National Children's Gardening Week
National Children's Gardening week takes place from 26th May to 6th June 2021.
What is National Children's Gardening Week
National Children's Gardening Week (NCGW) aims to get children enthusiastic about gardening at a time of year when (hopefully) the weather is warmer, and they can see quick results from their work in the garden.
National Children’s Gardening Week was created by Neil Grant, Managing director of Ferndale Garden Centre near Sheffield who is also BBC Radio Sheffield’s garden expert and co-presenter of their weekly garden phone in.
On the NCGW website it states that:
It’s now an annual festival of fun that’s embraced in homes, schools, and community groups across the country, and supports the amazing Greenfingers charity, which is dedicated to providing magical gardens for children in hospices suffering from life limiting illnesses.
How can we get involved?
There is a whole selection of things that children can do to encourage them to enjoy gardening including:
- Building a sensory path
- Making a hedgehog feeding station
- Growing a grass caterpillar
- Colouring and activity sheets