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Gardening & Garden Crafts

All things related to the garden and gardening. Go get green fingers and green thumbs! A collaborative board of gardening peeps!

Gardening & Garden Crafts

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Involving children in gardening is rewarding for all taking part, but it can be daunting trying to make it fun. Here are my top tips for getting it right.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that sunflowers are just about huge blooms on tall stems and height competitions for kids. But there’s far more to them than this, and with 2015 designated the Year of the Sunflower it’s a great time to explore this plant variety and find the perfect one for your garden.

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Arundel Castle - A Wonderful Day Out with Kids! - Life At The Zoo

Fairy Garden Idea - make a Mini Tyre Swing! Perfect!

Do you know what types of wildlife have made a home in your garden? You can probably name a few, but you’d be amazed at just how many species there are! A garden wildlife hunt is a great family activity, and so easy – you just step outside your door!

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Recycled cola bottle gardening. These container gardening ideas offer a great way to brighten your surroundings immediately. Make your home look different unique and interesting.

Only got 10 minutes to spare for gardening? Here are some quick jobs you can fit in that will give you a big return.

This vegetable garden layout is simple, works for any size yard, and is full of superfoods that your family will actually eat! Feed your family the healthiest food for pennies! Simple living, healthy eating, life is good!

Plant dreams, pull weeds, and grow a happy life. Love this simple living gardening quote! Lots of simple living ideas over at

Five Green and Speckled Frogs story stones - with a super neat twist making it a wonderful tool for counting, sequential thinking, and problem solving! Lots of other ideas for activities to accompany this poem too.

Ultimate Dandelion Guide - Not sure if the dandelion is a friend or foe? Check out our ultimate dandelion guide - recipes, craft activities and tips for removing dandelions and putting them to good use. It's a gardening life.

Flowers are a popular birthday gift, and choosing the recipient’s birth month flower makes it more personal. Take a look at the birth flowers for May.

Spring and Summer outdoor play your questions answered, making this an outdoor summer to remember

Introduce plant science to kids by regrowing vegetables indoors! What a fun idea.

Turning your garden into a home for wildlife doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. Small changes can have a big impact; here are some ideas.

65 Wonderful GARDEN CRAFTS!! Who knew there were so many things you could make in and for the garden. Take a look!

Super simple DIY seedling pots to "make" at in the classroom - thrifty and fun and a great way to get the kids growing and teaching them about recycling. Click through for more thrifty and upcycled garden craft ideas.

Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: How to make an Umbrella Greenhouse & create your own Biodome

Simple Tin Can Lanterns that Kids Can Make

Three steps to a kid friendly garden

A virtual tour of my garden showing blossoms, blooms and seedlings that have appeared almost overnight - it all happens so fast at this time of year!

kid garden ideas - a collection of fun and simple backyard garden ideas for kids - make your garden and yard fun for kids.

Stone plant markers to make with kids

May is the first month of the year when the risk of frost dwindles, making it the ideal time to plant lots of crops. Here are my top picks.