 020-7627 0800 or www.glut.co.uk. The Gluttonous Gardener cultivates most of its plants in its Orchard Cottage nursery in Berkshire, and all gifts are handpacked to order by the six-man team on the day of dispatch.

The staff take great pride in the presentation of the packages, which all arrive in wooden crates, lined with wax paper and finished with large, raffia bows.

 
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