About Us

Start Gardening

Start Gardening is a family business based in the South West of England. Our gardening kits are lovingly put together at the nursery in Devon and sent all over the UK.


At Start Gardening we want to help you to enjoy working in your garden. If you’ve been putting off planting in your garden as you haven’t had the time to work out what plants to buy and when to buy them then we've created the company just for you.

Through our monthly subscription service, we aim to provide complete gardening kits with instructions that are easily followed and where no prior gardening experience is required. Our boxes contain everything you should need.

We will help you every step of the way by sending you instructions and reminders throughout the life of your plants, you won’t have to remember instructions from six months ago. If it is time to prune a shrub we will email you at the right time and tell you then (and how to prune).

Our kits provide everything you will need to grow flowering plants, shrubs, vegetables and fruit and every month of the year our gardeners will select products especially for you - there is always something to do.

Our Aim

We aim to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to start gardening for yourself following what you learn from our gardening kits, knowing what to buy from the garden centre and what to do with it when you get it home. When you feel you are ready, you simply cancel your monthly subscription.


One reason we encourage more people to grow plants and flowers in their gardens is to support wildlife, just the smallest bed of flowers will soon have its own eco-system. You can help support the bees and also enjoy butterflies, ladybirds and other mini-bugs that will soon appear. At Start Gardening we take every opportunity to choose wildlife supporting plants and flowers. We will also encourage you to adopt gardening practices that help nature.

The Environment

As you would expect from a company that loves nature and wildlife, we do everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment. Our boxes are made from recycled material, the internal packaging is bio-degradable and compostable, we endeavour to supply plants grown in peat-free compost and the compost we send you is peat-free. We also encourage you to keep and re-use all plant pots that you receive as reuse is even better than recycling!