Fresh air and outdoor fun

With longer days and higher temperatures there are lots of good reasons for being out-of-doors. Tidying up the garden, cleaning the patio furniture, potting up plants or painting the fence are all great jobs to involve the family with and get some spring sunshine on our faces.


Bee on a crocusbee hotel

Make a home for bees

Gardens with bees mean that our flowers and fruit will be pollinated and then set seed and most importantly produce fruit for us. To make bees welcome we can add quiet areas in the garden for wildlife, such as bees, to take over. Bee homes are fun to make and can be made into a pretty, as well as a useful, feature in the garden.

Find out more about the bees in your garden from the Wild About Gardens website

 

Cat in the Hat scarecrowMake a scarecrow

Its a good time to make a scarecrow for your garden to keep watch over your crops and stop the birds eating any seeds you have planted out. Scarecrows are great places for bugs to hide out and soon become part of the family - best of all you can dress them in your old clothes and give them a funny name. See our Cat in the Hat scarecrow on the right.

Things to do inside

girls watering tomatoesGrow some tomatoes

There is nothing more delicious than eating something you have grown yourself whether straight off the vine or in a tasty sandwich. Tomatoes can be sown inside now and will be ready for growing on outside, or in a greenhouse, when the weather improves. Keeping them well watered while growing is a great task to involve children with as they can see fruit swelling almost as they water in the final stages of growing. With any luck your home-grown toms will be ready to pick and eat for the summer holidays.
How to grow tomatoes

 

Family events at RHS Gardens

For the Easter holidays we are holding lots of free events to help families and children enjoy a lovely day out in our beautiful Gardens

girls with the giant Lindt bunniesWe have Lindt Easter bunny trails to follow, lots of crafts, music and bird of prey demonstrations to enjoy. So from making a bunny head dress to meeting our special Easter baby visitors we have everything to keep even our smallest visitors occupied.
 


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Join in with Green Grey Britain
 

Greening Grey BritainThe RHS works with many local groups who join together to tidy up local areas and make community gardens for everyone to enjoy. All age groups can join in and even if you have never gardened before your help will be appreciated, as many hands can make light work.


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Get involved in the Campaign for School Gardening
Scientist examining a slug

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening has lots of competitions you can enter with your school, as well as lots of fun activities you can try at home.
 

From the School Gardener of the Year competition to helping RHS Scientists collect data on slugs through their mapping project Slug it!, we have plenty of projects for you to take part in with your school.
 


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