RHS Garden Day

To kick-start National Gardening Week we called for everyone to get out and garden with us on Monday, 2 May 2022

What is RHS Garden Day?

The first day of National Gardening Week, we spread the joy of gardens and gardening far and wide on RHS Garden Day. On 2 May we called for everyone to get out in their green spaces and experience the feel-good power of plants – whether it was creating floral crowns at the RHS Gardens, pruning, weeding, planting or simply having a cuppa outside, or celebrating the four new RHS Community Gardens.

Create a floral crown at home

Make your own floral crown for RHS Garden Day

If you created a floral crown, share it with us on social media using #RHSGardenDay


Introducing the new RHS Community Gardens

This year’s RHS Garden Day saw communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland celebrate new green spaces, funded by the RHS Community Grant Scheme and created by leading garden designers. The location of the gardens, one in each of the home nations, were all announced on the BBC’s The One Show. Find out more about the gardens, and the stories behind them, below:

A new community growing garden in Huntingdon, England

Applying for the grant, gardening group Huntingdon In Bloom said it wanted to transform an unused space in a local park into a sustainable community growing area. It’s this vision for the green space that Arit Anderson will make a reality, after it was chosen as the location of England’s new RHS Community Garden.

Sky-high ambitions for Randalstown, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s new RHS Community Garden is set atop a stunning former railway viaduct, creating a space that’s both a garden for all generations and a world-class green space and attraction for locals and visitors.

Learning and growing together in Paisley, Scotland

Friends of Barshaw Park wanted to create an RHS Community Garden that extends a warm welcome to everyone, with space for socialising and relaxing alongside areas for gardening and growing. The result is a transformation of a former donkey paddock into a garden that is accessible, colourful and textile-inspired.

The ‘beating heart’ of Blaenavon, Wales

With very few in Forgeside, Blaenavon having access to a green space, the community applied for the RHS grant with the hope of creating a vibrant, pollinator-friendly garden with space to socialise and grow fruit and veg for the local foodbank.

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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.