National Children’s Gardening Week
Posted: 27th May 2019
Together, we help children grow
Introducing Children’s Gardening Week:
National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids. Children, parents, grandparents, schools or garden businesses can find ideas for fun garden projects and activities on this site.
Children love growing plants, love being in the garden but they’re often impatient, wanting to see instant results. National Children’s Gardening Week aims to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are immediate. National Children’s Gardening Week takes place annually in the ‘warm’ week at the end of May.
This means that pretty much throughout the UK they can plant all the popular plants with little fear of weather damage or the need for complicated protective growing.
National Children’s Gardening Week was the brainwave of Neil Grant, Managing director of Ferndale Garden Centre near Sheffield who is also BBC Radio Sheffield’s garden expert and co-presenter of their weekly garden phone in, and it’s widely supported by the whole of the UK garden industry.
It’s now an annual festival of fun that’s embraced in homes, schools, and community groups across the country, and supports the amazing Green fingers charity, which is dedicated to providing magical gardens for children in hospices suffering from life limiting illnesses.
Things to do:
Grow a pallet garden
Build a bug hotel
Write your name in salad