'Indulgence' Christmas theme at Hayes Garden World
Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas

Christmas 2017 Is Nearly Here!

Christmas 2017 is nearly here!

'Indulgence' pictured above

The fabulous Christmas display in the store is almost ready in its full splendour, promising to be even better this year with a huge choice of everything you could possibly need for the festive season. This year’s main theme is ‘Alice in Winterland’ within which there are six smaller colour themes to give you inspiration to create your own fantastic display. This year’s colours are very much on the soft muted side with champagne, rose gold and a touch of pink being the main colours of the ‘Tea Party’ theme. The Folly at the front of the store has been transformed into an ‘Enchanted Forest’ with lime green, brown, copper and cream featuring alongside Highland Cows, sheep and deer.

Enchanted Forest Christmas display at Hayes Garden World

'Enchanted Forest'

This year’s truly luxurious theme is ‘Indulgence’ which is teal and silver with touches of copper and iridescence. Many of this themes products can be either dressed up to create a stunning contemporary Christmas display or incorporated into an everyday interior design. The ‘Back in Time’ theme features all the Christmas favourites of red, gold and rich forest green with red and white being the predominant colours of the ‘Queen of Hearts’ display in the centre of the shop. Blue, white and silver are the main colours of the ‘Winter Wonders’ theme which epitomises the traditional snow scene of crisp white snow and cobalt blue skies.

Indulgence Christmas display at Hayes Garden World



1. If you’re choosing Christmas decorations for the first time buy about two thirds of your decs in a core colour which will go with several other colours to create different palettes. The remaining one third can be two or three accent colours; it is a lot cheaper just to replace these accent colours when you fancy a change of décor. White, red, gold and copper are all great core colours as they can easily be paired with a number of different colours.

  • White – blue, silver, iridescent, clear, dark green, red, champagne, copper, cream, gold, pink
  • Red – gold, forest green, purple, black, white, clear, wood
  • Gold – red, forest green, pale pink, white, copper, cream, purple, orange, amber, brown, wood
  • Copper – brown, cream, champagne, teal, orange, amber, wood, dried fruits, lime green, forest green

Tea Party Christmas display at Hayes Garden World

'Tea Party'

2. If you’re decorating a large tree get some large baubles, florals, make big bows or wire 2 – 3 baubles together to fill in the space and also create interest; a lot of small baubles will look too busy and also cost a fortune!

Back in Time Christmas display at Hayes Garden World

'Back in Time'

3. Tinsel pushed into the centre of the tree will reflect the lights and illuminate the interior.

Enchanted Forest Christmas display at Hayes Garden World

'Enchanted Forest'

4. Buy some fine iridescent organza, tear it into long strips about 30cm (12”) wide and push it about half-way into the tree to make it look more heavily decorated than it actually is.  

Christmas figures at Hayes Garden World

So let your imagination run riot in our Christmas department and if your creative streak is going through a dry spell just ask one of our helpful staff for a bit of inspiration.