One of the UK’s original seed packet brands, Bees, return to the industry this autumn. G Plants launched a rebranded Bees Seeds range to retailers at Glee alongside its range of growing gift products.
Die-hard seed collectors and heritage gardening fans will remember Bees Seeds, which dates back to the early 1900s. The company developed a reputation for quality vegetable and flower seeds and helped Woolworths to become the number one garden products supplier in the 1930s. G Plants has given Bees Seeds’ heritage packaging an updated old-English style with hand drawn illustrations that will appeal to buyers looking for premium seeds, bulbs and gifts for the core mature garden centre audience.
The range currently comprises:
Large format seed packs, 32 different varieties of flowers and vegetables. SRP £1.99 each.
Seed shaker Tins – five different mixtures, packaged in attractive reusable gift tins. Easy to sow by shaking over prepared soil – just cover and water. SRP £3.99 each
Gardeners Starter Kits – combining seeds, compost and sundries in various combinations, also available in a gift tin. SRP £9.99 each
This preliminary range was made available to buyers at Glee for the first time, delivered as part of a quality wooden display stand.
Future Bees Seeds releases will include ‘Novel Seeds’ (packaged in a wooden book-box to reflect the title of the ‘book’, flower varieties chosen to give blooms throughout the whole year, winter to winter), Wooden Trug Gardening kit (including seeds, gloves and wooden dibber), an Allotment Vegetables and Flower Garden Kit, Wooden Planter Growing Kits (including seeds and compost), and Lily and Dahlia Hessian Bulb Gift Bags.
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