Today marks the beginning of National Gardening Week with events up and down the country celebrating it’s start.
The Naughty and Danger baby are avid garden guru’s. Tackling a mound of mud or selecting home grown succulent strawberries for an afternoon snack is a natural instinct for these two outside lasses.
Both Sarah and I are also lucky enough to be RHS Wisley Garden members and spend many an afternoon enjoying the beautiful gardens while our naughties scream at the outside space available to them. Wisley garden has amazing features for little ones. Today’s visit included building dens in the tipee building area, learning the colours of all the flowers seen, smelling their scents, playing in the children’s activity area and making a kite when not munching on cake and supping a cup of tea. A perfect afternoon.
The Royal Horticultural Society has started a campaign to get schools and pupils gardening. From growing sunflowers in yogurt pots, growing cress and mustard seeds on kitchen roll to harvesting ingredients for tea time- it’s all about getting children outside in the garden and understanding the importance of the garden and gaining key skills for the future.
The RHS are asking as many schools as possible to create “living” classrooms or dedicate outside space to gardening so that wildlife can be investigated, new environments can be made and children can learn about growing their own dinner.
With 14,000 schools already taking part the RHS are asking for more schools to get growing and get gardening and individuals to donate.
To pledge a donation towards this campaign click here.