National Gardening Week gets going

The gardening trousers have hardly come off over the last week!  We’ve been busy, busy, busy in the Genus garden because spring has sprung, there is grass to cut, seeds to sow, seedlings to harden off and plant out, and borders to weed.

No wonder then that the RHS has timed the start of it’s National Garden Week this weekend.  Running from the 13th – 19th April, the ambition of the campaign is to encourage people and organisations to come together and help keep their neighbourhoods, environments and shared spaces beautiful through gardening: In other words to ‘Start Something Beautiful’.

Everybody is invited to become a gardener and enjoy gardens and gardening through their own local events, and RHS organised opportunities, with National Gardens Day organised for Friday 17th.  Gardeners will be able to enjoy gardens normally closed to the public or those which usually charge admission for free. National Gardening Week is also encouraging us to think about planting and growing wildflowers – they have their place somewhere in every garden and make a big difference to native wildlife.

What a brilliant opportunity to celebrate gardeners and gardening, and all the fantastic benefits they bring to our neighbourhoods.