What is National Gardening Week?
National Gardening Week 2018 is held between April 30th and May 6th. And is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening.
The RHS National Gardening Week website is available here: http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/About.aspx
National Gardening Week events will be held at some of the top RHS gardens,including Wisley, Harlow Carr, Linlathen, Warren House and others, and will enable visitors to explore the gardens, learn gardening techniques from experts and enjoy talks, exhibitions and demonstrations.
Members of the public are invited to hold events themselves to celebrate the week, for example, open gardens, local street and park tidy-ups and garden parties. The RHS encourages people to share their events and stories on social media to raise awareness of this popular annual event.
The RHS offers a comprehensive list of project ides that can be taken up during National Gardening week, from wildlife ideas such as hedgehog, bird and bee habitats, to creating stone walls and compost heaps, to planting wildlife friendly areas, new vegetable plots, containers, window boxes. The ideas are endless and are available here: http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/Things-to-do-list.aspx
National Gardening Week is a great time for young families and new gardeners to get involved and learn about gardening, and a great time for more experienced gardeners to spring back into life and find new skills and inspiration.