Many people may be surprised to find out that garden parties are more than an excuse to wear fascinating hats and drink alcohol before lunch. When this theme is applied to a bridal shower, it's also an opportunity to make a gardener bride happy.
Like the foodie bride, every gardener bride has a long wish list of gardening accoutrements: heirloom tomato plants, rare flower bulbs and hard-to-find seeds. That's not to mention all the hardware!
Gifts aside and weather permitting, a garden party can be modified either to have an air of refinement (think white gloves and sipping lemonade in the shade), or a down and dirty approach where friends lend their elbow grease to pull weeds, dig furrows and help the bride get that much closer to her dream garden in her new nesting place.