National Children's Gardening Week

National Children's Gardening Week

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

The 2019 National Children’s Gardening Week takes place over the May half term between 25th May and 2nd June – taking on board two weekends.  It's a great time to get children outdoors and connected with nature.  

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

Take a look at the fun and colourful website at www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk. Children, parents, grandparents, schools and garden businesses can find a whole range of fun garden projects and activities, developed by Chris Collins, National Children’s Gardening Week Ambassador. These include: edible hanging baskets, crazy heads, pizza wheels, robot composters, bamboo tipis, recycled gardens and much more. There will also be a list of events.

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

  • Six garden-themed cartoon characters
  • Posters
  • Downloadable PDF activities for use in-store, including a fundraiser

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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