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.

Make a home for bees

Bee on a crocusGardens 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.

Make a bee hotel

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


Make 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. 

Grow some tomatoes

girls watering 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

Join in with Greening Great 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.

Find a group near you

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.

Become Wild About Gardens

Wild About GardensWildlife gardening is one of the best ways to keep children and adults in touch with nature. To support this we have joined with the Wildlife Trusts to create events, activities and competitions for children and families to enjoy which help our wildlife.

More from Wild About Gardens

Courses & workshops

Learn a new skill or brush up on old ones with a workshop or short course with the RHS.

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Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.