Give a special and lasting present this Christmas – the gift of gardens and gardening 

We’ve made it easier to spread the joy of gardening this Christmas.  

When you make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust on behalf of someone special, you can send them our new downloadable design, accompanied by your own personalised message.  

How it works

STEP 1: First, make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust via JustGiving

During this process, you’ll be given the opportunity to include a personalised message, acknowledging that the donation is made on behalf of the gift recipient’s name. (On JustGiving, once you have entered your bank details, look out for the section called ‘Message’ and click on ‘Add a message of support’. View instructions.)

STEP 2: Next, download our special design and add your personal message

Choose the format that suits your preference:  

  • Or select the printable design, enabling you to handwrite a message and tuck it into a Christmas card.

Why make a donation in someone’s name?

A donation to Lemon Tree Trust makes a perfect present for the avid gardener in your life, who finds solace in the soil and appreciates the profound joy and benefits that come with cultivating the land. 

Beyond gardening enthusiasts, it’s an ideal gift for those who advocate for the wellbeing of others, championing the rights of refugees and survivors of war. 

If you’re part of the horticulture or not-for-profit community, why not consider Lemon Tree Trust for a quick and meaningful Secret Santa gift! 

And for the special person in your life who seemingly has everything, a donation to Lemon Tree Trust is the gift of impact. 

Not celebrating Christmas? No problem! You can make a donation in someone’s name for all sorts of holidays, religious festivals and celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day – or in memory of a loved one.

Why donate to Lemon Tree Trust?

Time and time again we see the transformative power of gardening. Beyond creating food security and positively impacting mental health, gardening brings forth beauty, restores dignity, builds community, and provides opportunities for those forced to flee their homes. 

Right now, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, people continue to harvest produce in the Azadi Community Garden in Domiz 1 camp and tend to their home gardens across the nine refugee and IDP (internally displaced people) camps in which we work. They’re also bringing plants and flowers into their shelters to make them feel more homely during the midst of winter.

When you make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust this festive season, you’re giving more than a gift. You’re helping to foster a world that is not only greener but is also more compassionate.

Jumana Omar Suleiman

“Lemon Tree Trust helps to relieve the pressures of life. Over the last three years I have gained so much agricultural experience through the organisation’s various initiatives, which I am truly grateful for.  This also reflected positively on my children; they love gardening. 

I often invite women to get involved with Lemon Tree Trust so that they can also benefit from the joy that gardening brings – whether that’s a visit to the Azadi Community Garden or entering the annual garden and cooking competitions.”

How your donation makes a difference 

  • £10 / $12 could provide refreshments at a community garden helping people socialise and spend time gardening 
  • £30 / $37 could help provide prizes for refugees and internally displaced people taking part in our garden and cooking competitions 
  • £50 / $61 could help provide topsoil and compost in our community gardens enabling people to grow what they need 
  • £100 / $122 could help provide a Lemon Tree Trust Camp Co-ordinator to help with distributing seeds, plants and trees to displaced people

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