Marks & Spencer and garden designer link to produce gardening gifts

Marks & Spencer has teamed up with garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes to create a range of gardening gift products.

The range will be available both online and in M&S’s top 40 stores from October 2012 and will also have a unique set of QR codes linking directly to a gardening help and advice website.

Hervey-Brookes said; "I was asked to create a range of bespoke products for M&S last year and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved. The range has a number of gardening gifts which will actively increase bio-diversity and habitat potential in the garden and most
importantly celebrate the beauty of the garden.

"There is something for everyone, from a gardener with a small London window box to a
large country garden. What was most important to me was to create something which
was highly desirable, an item which gardeners would fall in love with. Once in loves with
the product the biodiversity and habitat creating potential of some of the items comes as
a welcome, important and additional bonus."

Starting from around £6 there will be seven unique products which have all been
designed by Hervey-Brookes including a Hedgehog House, Metal Grow Container and ‘lifecycle’
Cane Topper.

He says that his range of products continues the work M&S have put into Plan A, which
sees M&S work with their customers and suppliers to combat climate change, reduce
waste, use sustainable raw materials, trade ethically, and help customers to lead healthier

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