National Gardening Week 15th – 21st October

National Gardening Week is just around the corner, so what better excuse do you need to get out into the garden and enjoy all that mother nature has to offer.

It is a celebration of gardening in all its forms, from the newbie plant parent to the garden guru, from the balcony to the bush, your apartment to your acreage. The week, which runs from 15th – 21st October, is there for every Australian, of every age group, to get out into the garden and enjoy. National Gardening Week as an extension of The Garden Clubs of Australia’s primary objective, “to extend the culture of gardening into the wider community for the benefit of all citizens”. 

The Garden Clubs of Australia National Gardening Week Ambassador, George Hoad reflected “I have been thrilled at the number of events held and the diversity of activities chosen to celebrate Australia’s National Gardening Week over the past 2 years and hopefully in its third year it will continue to bloom and mature.” If you’re home and want some ideas, George Hoad suggests the following: upcycle some tins, toolboxes or gum boots into quirky succulent displays, make a scarecrow for the garden, create a flower garland and throw a tea party, or build that compost.

National Gardening Week is a chance for everyone to ‘Dig in’.  Plant a tree, visit a relative with a living bunch of flowers or donate an indoor plant to your local nursing home and #plantoneforward.

For more information visit- National Gardening Week – Garden Clubs of Australia

By Meredith Kirton