National Children's Gardening Week Resources


National Children’s Gardening Week is a nationwide campaign that looks to develop a greater love of the outdoors among children while allowing them to grow plants of their own.

Taking place annually at the end of May – from 29th May to 6th June in 2021 – the week provides an opportunity for teachers to delve into science and inspire primary school pupils.

The week also supports Greenfingers charity, which works to create incredible outdoor garden spaces for children in hospices across the UK.

If you’re keen to embrace the topics around gardening in your classroom, here are some of the best National Children's Gardening Week resources available…

The Children’s Gardening Week website

The official Children’s Gardening Week website has plenty of resources to support teachers, including logos, posters and character templates to help promote the week in and out of the classroom.

There are inspirational things to do as well as guidance on gardening for schools and the many benefits it can bring – from boosting concentration and creative thinking to enhancing young people’s understanding of the world.

Among the ideas is a number of plant growing projects that youngsters can also try at home, depending on what space and resources they have available.

Garden Organic

If you need inspirational ideas, Garden Organic has a number of activity sheets that can tap into the curious nature of youngsters.

Further resources will be shared throughout the week itself while their active social media channels are peppered with useful advice and ideas.


From PowerPoint presentations to eBooks and word searches, Twinkl has several resources for those wishing to cover National Children’s Gardening Week in the classroom.

Primary teachers can look at how to grow plants and vegetation lifecycles, or access worksheets which can help pupils to understand and identify what they have in their outdoor spaces.

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