National Gardening Week

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NGW-logo13th – 19th April 2015

National Gardening Week is a celebration of gardening launched by the RHS four years ago. Anyone can join in, the RHS website has lots of ideas for activities that families and settings can do together such as: creating a dry garden or school sensory garden; building a bee hotel or, growing herbs in containers. Click here for a full list.

Gardening is great for promoting children’s understanding of the world, developing skills and knowledge in maths, biology, and the environment. Families can bond as they get involved in tactile activities, learn about plants, health and nutrition.

As a great fan of mint in tea, I think I’ll try growing my own, this guide from Sainsbury’s Money Matters Blog is very easy to follow.

Last but not least, Grandpa’s Garden and The Beeman are two great stories from Barefoot Books to get the conversation going. The superb endnotes at the back will inform and hopefully spark off some ideas for the week. Click on the links to shop for your copy. Happy gardening!

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