Garden Bon Bon Sets

created by

Anne Dowell

$14.95

created by

Anne Dowell

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It Grows On You

Make gardening a treat with these clever boxes of botanical bon bons. Seed balls rolled in red clay are shaped like delectable truffles, ripe for the planting. Simply plant them in spacious potters or a plot of earth for delightful bushels of edible herbs.

This patent-pending product goes beyond the giftbox: It's a thoughtful way of introducing gardening greenhorns to the joy of a green thumb. Handmade in Seattle.

Boxes of eight "truffles" mix four different herbs in two distinct varieties:

Herbal Teas (top):
Grow greens suited for teas and salads: Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Borage Blossom and Anise.

Italian Herbs (bottom):
Sprout kitchen staples for rounding out entrees, pesto and garnishes: Basil, Parsley, Chive and Winter Thyme.

Directions included. Sold separately.

"Several years ago I heard of guerrilla gardeners using seed balls. I thought the lean design concept was cool, as is the historic agricultural use," says Anne Dowell, creator of Garden Bon Bons.

"Then when I had a child," she continues, "I thought it might be an enjoyable way to engage my toddler in gardening, so I looked up the technique and realized that although seed balls are too small for a very small child, they look uncannily like truffles."

Anne, inspired by the seed balls truffle-like quality, decided to "push the metaphor and create a gift product that makes seed-giving more gratifying."

Anne calls Garden Bon Bons "a gateway gift to inspire timid non-gardeners and delight foodies and more serious gardeners with an elegant presentation."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
clay, cardboard, ribbon, seeds, organic compost
Measurements
Presentation Box: 5.5" L x 3.25" W x 1.25" H; Bon Bons: each approx. .5-1" x .5-1" x .5-1"; Net weight: 3 oz.
Notes
Store in a cool dry place until ready to grow. Then, place bon bons on top of soil in sunny spot (indoors or outdoors), water generously until germination.
Item ID
19735

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.



Garden Bon Bon Sets have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Garden Bon Bon Sets
 
4.4

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (43)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Accurate instructions (15)
  • Easy to store (11)

Cons

  • Small in size (5)

Best Uses

  • Garden (46)
  • Patio (28)
  • Indoors (18)
  • Outdoors (17)
  • Deck (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (24), Budget shopper (21), Avid gardener (16), Midrange shopper (15)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (3), Single female (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (14), Birthday (7), Other (6)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

GARDEN BON BON SETS REVIEW

By 

from Boise, ID

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

      This was a gift, so I've not planted it myself. the recipient said she would get photos as I've never seen the pods progress before.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very fast delivery.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wowed the grandma

      By 

      from Winnetka, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

        well this was the perfect gift for gardening grandma. it certainly had a wow factor and lots of excitement. it's the gift that keeps on giving, so she has weeks of enjoyment and can't wait to see how they turn out!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wife loves them

        By 

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

        My wife thought the garden bon bons were unique and quite cute. They seem to be doing well in our garden. They don't take up much space, so they can fit in anywhere.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Loved this!

        By 

        from North Georgia

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Attractive design
        • Easy to Use
        • Hardy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

          I purchased this for my mom for Mother's Day, and she has really loved these! I had to find something "fool-proof" for a woman who loves gardening, but who can have a black thumb. Word of warning, however: my mother almost ate the product rather than planting them, the design was so believable. Thinking that the title "Garden Bon Bons" should have been enough to give it away as inedible, but still a little nervous, I'd called my dad to be on the watch-out just in case. He still had a difficult time getting her to realize they were actually for the garden. :D When she did, she was astounded and still very excited! Easy to use, and producing well. Great for new gardeners!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Gift Idea

          By 

          from San Diego

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Patio

            Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

            This was given as a gift to my ex-wife who enjoys cooking and gardening. She loved the non-herb version of the product for its uniqueness and ease of gardening. It was one of the simplest things she ever planted and is looking forward to her tea leaves.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Gift Idea!!

            By 

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

              This was a great gift for my Dad for his birthday! It's like sending candy, but better since it lasts much longer!!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Shipped REALLY quickly! I thought I would be late on a Birthday present but I was lucky that it shipped within 24 hours!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Garden Bon BOns

              By 

              from Denver,CO

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Lightweight
              • Love tea
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Great centerpiece
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Patio

                Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                I love tea and can hardly wait to dry these leaves and use them for drinking and for cooking.
                I am excited to get started with these wonderful non-calotic bon-bons--GREAT IDEA and marketing!!
                Thanks so much for great products.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A fun product for kids

                By 

                from Redondo Beach, CA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Delicious
                • Educational
                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Educational tool

                  Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                  A gift to a family member.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great gift!

                  By 

                  from NJ

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Indoors
                    • Patio

                    Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                    Bought as a birthday gift. It is small, but the packaging is cute and I know she will love it!

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Adorable and Clever

                    By 

                    from Minneapolis

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Clever
                    • Fun
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                      Gave the plants to a friend as a gift. She absolutely LOVED them. They're so cute and the idea is so much fun.

                      Can't wait for her to make marinara sauce with the herbs.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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