The 2018 National Children’s Gardening Week is fast approaching on 26 May – 3 June but it is not too late to get involved.
National Children’s Gardening Week aims to get more children involved in growing plants, getting outside, enjoying nature and gardening. It is a chance to get everyone involved; children, parents, schools, grandparents and gardening businesses. They can find new, fun and entertaining ideas to not only do for the week but continue throughout the rest of the year.
It is important that the children see others getting involved as this will encourage them to do so. As well as the children and adults getting involved in National Children’s Gardening Week there are several events starting from the end of March through to the end of May.
There are opportunities for garden centres to upload and share their events on the new website, www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk. There are free resources to use and download for any events that may need it. Even if you have found different ways to get involved, share them with us and others may be able to join in!
Another way to get your events heard is social media. National Children’s Gardening Week has been tweeting about what to do and how to come up with ideas. Tweeting is a good way to interact with people from different businesses who you can share the events with.
Over 80 garden centres have signed up to POS to advertise about National Children’s Gardening Week to get more people involved across the country.