Celebrate National Children's Gardening Week!

29 May 2018

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Get the kids out in the garden for National Children’s Gardening Week and plant the seed of a lifelong love of the great outdoors!

The initiative, now in its fourth year, is backed by the Greenfingers Charity and National Garden Gift Voucher and Gift Card Schemes. It’s an annual festival of fun for everyone, whether you garden at a school garden, with a community group or just in your own back garden.

There’s activities going on at Pugh's in Radyr on Wednesday and Thursday. Check availability here.

Also you can bring your little ones along for a day out at Pugh's Garden Village. We're a family day out for all seasons with our Garden Centre plant area where they can discover the sights, smells and sounds of nature. Plus in both Radyr and Wenvoe we have Maidenhead Aquatics where you can make some fishy friends. In Radyr there's Pet's Corner where there might just be some cute creatures and Dragon Reptiles for those of you brave enough to enter!

After an exciting day of discovery, be sure to visit either The Watering Can Coffee Shop or Walnut Tree Express Coffee Bar in Radyr or The Orange Tree Restaurant in Wenvoe where we have children's menus and outdoor seating/play area for if the sun is shining!

On your visit, be sure to look out for all you will need to get involved in some of the brilliant green-fingered ideas from National Children’s Gardening Week Ambassador Chris Collins. Some of the ways you and the kids can join in at home include:

  • A recycled garden made from old junk: it’s amazing what you can turn into a planter, from old pairs of wellies to a spare chest of drawers!
  • Edible hanging baskets: Line a hanging basket and pack it with tumbling cherry tomatoes, strawberries, herbs and trailing nasturtiums. Yum!
  • Write your name in salad: Fill a seed tray or box with compost, use a stick to write your name and sow rocket seeds along the line you’ve drawn.
  • Grow a pizza wheel: Mark out a wheel with stones or bricks, and sow a different pizza topping in each section: try basil, spinach, rainbow chard, tomatoes and peppers.
  • Hold a garden party! Get the kids to invite friends and family around for a barbecue and make the most of the lighter evenings to enjoy your garden to the full.