Gardens have been around since prehistoric families tried to improve the general area they lived in. They did this by removing species they didn't want in the environment, while improving and nurturing what they did want in their environment. The Romans built gardens with fountains and water features and nowadays, we have all different types of garden depending where we are in the world!
But why bother? We grow some beautiful flowers, plants and even food from gardening. Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins' said about gardening, 'that working a plot involves maths, designing a garden takes 'art' and that plant care is science!'
National Gardening Week was launched four years ago by the Royal Horticultural Society and has grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. Thousands of people, gardens, charities, retailers, culture and heritage organisations and groups get involved and you can too!
Events and activities are being run up and down the country. From beginner’s workshops to guided walks, face painting to garden parties, there’s something for everyone and everyone is invited.
Would you like to throw a garden party, love your neighbourhood park or think your local street could do with a tidy up? Get involved in National Gardening Week by running your own event and registering it online at the official website: http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/. No matter how big or small your idea, they would love to have you involved.
There is plenty for you or your family to do to get into the spirit of National Gardening Week. From building a pond, to making rhubarb jam. Follow National Gardening Week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
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