Garden centres take up children's week

National Children's Gardening Week is taking off.

Neil Grant
Neil Grant

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.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Superior propagation products can justify extra expenditure by providing precise cell fill, optimum root development and healthy plugs, writes Sally Drury.

Business Planning - Inflationary pressures

Business Planning - Inflationary pressures

How can horticulture businesses respond to Brexit-fuelled inflation? Neville Stein outlines the options.

Garden centre profile: Mappleborough Green Garden Centre

Garden centre profile: Mappleborough Green Garden Centre

Phase two of the redevelopment of the former Badger Nurseries has delivered rapid and impressive results, Matthew Appleby discovers.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Garden retail Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. NEW: 2016 listing just published

Garden Centre Prices

GARDEN CENTRE PRICES w/e 21 September 2016
GARDEN CENTRE PRICES w/e 24 August 2016

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here