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All our trees are lovingly grown in The Present Tree's gardens. Every tree is growing in an organic pot filled with top-notch compost. It's freshly selected and wrapped with your message, the tree's ancient story and a care guide enclosed. Your tree gift will travel in its luxury parcel by our free UK delivery service. You can also choose Next Day (order by 1pm please), a future date and EU delivery at checkout.

Every Myrtle Tree has a story...

Myrtle Tree Meaning

In Ancient mythology the Myrtle tree is sacred, especially to Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty. Myrtle trees were planted in Aphrodite’s temple gardens and she is often depicted with a Myrtle crown or wreath. For centuries, fragrant sprigs of Myrtle have been included in a wedding bouquet to symbolise the bride’s love and beauty, it is still a popular European custom today.

The trees most sacred to the ancient gods and goddesses often have a special association with bees too, as they were highly regarded by ancient people. Since ancient times, bees have been treasured as pollinators, for providing precious honey and respected because, like humans, bees live in highly organized communities.

The gorgeous ornamental Myrtle tree has an abundance of dainty, aromatic leaves all year. Its star-like white flowers blossom in summer with a wonderful fragrance that is loved by our bees. The Myrtle tree’s edible blueberries ripen in autumn and are treasured for their delicious spicy-sweet flavour. Traditionally, the berries are steeped in alcohol to make the delicious liqueur, Mirto!

June 09, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

 

Make it personal on June 18 with a unique Father’s Day tree gift that will flourish and grow for generations to come! Ditch the tie & sock combination and take a look at a gift guide for a cool, unforgettable alternative that he will always treasure!

Every tree is organically nurtured, carefully chosen, beautifully wrapped and freshly delivered to arrive just before Father's Day!

The Wild Apple tree will thrive in any garden and its dainty apples, which ripen every autumn, can be made into cider! We like to think that this tree is truly fit for legends, as it is one of the most sacred trees in Celtic mythology and symbolises good health and happiness. 

Father's Day Gift Guide

 

The Truffle tree makes a special gift for dads who have a deep love for gourmet food. Since Ancient times the Truffle has been treasured for its intense, aromatic flavours. The truffle tree’s roots grow in a symbiotic relationship with the native Summer Truffle fungus, an underground mushroom which is worth more than its weight in gold!

Father's Day Gift Guide

The beautiful Rowan tree is also known as the 'Tree of Life’ and symbolises protection and wisdom. It's a perfect, slender tree for a small garden or patio and is fabulous for wildlife. Its red berries in autumn make a delicious jelly for meat dishes too!

Father's Day Gift Guide

June 02, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

Corporate Gift Guide

Just imagine, in this exciting, fast-moving world of business, technology and instant media finding a corporate gift that is meaningful and connects in real life! 

The Present Tree’s collection of beautiful trees all have a special ancient story which is enclosed in the parcel to create a unique gift that is certainly hard to forget. The company specialises in working with businesses who want to enhance their green image and make long-lasting connections. So wheither it’s a one-off VIP gift or for hundreds of clients, The Present Tree will ensure every time the recipient steps out their front door they will see their beautiful tree and think of you. 

For companies who are struggling to find the perfect business gift, here’s our corporate gift guide…

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Cherry Tree

Gorgeous, evergreen and blossoming this beauty will grow in any garden or balcony AND symbolises good fortune and future happiness. It also makes a perfect addition to an outside office space! 

Here at The Present Tree, we ensure your tree is beautifully wrapped to add that luxurious feel to your gift. If you wish to add an extra special touch, we can enclose an engraved brass plaque, inscribed with your message, so this gift is always remembered.

Wild Apple Tree

Enjoy the fruits of your success with this slender, native tree. It produces blossoms every spring which are wonderful for our bees and dainty apples ripen in autumn. In Celtic mythology the Apple symbolised goood health and happiness and was often planted to celebrate a special occasion too.

All the trees are organically nurtured, beautifully wrapped and freshly delivered to the recipient anywhere in UK and EU.

Irish Oak Tree

Make your recipient feel inspired when admiring their beautiful Irish Oak Tree - symbolic of truth, courage and wisdom. This association derives from Ancient times when it was honoured for its endurance, noble presence and resilience. To catch a falling oak leaf also brings good luck and prosperity - what a wonderful symbol for any business!

When you place your order, a gorgeous Irish Oak will be freshly selected by our devoted gardeners, before being carefully wrapped in organza, placed in a luxury parcel and sent with it’s ancient story enclosed.

 

 

 

May 26, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

Unique Wedding Gifts

Unique Wedding Gifts

Summer is approaching and its the season for loved up couples to tie the knot! Almost two-thirds of weddings take place during June, July and August, so it’s not long until love is well and truly in the air! Read our romantic gift guide to find your favourite couple a luxury tree gift they can cherish for years to come.

Entwined Pear Tree Gift

An entwined pair of Pear trees which are eternally growing together forever. The beautiful fruity trees and their roots are inseparable, creating a romantic, meaningful gift the happy pair will always remember! The sacred Entwined Pear Tree is the symbol of good health and happiness, and is the perfect luxury gift to exemplify how best friend’s lives’ are forever entwined. All of our trees are organically nurtured here in The Present Tree gardens. When you place your order you can select a preferred future delivery date so your tree will be freshly selected and wrapped on the day it is shipped. Click here to see more...

Blossoming Camellia Gift

With its glossy leaves all year round, and beautiful flowers which blossom with a gorgeous fragrance, the Camellia is not only loved by couples, but by the bees and butterflies too! In Ancient mythology, Camellia symbolises love and devotion and the beauty of the flower has been treasured by couples for centuries. Uniquely, the male and female parts of every Camellia flower are inseparable, even when it wilts, which symbolises an eternal, everlasting love. What’s more, here at The Present Tree, we beautifully wrap your Camellia gift, adding a luxurious feel to your personal and original wedding gift. Click here to see more...

Wild Apple Tree Gift

Since ancient times the Wild Apple tree has also been known as the ‘Tree of Love’ and is associated with Aphrodites, goddess of love. It’s important role in Greek mythology is what makes this tree the perfect wedding gift, with the Earth goddess, Gaia giving Hera, the supreme goddess, an Apple tree when she married Zeus. The Wild Apple is a pretty, deciduous tree with an abundance of delicate blossom every spring and dainty apples, which ripen in Autumn - making it a timely Summer wedding gift! Every day the devoted team at The Present Tree are dedicated to ensuring your trees are happy and healthy, before being freshly selected, beautifully wrapped and sent with love to the happy couple. Click here to see more...

May 18, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

The best friend gift guide

When we asked people what gift they would buy for their best friend, the typical responses flooded in: perfume, flowers, chocolate, wine… Then we asked ‘What is your biggest difficulty when choosing a gift?’

The unanimous answer was finding a gift that was meaningful and long-lasting. It was interesting to discover that people struggled to find a present that was thoughtful and personal. While we can’t deny that we love being treated to the little everyday luxuries, this year why not skip the predictable? Give a meaningful gift that your best friend will always remember and cherish for years to come.

Here's our top two tree gifts for your best buddy.

The best friend gift guide

 There is no better gift to express the endurance of your friendship than the beautiful Olive tree, an ancient symbol of peace and friendship. 

To give your tree that luxurious feel here at The Present Tree, we gift wrap your tree with the Olive's ancient story enclosed in the luxury parcel, adding a memorable touch to your friend’s sacred tree.  

Still not convinced? Trust us, it’s pretty hard to resist its stunning, silvery-green leaves and abundance of fragrant, white blossoms in spring. The small fruits ripen over several months, gradually changing from pale green to dark purple in autumn, which are absolutely delicious when cured!

The best friend gift guide


The sacred entwined Pear tree is the symbol of good health and happiness, and is the perfect thoughtful gift to exemplify how best friends flourish and grow together forever.  

 All of our trees are organically nurtured here in The Present Tree gardens. Once your order is placed, a beautiful entwined Pear tree is freshly selected by our devoted gardeners before being carefully wrapped in organza, placed in its luxury parcel and sent with love!

May 10, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

Every Wild Rose has a Story...

Wild Rose Tree Meaning

In Ancient mythology the Wild Rose is a powerful symbol of love and adoration. It is strongly associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love, who is often portrayed with a crown of roses around her head.
In addition, the rose is a symbolic carrier of secrets. The term 'sub rosa' comes from the tradition of hanging wild roses above meeting places and tables in the Roman era. It is understood that anything said ‘under the rose’ will never be spoken of or repeated elsewhere.
Greek mythology also tells the story of the legendary wedding between Psyche, the goddess of Soul and Eros, the god of Love. Following the romantic match, the entire Earth was a-glow with roses scattered by the three Graces to celebrate the eternal union of love.

The beautiful Wild Rose (Rosa rugosa) grows with an abundance of fresh, spring leaves which unfurl from its stem and thorny branches. Its sweet-scented, deep-pink roses blossom all summer and are loved by bees and butterflies.

April 27, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

Every Hawthorn Tree has a Story...

Hawthorn Tree Meaning

The Hawthorn is a tree of magical enchantment and is strongly associated with Beltane, the ancient festival celebrating spring. In Celtic mythology it is one of the most sacred trees and symbolises love and protection. It is also known as the Fairy Tree, as fairies live under the Hawthorn as its guardians, and so was treated with great respect and care. However, politely collecting Hawthorn sprigs and flowers was allowed, especially by brides, who wore Hawthorn blossom in their hair or bouquet to symbolise their union of love.

The Hawthorn is a small tree with an abundance of foliage, growing on its thorny branches, which is wonderful for garden birds to safely make ther nests. It is  known for its longevity and can live over 400 years. In March the Hawthorn tree’s leaf-buds open and pale green leaves appear. These leaves are joined by masses of delicate white flower buds, which open in May to reveal blossoms with five white petals surrounding stamens with bright pink heads.  Each flower produces a fruit, called a ‘Haw’ which appear in July and ripen in October resembling small bright red apples which are loved by our birds.

April 20, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

Every Apple Tree has a Story...

Apple Tree Meaning

In ancient mythology, the Apple is one of the most sacred trees and symbolises good health and future happiness. Since ancient times it has also been known as the ‘Tree of Love’ and is associated with Aphrodites, goddess of love. This tree plays an important role in Greek mythology. The Earth goddess, Gaia gave Hera, the supreme goddess, an Apple tree when she married Zeus. The sacred tree was nurtured by the Hesperides, Daughters of Evening, and fiercely guarded by the dragon, Ladon.

In Norse legend, the Goddess Idunn is guardian of the apples which she fed to the gods and goddesses so they remain forever young. Apple wands were also used in Norse rituals as they symbolise good health, happiness, wisdom and eternal love. Similarly, Celtic mythology often mentions apples as the fruit of the gods that brings a sense of wholeness, healing and connection with nature.
The Wild Apple is the original tree from which all varieties have been created. It is a pretty, deciduous tree with an abundance of delicate blossom every spring and dainty apples, which ripen in autumn. The Wild Apple tree will happily grow in any garden and is great for wildlife, especially bees and garden birds.

April 11, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

How To Make Your Own Tea

Follow these simple steps to create your own refreshing tea…

 

View the full process on the blog…

 

April 10, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

Every Rowan Tree has a Story ...

Rowan Tree Meaning

The Rowan tree has a long, sacred history. Since ancient times people have been planting a Rowan beside their home as in Celtic mythology it’s known as the Tree of Life and symbolises courage, wisdom and protection. 

Look at the delicate leaves, perfectly symmetrical on either side of their stem. They freshly unfurl every Spring in bright green and resemble feathers: it’s not surprising that before the written word, the ancient world believed that these beautiful feather-leaves were created from a bird of prey. 

The myth tells that the goddess Hebe lost her chalice of youth and an eagle fought to recover the cup and return it to her. Wherever the bird shed a drop of blood or feather, up sprang a Rowan tree. 

The Rowan’s bright berries were symbolically associated with these drops of blood. Red is believed to be the most protective colour and is linked to the forces of creation and life. The power of the sacred Rowan tree is further enhanced by the pentagram, an ancient protective symbol, embedded in the bottom of every Rowan berry. 

Another legend tells us how the Rowan tree bent over a fast-flowing river and rescued Thor from being swept away into the Underworld. The wood is strong and resilient, and has, since ancient times, been used to make protective crosses tied with red thread. The Rowan tree’s timber has also been used for carving rune staves, walking sticks, and was especially treasured for its divining properties. 

The delicate, creamy-white flowers are five petalled, blossoming every Spring and loved by our honey and bumble bees. Wild birds feast on the ripe berries in Autumn, and so can we – use them to make alcoholic concoctions or Rowan jelly, which is delicious with venison and other game.

The protective Rowan tree can be viewed here.

April 03, 2017 by Catherine Cunningham

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