The HTA will be returning to RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019 with a Discovery Zone exhibit titled ‘Helping Children Grow’, promoting National Children’s Gardening Week (25 May–2 Jun).
The exhibit, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers, will bring to life simple projects that can be used to engage children in gardening whilst fostering their social, emotional and educational development.
Working with National Children’s Gardening Week ambassador, Chris Collins, the exhibit will include examples of fun and inspiring projects such as edible planters, a pizza wheel, runner bean tipis and a wildlife hotel. They are designed to encourage children, parents and grandparents to have a go – either at home, at school or by going along to their local garden centre to take part in an activity.
Research findings will demonstrate the real educational and social benefits associated with involving children in nature, gardening and growing.
Alongside the plants required for the projects, HTA members will have an opportunity to feature five new plants – a maximum of three of which will put forward for the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Award.
Updates about how to get involved will be available online here in the New Year.
National Children’s Gardening Week supports the Greenfingers charity.