Children's Gardening Week is taking off.
The idea, from Ferndale Garden Centre director Neil Grant is for a special week for children in garden centres from 23-31 May.
Grant 'floated' the launch, and he says that being a small business feedback is patchy.
But he says garden centres Barton Grange have got behind it and Kershaws at Brighouse have a week of events planned. The West Yorkshire garden centre has a toy shop and children’s gardening club.
Ferndale is running a Moshi Monster Garden treasure hunt, planting sunflower seeds for a grow the tallest. There are free to collect half coconut fat feeders linked to a bird spotting activity. And Madame Zucchini, a vegetable-based childrens entertainer is visiting. The Sheffield centre will do a miniature/fairy garden session too.
Grant added that garden centre consultant John Stanley has been very encouraging and is talking about it wherever he is.