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We're proud to be a London Living Wage employer
It's London Living Wage Week! And we're celebrating what this means for us as a business.  The London Living Wage is the only wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 11,000 businesses across the UK, and we are one...
Warming winter recipes
The nights are drawing in and we're craving homemade comfort food. From quick and easy midweek meals to dishes you'd love to serve to guests; read on to see what we'll be cooking up this winter.   Jamie Oliver's Minestrone Soup...
We’re 29!
It's our 29th Birthday, and we can't think of anyone we'd rather celebrate with. To mark the occasion here's a little more about the wonderful world Caroline Gardner created. Come on in! Our journey so far.... . . 1993 ....
Care for your Cashmere
There are so many reasons to love cashmere. It's super soft, wonderfully cosy and if cared for, it can last for many years to come. From how to store, clean and mend, read on for our tips on how to care...
Thinking of you week
 Launching in 2014 by the Greeting Card Association (GSA), 'Thinking of you' week encourages everyone to send handwritten cards to different people; harnessing the joy and love found in sending and receiving snail mail.
5 Ways to Prepare your Garden for Winter
We asked Garden Designer Jane Porter to give us some tips for what to do with our gardens at this time of year. Read on to discover more...   Jane uses the list pad and pen      1. Don’t tidy up too...
In Conversation with Jane Porter
We'd love to introduce you Garden Designer and Consultant, Jane Porter. Based in Bristol, Jane gave up her office job to become a gardener, and has never looked back! Winning two Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show this year, Jane has...
Early Autumn Recipes
It's that time of year where we're starting to think about moving away from Summer salads and embracing warming Autumnal dishes. From stews and soups to pies, read on to discover some of the recipes we'll be trying this September.  ...
Get back into a Routine
The start of September signals a time of change. Kids go back to school and the weather starts to get crisper. There's a real sense of the desire to get into a rhythm and plan how to spend the colder months. Read...
Meningitis Now: Team CG run the London Marathon
As a business, we've supported the work of Meningitis Now for over 20 years. Our Founders Caroline and Angus almost lost their youngest son to meningitis when he was 18 months old, so this cause holds a deeply personal meaning for us. This...
our pink-spiration this season
Pink has always been one of our favourite colours. Emulating warmth, kindness, positivity and passion, this season we're celebrating pink in all its glory. While we may associate pink with all things girly, did you know hot pink was worn...
Tips for a Self Care Sunday
Add a Sunday night routine to your life and you'll feel more energised, positive and ready for a productive week ahead. Simply taking a few minutes to yourself can have a huge positive impact on your mindset. Read on to discover...
Our Design Team's Top Picks from the Joy Collection
Our Joy collection features bold, contrasting colours and fun shapes. We asked our Design team to tell us which pieces are their favourites and why.   Bea, Senior Cards & Wrap Designer "My daughter loves to draw so i always...
Our Summer Reading List
There's nothing quite like settling in with a good book. Whether you're heading for the beach, planning a lazy afternoon or you're looking for a bedtime read, read on to discover some of our favourite books, perfect for a summer read. Beautiful...
Summer recipes
We don't know about you, but with the hot weather we have all experienced over the past couple of weeks, it's hard to find inspiration to cook good meals in the evenings. We asked the team at Caroline Gardner HQ for some of...
National Give Something Away Day
You might be familiar with the old saying 'it's better to give than to receive'. Giving something away that you no longer use is a simple act that can mean the world to someone. That's not all though, the act of re-gifting...
Behind the collection: strawberries & cream
In this blog, we’ll take you behind the scenes of our Wimbledon collection. Our Wimbledon collection was inspired by one of the most popular icons of the British summertime: the strawberry.
Celebrate pride Month - Six Pride Flags explained
The rainbow flag has become one of the most famous symbols of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride flags have become a colourful symbol of queer identity and they have been evolving over time to represent every queer identity. In this blog, we'll walk you through some of the LGBT+ flags.
Celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of London Pride!
Pride might be colourful and joyful and a celebration of diversity of genders, ethnicities, sexualities and races, but it is organised every year to remind of the issues that still need to be tackled.
Dressing gowns & kimonos styling tips
Dressing gowns and kimonos are one of the latest fashion trends. After wearable pyjamas, dressing gowns have also become part of what is known ad "versatile dressing". Here are some styling tips!
The Great British Bake - Recipe for the Jubilee
What better way to celebrate the Jubilee weekend than with a traditional Victoria sponge cake? This easy recipe will add a sweet treat to the long weekend celebrations.