September Gardening Newsletter
September was traditionally the month to prepare the garden for the first frosts – but not anymore! The sun may be lowering in the sky but there is still a blaze of colour to enjoy, especially with plants thatRead more...
Our New Online Lifestyle Department
There’s no place like home…Read more...
We’ve spent a lot of time at home over the last two years and it has been so important to have our own safe space. Creating a cosy home surrounded by our favourite things is an age-old human habit. A place where we can put our own ‘stamp’ helps us to feel comfortable and is an essential part of life.
At Van Hage we are delighted to announce that we now have our new and extensive range of beautiful Lifestyle products available on our website. We have everything you need for luxurious home comforts and indulgent gifts for you, your friends and family. Our fabulous brands include L'Occitine, Stoneglow, Sophie Allport and Joseph Joseph and our products range from soft furnishings such as cushions, rugs and throws, to candles, home fragrances, kitchenware and clothing.
There is so much more on the way too, so watch this space!
Candles create a calming ambience with beautiful, diffused light. Couple that with a delicious aroma and you have the perfect recipe for relaxation.
Our 700g Stoneglow Luna candles are available in 8 different scents such as delicious Ylang Ylang and Amber, Sandalwood and Patchoul or Papyrus Wood and Jasmine. The Nature's Giftrange feature botanicals set in the wax which are grown and harvested by the manufacturers. We love Stoneglow Nature's Gift Neroli Blossom & Citrus Wax Candle, Stoneglow Nature's Gift Yellow Tea Rose Inclusive Pillar Candle and Stoneglow Nature's Gift Apple Blossom Pillar Candle.
The scent and the natural candle wax are carefully blended and poured by hand and each scented candle is individually checked before being carefully wrapped in beautiful designer packaging.
Our other candle brand top picks are St Eval Half Dipped Orange & Cinnamon Multi Wick Candle, Bomb Cosmetics Frozen Margarita Candle and Bolsius Pillar Tray of 4 100/50 Ivory and Bolsius Rustic Pillar in Taupe.
First impressions are so important and even before you have taken in any other features, a delicious, inviting aroma can immediately put guests at ease.
Our top picks are Stoneglow Modern Classics Perfume Mist Diffuser Grey, L'Occitane HARMONY HOME DIFFUSER SET, Stoneglow Nature's Gift Ocean Reed Diffuser 180ml, and Stoneglow Modern Classics Plum Blossom & Musk Reed. Don’t forget you can buy refills of your favourite scents too – the gift that keeps on giving! Our favs are Stoneglow Nature's Gift Yellow Tea Rose Reed Diffuser Refilland Stoneglow Nature's Gift Geranium Rosa Rd Diffuser Refil.
We have some fantastic luxury toiletries online that are suitable for both men and women so there really is something for everyone! We have beautiful and handy toiletry bag sets too so that you can keep all your products organised and travel with ease. Our products range from the everyday to something more extravagant like a special gift, but all bring a decadent touch of luxury to your bathroom routines.
Our top picks are L’Occitane 75ML CAP CEDRAT AFTERSHAVE BALM, L'Occitane 500ML SHEA BUTTER BUBBLE BATH, L'Occitane 500ML SHEA LAVENDER LIQUI SOAP, L'Occitane Delicate Floral Collection, Alice Wheeler Pink & Cream Floral Makeup Bag – Large and Bomb Cosmetics You're so Cupid Gift Pack.
Now that our homes (and us!) smell gorgeous, relaxing on beautiful soft furnishings completes the picture. We have a stunning range of cushions, throws, rugs and mats to choose from that will create a cosy feel whilst maintaining style and elegance. Our Malini cushions have sumptuous velvet and faux fur textures and are available in a wide range of colours to suit any interior décor. The Malini range also include beautiful hand painted designs for that extra special focal point.
Our throws range from the simple to something more fun like the Deyongs Ultra Soft Throw Dachshund designand our mats and rugs are hardwearing but so stylish! The latter come in all shapes, sizes and colours so you’re sure to find something that compliments your living space. Our top picks are Asiatic Carpets Nico Rug 200x200cm Grey, Asiatic Carpets Boardwalk Rug 120x170cm Pastel and Asiatic Carpets Antibes 160x230cm Blue/White Geo
No home is complete without some trusted appliances and gadgets for our kitchens and creating culinary masterpieces is a whole lot easier with the right tools close to hand! Our Cookshop both in store and online is fully stocked with top brands such as Brita, Creative Products , Joseph Joseph , Kilner, Kitchen Craft and Sophie Allport so you are sure to find something perfect.
Our top picks are Joseph Joseph Elevate Carousl 6 Piece Tongs Grey, Joseph Joseph Tri Scale White, Brita Maxtra & 3 Pack Cartridges, STACKABLE STORAGE JAR SET, Kitchen Craft Master Class Roasting Pan 40 x 28cm, and Sophie Allport Adult Apron Dragonfly.
It’s good to be home.
August Gardening Newsletter
Keep the summer colour goingAugust in the garden can sometimes be a difficult month, because hot dry weather can cause plants to ‘go over’ very quickly especially in tubs, containers and hanging baskets, so regular watering and feeding weekly with a liquid tomato feed will keep your flowers looking good into late summer.
High Summer Garden Clinic - Frequently Asked Questions
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Sustainability At Our Garden Centre
Helping to build a sustainable future. At Van Hage we are committed to operating with sustainabilityRead more...
as a key consideration.
July Gardening Newsletter
July is a wonderful month in the garden. After the hard work, gardens are now looking amazing, with shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bedding plants, containers and hanging baskets full of colour and life, giving you the ‘wow’ factor in spades. If ever there was a time to relax, sit back and enjoy your outdoor space, it’s now…Read more...
June Gardening Newsletter
The long, slow Spring brought with it the cold and frosty weather of April followed by a very wet May. As a result, some gardens have developed perhaps 3-4 weeks behind schedule for the time of year. Now we are emerging from this cold start, we can enjoy the longer evenings of glorious June and the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year. Wonderful!Read more...
Happy Father's Day! Inspirational Gift Ideas
Lot's of fantastic inspirational gift ideas for Dad this Father's Day!Read more...
A New Way To Barbeque - Traeger Pellet Grills
Ever heard of the Traeger Pellet Grill? Read more to find out how to cook outdoors in style with this revolutionary new barbeque, perfect results every time!Read more...
May Gardening Newletter 2021
May is such a beautiful time in the garden..Read more...
Bluebells, apple and pear blossom, tulips, rhododendrons and azaleas are coming into flower, and all the new leaves are unfurling in every possible shade of green. The garden looks fresh and vibrant, and every day you notice something new as plants start their summer journey.
Ponds and Water Features - Blue Mind Science
Hints and tips on how to create a water haven in your garden.Read more...
9 Steps To The Perfect Patio
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April Gardening Newsletter
Spring …we’ve waited a long time….Read more...
April is the month when plants come back into growth, and in just a few weeks’ time the trees will be covered in young green leaves and the new growth of herbaceous perennials will be appearing in the bare soil.
Time to Buy Your Garden Furniture
We would love to share our favourite Garden Furniture top picks with you!Read more...
Van Hage Family - Our message to you
When Cornelius and Theodora Van Hage started their business in 1953 from a small one-acre site in Broxbourne selling ‘English grown roses and Dutch bulbs’ they could never have foreseen the extraordinary and unsettling ramifications of the global pandemic facing all of us today.Read more...
March 2021 Gardening Newsletter
March is the month when it all begins to happen in the garden. The dark days of winter are behind us and the days are getting longer- in fact by the end of the month, days will be longer than nights, which is always a cheering thought.Read more...
Mothering Sunday - A Time To Spoil Mum
Spoil your mum this Mothering Sunday with some gift ideas from Van Hage.Read more...
20 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Valentine’s Day, like many other special occasions over the last year, will be like no other we have experienced. Lockdown has made visiting our loved ones very challenging and we have had to find creative ways to connect with each other...Read more...
February Gardening Newsletter
So, we’ve made it to February and Spring is approaching. The days are getting noticeably longer, the sap in plants is starting to rise, buds are beginning to swell and, most cheering of all, spring bulbs are appearing and snowdrops are already in flower...Read more...
Time to Plan Your Garden - Seeds and Propagators
Some of us still have snow in our gardens so finding the motivation to get out there is quite challenging. It is still very early in the gardening calendar and you may struggle to think of jobs you can be getting on with...Read more...