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Beatrix Potter + Peter Rabbit Gardening Gift Basket Ideas

Beatrix Potter + Peter Rabbit Gardening Gift Basket Ideas

Every springtime, the charm (and mischief!) of Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s garden inspires us. We dream of nibbling on fresh lettuce and radishes straight from our own gardens.

Beatrix Potter, the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, had a deep love for the natural world. And what better way to spread that same love of nature than with a Peter Rabbit gardening gift basket?

These baskets weave together the practical and the whimsical encouraging experienced green thumbs or help plant the seeds of gardening with the younger ones.

Peter Rabbit Gardening Gift Baskets are Perfect for:
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Birthdays
  • Celebrate the beginning of spring
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Peter Rabbit-inspired gardening gift basket fillers for adults

  • Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is perfect for any fan of Beatrix Potter and those looking for a little garden inspiration. It explores her history through the gardens she knew and her own gardens through the seasons. My favourite part is a list of the plants found in her own gardens and the books she created, from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher.
  • Seedlings or organic heirloom seeds. We took inspiration from Mr McGregor’s garden. Include french beans for height, lettuce, radishes and parsley, all mentioned in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Cabbage, cucumber, gooseberry, nasturtiums, onion, peas, potato, and turnips are also either seen or mentioned. Add in organic heirloom seeds if you know your gardener is comfortable with planting direct.
  • Gardening tools. Cotton gardening gloves and a wooden metal trowel are some basics to include.

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  • Terracotta pots. These mini pots are adorable but also good for starting any seedlings. Plus they look like they’ve just come from Mr McGregor’s potting shed!
  • Twine on a wooden spool. A lovely rustic spool that holds twine will have a country feel, plus it’s practical for lightly tying up any plants that need support as they grow.
  • Wicker gift basket. Keep the look rustic with a basket that can be repurposed for other uses, like holding herbs once they’ve grown, or a picnic.
  • Natural basket filler. Go for a natural brown paper shred or wooden basket filler that can be recycled or composted afterwards.

Peter Rabbit-inspired gardening gift basket fillers for kids

The world of Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor is a great way to get kids involved with the garden. By switching out items to be age-appropriate, you can encourage their curiosity and teach them where their food comes from at a young age.

From the age of two, they’ll be happy to toddle around the garden and help you dig holes. As they get older, they can be more involved, choosing what to grow. Even if you only have space for a large pot on a balcony, plenty can be planted, from snow peas to lettuce and a variety of herbs.

  • Gund Peter Rabbit stuffed toy.
  • Peter Rabbit Colouring Book.
  • Insect hotel. Whatever their age, insect houses/hotels are a great way to encourage kids to explore the garden, watching bugs make themselves at home.
  • Gardening gloves for little hands.
  • A kid-sized garden toolset that fits their hands for good grip. There are many available on Amazon.
  • Easy grow seed packets. There are some hardy seeds that grow for even those lacking a green thumb, making it perfect for kids. If you have a bit of a garden, snow peas can be grown up a trellis shaped like a teepee as a garden hideout. Cress seeds can be planted in empty egg shells to create egg heads with hair. Since the cress seed heads are grown inside, the weather won’t matter.
  • Seedlings. Getting started and waiting can make anyone impatient! Have seedlings like lettuce where they can pick off leaves and sample straight away will give them an idea of what growing your own vegetables is like.
  • Lindt carrot chocolates can be tucked into the basket for a sweet finish.

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Tips for styling your Peter Rabbit gardening gift basket

When you’re pulling your basket together, you’re looking to add height at the back so the basket doesn’t look flat, and arranging everything so it’s shown to its best advantage. Other tips:

  • Use vegetable seedlings as filler. Snip the trays into smaller pieces, and tuck in front, behind and in the top of the terracotta pots.
  • Use extra basket filler to lift any items up when making final adjustments to the height of items.

Want to see how I styled my adult basket? Watch the video below to see it put together.

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