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Five Autumn gardening ideas for children

Five Autumn gardening ideas for children

As I look out of the window the wind is blowing, creating a vortex of beautiful reds and oranges and summer feels like a distant memory. Yes, Autumn is here with its shorter days and unpredictable weather but also with its fabulous colours and its feeling of 'hygge'!  There are plenty of great gardening activities for children to do in Autumn and here are my top five. Play with leaves, seeds and berries  It is a well known fact that children learn better through playing and Autumn gives us a great opportunity to get to know many perennial plants and...

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How children can start a bee-friendly garden during the summer holidays

How children can start a bee-friendly garden during the summer holidays

School is out and there is plenty of time for children to get involved in gardening but we don’t always take full advantage of all the great things that can be achieved in the garden during the summer holidays.

August is a great time for kids to start creating or continue working on their bee-friendly garden.

So what plants can children grow from seed or plant now that will help bees thrive through this coming winter and next spring and summer? Here are our suggestions!

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Top 5 summer gardening ideas for kids

Top 5 summer gardening ideas for kids

Longer and warm days, bountiful crop of food to much on, the opportunity to have fun with water and wonderful minibeasts to look at, make summer days in the garden lots of fun.
If your kids or grandkids love spending the summer in the garden and you are looking for some inspiration for gardening activities to do with them here are my top 5 suggestions.

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Gardening ideas for kids with little time to garden

Gardening ideas for kids with little time to garden

Are your kids interested in gardening but life is just too busy? 

As a working parent with two young children I often struggle to find time to garden as well as supporting my daughters in their own gardening journey. In light of this I have been looking for clever ideas to help me garden with the girls within the little spare time that we have (even just 5 minutes) and here are my suggestions.

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Ideas to spark kids imagination through gardening

Ideas to spark kids imagination through gardening

Keeping kids interested in gardening can be challenging unless they are creating something that captures their imagination. This does not require a whole lot of work and it can easily focus on specific smaller projects that will have their imagination running wild and engaging them at an emotional level as well as physical. Here are four easy ideas of gardening activities that can capture children’s imagination.

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