Enjoying the wonders of nature is all part of living a sustainable lifestyle. Make your garden a haven not just for you but for the bugs, the birds and the bees. With our lovely range of ethically traded garden accessories and seeds.
Whether you have a large garden full of hidden corners, an organic fruit and veg patch or a small balcony with a few pots any outdoor space can be made brighter with a colourful suncatcher, a bamboo windchime or delicate wildflowers. And nothing tastes better than food you have grown yourself from seeds. Even if itâ€™s just a few herbs or salad leaves in a window box.
Choose the perfect birdhouse to encourage feathered friends to the garden and grow the perfect wildflowers with the bird mix. Or pick out a fair trade bug hotel made from eco-friendly materials and teach children about all the wonderful creatures that make their homes in our gardens no matter how big or small.
Windchimes and suncatchers are a lovely way to add colour and movement to your garden year round. These pretty garden ornaments catch the light and look lovely hanging from a tree or by a door or window. Windchimes are also used in feng shui to cure and energise not just add to your decor.
The rainbow coloured resin suncatchers are vivid and vibrant and a little more durable than glass. They catch the light beautifully and work equally well inside or out.
While the hollow pipe bamboo wind chimes create a beautiful soft sound as they catch the breeze. Much softer and more melodic than metal wind chimes and more eco-friendly too. And if bells are more your things the recycled metal owl chime makes a delightful garden companion.
What better way to encourage wildlife to your garden than providing a safe place for them to set up home. Building a bug hotel can be a great activity and a useful way to use odds and ends. They make great homes for lots of types of insects including solitary bees and other beneficial insects for plants and the soil.
An insect hotel can be made out of all sorts of things. Deadwood, roof tiles, logs with drilled holes, bricks, bamboo, cardboard etc. But if you are short on time or DIY skills these ready-made alternatives will still provide a cosy home and they look great too.
The Artisans Fair insect houses are dinky enough for even the smallest garden or balcony and the bugs will definitely thank you.
Find a cosy corner for a beautiful birdhouse away from prowling predators will soon result in a garden full of birdsong and hopefully a wonderful opportunity to watch a family grow. The Artisans fair woven fabric birdhouse makes a particularly stunning abode and a beautiful addition to your garden even before the residents arrive.
Little pots of wildflower seed bombs are the perfect way to create wildflower meadows wherever you feel like it. Easy to plant by simply placing on top of the soil, they are packed full of native wildflower seeds surrounded with clay, peat-free compost and a little cayenne pepper to protect the seeds and help them grow.
Each mix has designed with a specific purpose in mind. You could choose the bee or butterfly mix to encourage beautiful pollinators to your garden. A shade mix for areas where the sunlight doesn't reach. Or the herb, tea or salad mixes for edible delights grown by your own fair hands.
These little tins make a great gift for eco-gardeners, children, schools and nurseries. They work wonderfully in patio planters or window boxes would make a great backdrop to a fairy garden and can even be used for a bit of guerilla gardening when you are out and about.
You don't need any gardening expertise just place the balls on top of the soil, water and wait for the seedlings to appear. They might be best planted in spring or autumn depending on the variety you choose but the nature of the design means they are designed to grow when the conditions are right.
Nothing tastes better than vegetables or herbs you have grown yourself picked fresh from the garden. And you don't have to have a massive plot of land and a dedicated vegetable garden. You can practice a bit of urban farming on a patio or even a window ledge with some compost and a few pots.
The plant n grow kits come with everything you need to start your growing journey and they are packaged to fit neatly through a letterbox making them perfect gifts. The Plantalicious kit contains carrots, cherry tomatoes, basil and nasturtium. Itâ€™s a lovely way to introduce children to the delights of growing, picking, cooking and eating their own food.
And we couldnâ€™t resist the Ginalicious kit which includes cucumber, basil, rosemary and Thyme as well as two ready-made infusion bags so you can enjoy some delicious cocktails while you wait for your seeds to grow.
Check out our fair trade homeware and eco-living categories for recycled glassware and stainless steel straws perfect for a chilled drink in the garden. Or treat yourself to an insulated tumbler that will keep your drink cold for hours while you tend to your plants.
As with everything across the site you get fast free delivery when you spend over £40. And a no quibble returns guarantee to allow you to shop online with confidence.