Something for the little ones

After months of lockdown it’s time to celebrate the gloriously balmy weather with some seriously creative outdoor activities for your children on Garden Day, Sunday, 9 May. Garden Day, created by Candide Gardening, the website that encourages everyone to break new ground in the garden, is celebrating the life-enhancing power of green spaces with flower-filled […]

How to create pawsome flower collars for your furry friends

Garden Day isn’t complete without loved ones around to share your joy. For some lucky people that includes a furry family member or two. Primp your pet on Garden Day with a fresh home-made flower collar. They’re easy to create, beautiful to behold, and can be made to match your own flower crown, ensuring your […]

Garden Day: The Glorious Ins and Outs

On Sunday 9 May, green lovers around the country will be celebrating Garden Day with friends, families and neighbours, in accordance with all government regulations, of course! It’ll be happening throughout the United Kingdom, on rolling lawns, treasured allotments and potted balconies. Everyone is invited. Over the years flower crowns have become the must-wear item […]

Sip back and relax on Garden Day

Garden Day is all about honouring our green spaces, and what better way to toast your garden and the goodness it gives us all year round than with a garden-inspired tipple in hand? So, in the interests of raised glasses and the cheerful sounds of clinking on Sunday 10th May, we’ve gone and gathered a […]

Garden Day for kids – A dozen ways!

There’s nothing really like the joy of gardening, and it’s a wonderful way for children to connect to nature, the pride of growing their own plants, flowers and food and, of course, the amazing health benefits that come along with it.

Health benefits of being in your garden

Spending regular time in the garden has undisputed health benefits. There’s an abundance of scientific evidence to back up such claims, and there are dozens of studies globally that have looked into how gardening affects your health and there’s always one conclusion: gardening is incredibly good for you. Which is why we are calling on you to celebrate your garden and green spaces this Garden Day, Sunday the 10th of May.  

No garden no problem, why we love houseplants

Indoor gardens don’t always get as much attention as outdoor ones, but they’re just as fulfilling, and both can be celebrated this Garden Day, Sunday the 10th May. But if you’re not convinced that plants belong inside your home, then read on and hear it from a recent convert who went from doubting to be-leafing…

It’s Thyme for a celebration

Garden Day is all about stopping to smell the roses and enjoying our gardens in all their wonderful forms. Sharing a meal is a great way to enhance the occasion and, whilst this could be a few simple sandwiches or a slice or two of cake, there are some wholesome, simple recipes that have been specially prepared for you to try out on this day.

How to use Nasturtiums in the Kitchen

Nasturtiums are at the heart of our summer kitchen garden. These versatile annuals have large seeds that are easy for children to sow and fabulous flowers ranging from soft creams to jewel-like reds and burnt oranges.

Rise of the plant parent

We may be more accustomed to eating the leaves, shoots, roots and fruit of plants, but the beauty of an edible flower garnish brings color to a dish in shades and style that is hard to beat.