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  • Haskins using children’s gardening week to get children outside

    Haskins Garden Centres is supporting National Children’s Gardening Week (May 25-June 2) . It wants to encourage children to get outside and enjoy gardening.

    Haskins launched its new Facebook page, ‘Garden Gang,’ earlier this year. It’s designed to increase children’s interest in and enjoyment of gardening.
     
    The Facebook page provides regular updates, free activities, educational worksheets and gardening games.
     
    Presented by the HTA, National Children’s Gardening Week is a nationally recognised awareness week. It’s in celebration of the fun that gardens hold for kids.
     
    The south-coast based company shares these values. So it’s supporting young gardeners with suggested activities to connect with nature.
     

    Haskins’ suggested activities for National Children’s Gardening Week, include:

    • Building a bug hotel – re-use outdoor waste to make a five star hotel for garden wildlife.
    • Growing a bean stalk – put a bean in a jar with some kitchen roll, add water and watch it start to grow into a magic beanstalk.
    • Creating a mini pond – use a container in a quiet part of the garden to help increase biodiversity.
    • Going on a flower hunt – download the free activity sheet
    Lisa Looker, brand director, commented: “Our Garden Gang concept is there to keep your busy bees entertained.
     
    “We’re proud to offer a variety of puzzles and games in the Garden Gang section of our website.
     
    “Regular updates are now also posted on our new Garden Gang Facebook page, along with worksheets and helpful video content.
     
    “We want to encourage kids to get outside, enjoy nature and have fun! National Children’s Gardening Week gives us the perfect opportunity to shout about what a great family activity gardening is.”

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