National Children’s Gardening Week (NCGW) is to promote gardening to the general public. It also aims to encourage garden centres across the UK to hold events throughout the week of Saturday 25 May-Sunday 2 June 2019. The HTA uses the National Garden Gift Voucher (NGGV) scheme to promote and operate the week. This year we had 300 garden centres take part.
The aim of NCGW is to get as many schools, children and their families involved, gardening and having fun in their gardens. 2018 was the first year that the HTA took the project on and it turned out to be very successful. The campaign put gardening project ideas in front of half a million of consumers through the website, social media and in- store.
Chris Collins once again will be our celebrity ambassador for 2019. The HTA are very happy with his involvment in designing fun and educational garden projects for kids.
NCGW, like the NGGV scheme, supports the Greenfingers Charity. Greenfingers builds gardens for children’s hospices, for them and their families to relax.
There will be an information pack available to the HTA members with more information about NCGW 2019 and how to get involved. It will circulate HTA members later this year.