National Children's Gardening Week

National Children's Gardening Week

Greenfingers is delighted to be working with National Children's Gardening Week.

The 2018 National Children’s Gardening Week takes place over the May half term between 26 May and 3 June – taking on board two weekends.  It's a great time to get children outdoors and connected with nature.  

The initiative, now in its fourth year, was originally the brainchild of Neil Grant, Managing Director of Ferndale Garden Centre near Sheffield. This year, it has been taken on by the Horticultural Trades Association and is supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers and Gift Card Schemes in order to help spread the word across the industry and the wider media.

Visit the new colourful website at www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk where there are lots of fun activities to do as a family and a list of events taking place.  There is also a series of kids gardening and family activities developed by Chris Collins, National Children’s Gardening Week Ambassador, including projects such as : Edible hanging basket, Crazy heads, Pizza Wheel, Make a plant terrarium, Grow a meal, The recycled garden.

Free resources and content are available for garden centres to download and order and highlights include:

  • 6 garden themed cartoon characters
  • Table talkers, posters, sticker sheets and brochures
  • Character sticker sheets
  • Downloadable PDF activities for use instore, including a fundraiser
  • Design a robot compost bin competition (with the winning bin to feature on the HTA industry led exhibit ‘The Great Escape’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the opportunity for representatives from the winning garden centre to attend the show).

You can follow the campaign activity on social media using the hashtag #NCGW.  There is also a fun, interactive Facebook page for inspiration.

For more information, to download associated content and get involved visit www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk

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