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National Children's Gardening Week 2024!

It’s National Children’s Gardening Week from 25th May to 2nd June 2024 and we’ve come up with a bunch of fresh ideas to encourage budding young gardeners.

Let’s come together to help children grow!

Make your own Miniature Garden

This creative workshop gives children the chance to let their imaginations run wild! Each child is given a pot to decorate and fill with a plant. It’s a hand-on experience that will teach them all about how plants grow.

  Event Date:  
  Wednesday 29th May 2024
  11:30am – 12:30pm |  1pm – 2pm | £10 per child

Children must be over 3 years old and be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Gardening Tools for Little Hands

From rakes and spades to gloves and caddy bags, our mini tools all feature bright colours and chunky handles which are perfect for little green fingers. There’s also a choice of cute elephant watering cans for splashing good fun!

Find in our gifts department. 

Grow Your Own Sunflower Race

Perfect for kids, our Happy Gardens Sunflower Race Pack contains everything you need to grow your own sunflowers. With three pots in the pack, you can race to grow your sunflower against friends or family to make things more exciting! 

Available in our Gardening and Wildlife Department. 

Ready, Steady, Sow!

Head to our Gardening and Wildlife Department to find a cute collection of Mr Men and Little Miss Seeds for younger gardeners. With a fantastic choice of easy-to-grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, they are a great way to get kids sowing and growing.

Learning to Love Nature

Dig into our range of educational books which make learning educational and fun. They feature all the wild and wonderful creatures that inhabit our gardens and are a wonderful way to inspire children to explore nature.

Spring into Action!

Are you looking for inspiration on gardening for kids? Our expert team has come up with some blooming marvellous tutorials to help children grow their own fruit and vegetables. Watch their fun and informative guides below.

Downloadable Content

This summer create a grass caterpillar!


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Growing Tomatoes Made Easier

Follow Ash’s guide to the ultimate tomato set up for growing your tomato plants this spring. But don’t walk, run! Because they’ll be here today, gone tomato!  Click here for more.
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Strawberries Made Easier

Try this ‘berry’ easy strawberry planter in your garden this year, follow this simple tutorial and get planting! Click here for more.
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How to Create an Alpine Tower

Caroline takes Alpines to the next level with her easy alpine tower! Click here for the step-by-step instructions.

Inspiring the next generation of gardeners during National Children’s Gardening Week starts with a trip to Barton Grange Garden Centre. 

Don’t forget, we love to see your projects! Tag us in your posts @bartongrangegc!