National Gardening Week 16- 22 April 2012

This week is National Gardening Week! Lead by the Royal Horticultural Society, it aims to promote gardening, gardeners and the importance of growing! For all ages, for all people, for all of the community.
More details here:

Britain in Bloom – 14-15 April

Local groups across Britain in RHS Britain in Bloom are inviting everyone to volunteer to help transform their community and celebrate the 2012 launch of the nationwide campaign.

Gardening SOS – 16 April

The RHS advisory service will provide a free Gardening SOS service. For just one day anyone in the UK can ask the experts for help with thorny gardening problems – a service usually only open to RHS members.

Gardens of the Nation – 17 April

Help make history on Gardens of the Nation day when the RHS will be asking everyone in the UK to send pictures of their garden for the RHS Lindley Library archives to create a historical record of gardens today.

Careers in Horticulture – 18 April

Alan Titchmarsh will be at the forefront of the ‘Horticulture, A Career To Be Proud Of’ day. Talks and workshops by inspirational people who work across the gardening world will take place at the RHS London HQ and all four RHS Gardens in Surrey, North Yorkshire, Essex and Devon.

Gardening for the Environment – 19 April

Become a greener gardener. The RHS will provide advice and top tips to help the nation to be greener in the garden. Helping people to compost is one of the initiatives we will be driving forward.

Get Kids Growing – 20 April

Getting kids gardening is the aim. The RHS will launch a new Campaign for School Gardening initiative at its first major gardening show of the year, RHS Show Cardiff (20-22 April).

Activities for all – 21-22 April

Fun and interactive activities for gardeners of all ages and levels of experience will be on offer at the four RHS Gardens. There will even be a chance to get growing with RHS gardeners and committee members.

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