Created in partnership with leading child nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed, The Adventure combines bold colours, soft textures, extravagant shapes, edible fruits and (importantly) lots of pollinator magnets to create an exciting voyage of discovery. It's designed to encourage children to get outside, get their hands dirty, grow their own and unearth the fun of gardening and nature. Perfectly suited for little hands with big imaginations.

Structure and colour come from the flowers and fruits of small trees such as cherry and elderflower, with year-round interest from beautiful blossoms to eye-catching leaves. The Adventure glimmers with colour and is deliberately very sensorial, with soft grasses and delicious edible fruits such as wild strawberries. A perfect (and slightly crazy) playground for budding young gardeners.

The Elements

There are a number of key elements that jubilantly combine to create our Adventure garden.

Fun

Bright, bold colours from eye-catching flowers ensure there is always something to get excited about!

Sensorial

Combining big shapes with softer textures, this theme encourages you to touch and feel the different plants.

Tasty

We've included soft fruits and berries to encourage kids to learn more about food and offer up healthy grow-your-own snacks!

The Adventure palette

Tiger orange

Strawberry red

Explorer green

Ocean blue

Striking silver

The Inspiration

The Great Outdoors

That's right, nature. Pure and simple. This is one of the key inspirations behind this theme designed to get you and your family closer to nature and start your adventure together

The Children's Garden at Kew Gardens

This beautiful, adventurous space at Kew Gardens in London provides children with a space to explore, play and learn about nature - and we love it.

Pick-Your-Own!

Pick your own fruits fields are fantastic places to help children learn more about where food comes from, and enjoy the delicious, fresh rewards. That's why we've included a number of edible plants in this theme!

The Plants

Our designs are created to ensure your garden has real structure, colour and shape, for immediate impact.

It means you’ll receive plants and flowers of all shapes and sizes - from larger, “hero” items for stature and impact, all the way through to smaller “bedding” plants that help fill spaces and bring colour.

Here’s some more detail on the types of plants you can look forward to with The Adventure - delivered right to your door and ready for planting.

1. Canopy

A small tree with a canopy such as Cherry or Elderflower provide both height and cover - an edible centrepiece of the design

2. Shrub

Weighty shrubs such as Buddleja and raspberry and gooseberry bushes add structure and height to the design, as well as offering up edible treats

3. Height

Dramatic perennials such as Pennisetum need little space to bring height and sensory stand-out

4. Statement

Statement plants such as vibrant Dahlia and Snapdragon bring colour and punch, for exciting visual impact

5. Ground

Ground plants such as Pelargonium, edible Nasturtium and soft-to-touch Stachys create carpets of colour that fill gaps and provide beautiful fragrance too

6. Climber

Climbers such as Passiflora and Sweet Pea help create height, colour and coverage against fences and walls as well as producing spectacular flowers

The Designs

All of our themes have been carefully curated to give you the perfect balance of statement plants, varying heights and flowering throughout the year, in both shade and sun. Below is an example of the planting plan that will accompany your new Instant Flower Bed.

Please note that we create your design based on a range of plants to ensure they best suit your space, aspect and flower bed(s) size - the plants mentioned on this page are representative of the theme but there can be variations!

The Options

We have three different shapes and sizes of the The Mediterranean available with our Instant Beds, designed for both sunny and shady spots within in your garden.

Or, you can go Bespoke if you want something little more personalised.

Wide rectangle

Small: £92

100 x 60 cm - 7 plants

Medium: £188

150 x 80 cm - 15 plants

Large: £380

200 x 100 cm - 25 plants

Slim rectangle

Small: £172

200 x 60 cm - 14 plants

Medium: £380

250 x 80 cm - 25 plants

Large: £460

300 x 100 cm - 33 plants

Corner triangle

Small: £72

80 x 80 cm - 4 plants

Medium: £108

120 x 120 cm - 8 plants

Large: £284

180 x 180 cm - 18 plants

Top tip

Our designs are densely planted so if your space is up to 20% bigger than these sizes you can always spread out the plants a little more and you will still have a beautiful, professional-looking flower bed.

What you'll get

1

Delivery

Everything delivered to your door by a member of the Dig team
2

Plants

All plants clearly-labeled, ready for planting
3

Planting plan

An easy-to-follow planting plan, colour coded with the plants
4

Dig Club

Membership to Dig Club for tips, reminders, and follow-ups to keep your garden looking great

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