Mini gardeners: Encouraging children to garden

21st March 2020

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The schools have closed but fear not, there is entertainment and education to be found in your very own garden. Now could be the perfect time to start a healthy hobby with your children that they will enjoy forever. Giving children something to tend to create nurturing and a sense of pride. It doesn’t matter how much space you have, you can create mini flowerbeds and allotments.

You could create a checklist of things to look for in the garden from plants to birds and bugs (and with Easter just a week away, why not hide some chocolate eggs out there as well as an incentive).

We love this mini dinosaur garden idea, it’s a great way to encourage children to nurture plants in a fun and practical environment. It doesn’t have to cost much, you can use existing plants and herbs you have in the garden and if you don’t have an old sink to hand then a large plant pot, plastic toy box, old car tyre or wheelbarrow will do.

The RHS has some additional activity ideas for getting children interested in gardening and outdoor learning <find out more>