RHS launched National Gardening Week three years ago and has since grown into the country’s largest celebration of gardening. With a variety of events, there will certainly be something for you to dip into and enjoy the spirit of this celebration.
2014 sees the 50th anniversary of RHS Britain in Bloom. To celebrate the UK’s biggest volunteering project National Gardening Week will be centred on ‘communities’. Every year is great success with charities, retailers and organisations coming together so why not you? Whether you decide to be creative and host your own event, or simply visit a local one, get involved and become a vital part of this tremendous week.
You may be putting your creative caps on and thinking of what you can do, so here are some ideas to get you on your way;
- Create a sensory garden – Would your community benefit from a tantalising garden for your children? Sunflowers are ideal for sensory gardens as they are bright
- Plant a tree – Encourage our wildlife and make an aesthetic area for a new tree in celebration. Native trees are best for encouraging wildlife such as Hawthorn and Oak. However, if you fancy something more ornamental try one of our Crab Apples or Cherry Trees.
- Create a local competition – Bring your community together and register your event on the National Gardening Week website
For more ideas visit: http://bit.ly/PQkGJW
Dig deeper and find an event near you: http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/Events.aspx
Please keep us here at Thompson & Morgan updated with your adventures this week via our facebook and twitter pages. We would love to hear about your gardening adventures!
Terri works in the e-commerce marketing department assisting the busy web team. Terri manages our blog and social media pages here at Thompson & Morgan and is dedicated to providing useful advice to our gardeners. Terri is new to gardening and keen to develop her horticultural knowledge.