National Gardening Week 2021 is fast approaching – and it’s not one to be missed!
The UK’s largest annual celebration of gardening will be taking place from Monday 26th April to Sunday 2nd May. Founded by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the occasion aims to raise awareness of the positive impact gardening has and how green spaces can enrich our lives. Inspiration is at the heart of this event, building on the passion of current gardeners and encouraging interest from the next generation. Put simply, it’s a week dedicated to enjoying gardening!
Gardening for Joy
We are no strangers to the joy that gardening can bring. This past year, gardens have played a huge part in people’s lives, acting as a sanctuary for wellbeing.
The theme for this year’s National Gardening Week is fitting for current times, based around the role that green spaces play in benefitting mental and physical health. With more people keen to get into gardening and spend time outdoors, there really is no better time to get involved, spread positivity, and create a beautiful, green Britain.
So…what can you do for National Gardening Week?
We have composed a few gardening jobs for some inspiration in the garden. Get the whole family outside and involve multiple generations! Why not share what you get up to with friends, talk gardening tips with your neighbours or post your National Gardening Week activities on social media? Sharing is caring!
- Deadhead spring bulbs like daffodils and tulips when the flowers finish, leaving the foliage to die back naturally.
- Plant annuals and hardy perennials.
- Plant summer flowering bulbs.
- Sow new lawns or repair bare patches.
- Get children involved with gardening. Make garden markers by painting rocks to show what you are growing for a fun child-friendly activity.
Even without a garden, you can still be green-fingered and immerse yourself within nature:
- Bring the outdoors in! Create your own oasis with house plants. Indoor plants, and nature in general, creates a calm environment that is good for relaxation and productivity, providing you with something to nurture. Fruit and vegetables can also be grown inside in sunny spots.
- Make the most of the space you have. Add a softness to small areas like balconies or by your front door with pots of plants.
- Visit local green spaces like parks and gardens and pause for a moment to admire the plants around you.
Get your spades out and enjoy being outdoors this National Gardening Week.