Get your kids enthusiastic about gardening and wildlife with loads of ideas and resources from these great websites, there’s plenty to keep them occupied in the garden for hours! Encouraging children and young people to take up gardening is a great way to boost their mental and physical health, while opening up their creativity and knowledge of nature. If you want to get your child into gardening but aren’t sure how, chat with our team in store who can provide any advice, and visit the sites below.
The Cultivation Street campaign is all about community gardens and what makes them so fantastic. Community gardens come in a myriad of shapes, sizes and styles. They all have a different heart and a unique mission. What each one of them has in common though, is the ability to bring people together using the power of nature to inspire, heal and make people happy. Visit their website for amazing gardening guides, activities and recipes.
Children’s Mental Health Week
1 in 6 young people and children suffer from a mental health condition, highlighting the importance of finding ways to encourage positive wellbeing and finding ways of coping with mental health conditions at all ages.
Gardening is proven to have a vastly positive impact on both a person mental and physical wellbeing, and by encouraging our children to be outdoors and in the garden we hope this provides them with a safe space to let their imagination and mind thrive. Here are some of the benefits associated with spending time in the garden.
Children’s Gardening Week
Although Children’s Gardening Week happens every May, you can visit the CGW website for loads of great inspiration all year round to pick up fun ideas for the kids. Keep them entertained and mad for gardening!
Sustainable Gardening Activities that the whole family can get involved in HERE.
Wild About Gardens
Set up by The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS, Wild About Gardens celebrates wildlife gardening and encourages people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature. Many common garden visitors – including hedgehogs, house sparrows and starlings – are increasingly under threat. But together we can make a difference. Check out their amazing website for loads of interesting facts and activities for the wildlife in your garden.
Loads of great activities and resources for kids to do in your garden. Including creating artwork from what’s in your garden to being a soil scientist or a flower spotter. Check out the website for loads of great ideas.
Visit the Peckish website for lots of fun bird and wildlife related games and activities from colouring in and bird spotting guides to and making your own bug hotels and word searches.
- Visit CBBC – Newsround for great gardening ideas, podcasts, activities and competitions. Click HERE to visit the website.
- Visit the Skinny Jean Gardener for loads of gardening tips, podcasts and live stream programmes. Click HERE to visit the website.
- David Domoney with over 40 years’ experience in horticulture industry has loads of super ideas on his website to keep the kids busy. Click HERE to visit his website.
- Gardeners World, 10 fun-filled gardening projects for kids – click HERE to visit the website.
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