Are you stuck for ideas on a valentines day present for him or her? Well, rather than giving the traditional gifts of flowers, which are overpriced and wilt after a few days, balloons, which can leave you feeling pretty deflated after just a couple of days and of course there are the chocolates, which once eaten are quickly forgotten. Well, why not make a truly romantic gesture this year by choosing a gardening gift for your loved one and treat them to a greenhouse instead, which can easily enhance any outdoor space and become a permanent feature providing enjoyment for years.

A new greenhouse requires a little bit of thought and preparation but all you need to start growing your own produce is some outdoor space mixed with a dash of enthusiasm. Just ensure the greenhouse is sited on level ground in an area that gets plenty of light, is sheltered from strong winds and over hanging trees. Now whether that is a balcony, terrace, courtyard, or a small or large garden, at Elite, we can make a building to go hand in hand with your needs.

There are lots of brands and models to choose from and it can seem a little daunting if you don’t know the first thing about a greenhouse. Here at Elite, we have been making greenhouses from our factory in Bolton, Lancashire, for over 60 years so we know a thing or two about them. We can put you in touch with one of our friendly and helpful dealers in your local area who can take you through the biggest range of greenhouses available in the UK today. And if you want to personalise or jazz things up, there are 11 stunning colours to choose from too.

So why would you choose a greenhouse then as a gardening gift? Well, a greenhouse is the perfect gift for gardeners as it’s ideal for sowing seeds, taking cuttings, growing delicate plants, fruits and vegetables and caring for tender plants over the winter. Growing your own herbs and spices adds extra flavours and dimensions to your cooking, a taste which is much stronger and more defined than the shop produced ones and nothing tastes better than fresh fruit and vegetables grown by your own fair hand. And with that in mind, it won’t be long until you’re enjoying home grown produce with a romantic candle lit dinner or popping a few of your own strawberries into a glass of chilled champagne and you’ll genuinely known the food you are eating has been made with love.

But what if we already have an Elite Greenhouse? You can still find that ideal valentines day present for him or her by choosing one of Elite’s accessories. There is large choice but seen as we make the accessories you can be sure that they will retro fit your valentine’s model of greenhouse, all are in stock and are ready for immediate despatch and would make a thoughtful gift for gardeners this valentine’s day.

Greenhouses are delivered in boxes so you can even gift wrap or tie a bow around it once it arrives delivered by one of our friendly drivers. You can even choose to have a professional to build the greenhouse for you, and with most buildings being completed in less than one day, you could even tie a ribbon across the door to cut. Being carried across the threshold of your new greenhouse is optional. Send us a picture though if you do!