National Gardening Week, Monday 30th April – Sunday 6th May

Monday 30th April 2018 marks the start of the Royal Horticultural Society’s National Gardening Week. Now in its 7th year, the campaign aims to be the country’s biggest celebration of gardening.

As you know, I’m a big fan of gardening, so any excuse to celebrate my own little patch, or to find inspiration in the gardens of others is a good thing in my book! There are numerous events taking place across the country during the whole week – everything from free garden consultations and bluebell festivals, to plant sales and garden tours. www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk

Get involved
The team at National Gardening Week are encouraging local groups and organisations to get together and plan an event. There are no rules about what kind of event you could plan. Why not get a group of friends together and hold a garden party? Or perhaps a community group could join forces and transform or clean-up a neglected space? Encourage those green-fingers from a young age and get the children involved by planting some seeds, decorating plant pots or making a collage out of things they can find on a scavenger hunt. Take a look at this long list of activities of things you can do in the garden.

Get social
Whatever you do, make sure you use #NationalGardeningWeek when you post about it on social media, and follow Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to find out the latest news on the campaign week.

I’d like to wish the RHS to very best success for National Gardening Week. The Amenity Forum promotes best practice in all aspects of weed, pest and disease management and the RHS are active members of the Forum. Proper control of pests and weeds is a vital element in good gardening and we thoroughly recommend the use of professionals to ensure that best practice is followed when pesticides are used.

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