Gardening Calendars: A Little Bit of the Outdoors for Indoors
One of the more popular ranges from Exeter-based publishers Carousel Calendars is their gardening collection. In particular, they work closely with eminent gardening charities such as Kew, the Royal Horticultural Society and Perennial to create beautiful licensed products, which appeal to both the supporters of the organisations and the wider audience of garden and nature lovers.
Popular Gardening Titles
The popularity of this range no doubt stems from how much variety is available from the Carousel Calendars products. There are items that feature stunning photographs of flowers, plants and wider nature scenes; products that focus on intricate, historical illustrations of flora and fauna; and a handful of the items provide comprehensive advice and tips to help people of all levels of gardening experience.
Distribution numbers for 2018 show that the top five from the collection have an even spread across these different types. At the top of the list is the Beautiful Gardens slim calendar, which has a strong combination of striking nature photographs, endorsement from a famous gardening figure, and includes the most extensive gardening advice of any of Carousel’s products.
- Beautiful Gardens, with Foreword Alan Titchmarsh, Slim
- RHS Wall
- Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Slim
- Garden Days Week-To-View Planner
- National Trust, Seasons Wall
The Appeal of Gardening Titles
Why do gardening titles do so well? As well as the aforementioned scope of variety, they also appeal to many different groups, creating a large audience. First and foremost, of course, are gardeners, and also friends and family of those who have green fingers who are looking for the perfect gift for them. But the strong, colourful imagery that all of these products contain have a much wider appeal, bringing little slices of the outdoors into our homes and offices and brightening up any indoor space. Nature never goes out of style, ensuring a range that consistently performs well, year on year.