In Australia – Childrens Gardening ideas

Gardening is a wonderful activity for children in Australia, as it allows them to connect with nature and learn about the environment in a fun and engaging way. Here are some ideas for children’s gardening in Australia:

  1. Create a sensory garden: Children love exploring different textures, smells, and colours. Creating a sensory garden with plants that have different textures, scents, and colours can be a great way to engage their senses. For example, lavender, rosemary, and mint have strong fragrances, while lamb’s ear and ferns have soft, velvety leaves.
  2. Grow a pizza garden: Children love pizza, so why not grow the ingredients for their own homemade pizzas? Plant tomatoes, basil, oregano, and peppers in a designated area of the garden, and teach children how to harvest and prepare the ingredients for their own pizza creations.
  3. Plant a butterfly garden: Butterflies are beautiful and fascinating creatures, and children will love learning about their life cycle and habits. Planting flowers like marigolds, daisies and zinnias will attract butterflies to the garden and provide food and habitat for them.
  4. Build a fairy garden: Children have a natural fascination with magical creatures like fairies, so why not create a fairy garden in a small corner of the garden? Use small plants, like succulents, and decorate with miniature furniture and accessories to create a whimsical and enchanting space.
  5. Grow a veggie garden: Growing vegetables is a great way to teach children about where their food comes from and how to eat healthy. Planting easy-to-grow veggies like lettuce, carrots, and peas will give children a sense of accomplishment as they watch their plants grow and produce food.

These are just a few ideas for children’s gardening in Australia, but there are countless other possibilities. The key is to make it fun, educational, and engaging for children of all ages.

Always ask your local Garden Centre for their plant recommendations for your garden.

If you have any queries, please contact your local Independent Garden Centre. 

© Garden Centres Association Australia

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