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Gardening With Children is the specialist children’s gardening website. 

It is an interactive classroom, allotment plot and hobby garden all in one!

 

 

Now by popular demand, we have created our very own ‘Gardening With Children Club’.  It is free to join and open to all schools and community associations supporting children of all ages.

Our aim through the club is simple – to inspire children to learn about gardening, grow your own (GYO) and caring for our precious environment. What could be more important than developing skills that will last a lifetime and promoting the benefits of healthy eating and living?

By signing up to join the Gardening With Children Club, your school or group will instantly have access to lots of great benefits including:

  • Up to 20% discount * off the entire product range from The Recycle Works which includes items perfect for school gardening including Raised Beds, Planters, Wildlife Observation Equipment, Compost Bins, Tools, Accessories and much, much more. Product Discount
  • Access to EXCLUSIVE product offerings and educational packs
  • FREE entry to all our competitions – win thousands of pounds of goods for your school or group. (Competitions held throughout the year)
  • A chance to take part in our FREE, exclusive, seasonal, member experiments. 
    Designed for gardeners of all ages and abilities the experiments are suitable for the school, community and allotment garden.  Plus they are fun to do, and offer the chance to learn a little along the way.  So from butterfly surveys, to weather watching and seed growing tests, our member experiments are a great way to get involved in our gardening community, and share your findings with others.
  • FREE downloads to support your activities within the National Curriculum including fact sheets, project suggestion, activity ideas and fruit and vegetable recipes to use your home grown produce.
  • FREE online support and access to our ‘Ask The Expert‘ team.
  • Access to our dedicated Gardening With Children Club Ambassador – Charlotte Greeen
  • FREE uploads to the Gardening With Children Blog – we’d love to showcase the wonderful results that children achieve with your support so please do help inspire others through your wonderful activities and results! After all a picture can say a thousand words!

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* Terms and Conditions Apply – discounts available are variable depending upon product range.

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We recently received an email from Georgina asking for advice on setting up her school garden.  This is something we are often asked about so we though you might find it useful too.  Here is her question along with our advice…

I am just starting a gardening club at my primary school.  Do you have any tips/advise?  It will be during the school day so it can be available to as many children as possible.  Just ironing out running eg. which year group etc.

Hi Georgina Many thanks for your enquiry. It sounds like you have an exciting project on your hands.

Our advice would be to start fairly simply. Using raised beds saves lots of effort fighting weeds and digging over heavy soil.   For a good selection of easy-to-assemble options take a look here.

Also don’t forget you can grow lots of vegetables, salads and flowers in containers and on windowsills – more ideas on the options available can be found by following this link.

If the school garden is going to be used through the school day you can think creatively about how gardening can be linked into the national curriculum. Take a look here for ideas on how to do that.

We have written lots of information on setting up a school garden here with useful links to getting started including articles on gardening in raised beds, composting and lots more.

For ideas of gardening jobs to do in autumn take a look here  and for information on seeds to sow for a winter harvest you might find this link useful. 

Best of luck with your plans and do let us know how you get along.

From Charlotte and the Gardening With Children Team

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