Get the kids gardening! It’s not just for grown-ups!
It’s so rewarding to pass on your skills, knowledge & passion for something to your children or grandchildren.
And what better than gardening?
Show the kids that they can grow their own flowers, plants, fruit & veg.
Then show them HOW to do it & let them loose!
Give them their own special plot in the garden or allotment to grow whatever they choose.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a garden. A balcony, windowsill or patio is great for growing in pots & containers.
Get them excited about spending a few hours a week outdoors & away from technology at the weekends. And especially in the upcoming summer holidays!
The fruits of their labours!
Kids will love watching their plants grow, caring for them & seeing the end results.
Being able to collect a posy of their very own flowers to give to mum or grandma.
Pulling up vegetables & helping in the kitchen to prepare them for dinner. Not to mention eating them as part of a family Sunday roast!
Or seeing how much nicer the flower beds look after weeding.
You don’t need to be a pro!
It doesn’t matter what level of gardening you enjoy.
Whether it’s growing plants & flowers or fruit & veg for yourself. Or even for taking part in local shows & competitions.
There will be so much you can pass on to children that they will enjoy.
All the gear!
Kit them out with their own set of tools, gardening gloves & wellies. As well as pots, containers & plant markers.
Having their own gear will make it more exciting for them.
More than growing!
It’s great fun to grow things such as pumpkins 🎃 for Halloween that the kids can carve.
But there’s so much more they can do in the garden.
🦔 Bird boxes, bug, butterfly & bee hotels, hedgehog houses…
Children will love watching the wildlife come & go.
You can buy them ready-to-use or ready-made to paint & decorate.
Or have even more fun by making your own together!
📖 Borrow from your local library, or buy, some nature books. See what might be lurking in your garden or near where you live.
Then go on a nature ramble together to see what you find.
🌹 Arrange their flowers in vases to display for the family.
🌱 Make a mini garden in a seed tray or container.
Everyone needs a hobby & gardening is a brilliant one – no matter how old you are!
And it’s a great hobby to pass on to children.
It gets them outdoors, helps keep them healthy, shows what they can achieve with a little work, care & patience… the list goes on!
Another bonus is that it won’t cost you much! 🥳
And who knows where it might lead? You could have the next Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein or Monty Don in the making!