Did you know that this week is National Gardening Week? It’s a nationwide event organised by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and is now in its fifth year. Its aim is to celebrate gardens and gardening, whether your green spaces are big or small, neat or a little more wild, this week is a chance to spread knowledge, discover new things and get outside!
The theme this year is ‘Get fit in the Garden’. There are lots of ways to get involved, from beginner’s workshops to guided walks, face painting to garden parties; there’s something for everyone, from green fingered horticulturalists to budding gardeners.
Thousands of people are getting involved including charities, heritage organisations and shops, and events being run up and down the country. It’s the perfect opportunity to teach children about the value and enjoyment of gardens and get them planting.
Visit the National Gardening Week website to find out more about the event and things going on in your area. There’s also lots of information, tips and guidance available on the week. You can also share your photos and comments on their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. You can also visit the RHS gardening for schools website for lots of good ideas and tips.