Garden Day – celebrate gardens on Sunday 9th May

Rachel de Thame for Garden Day - image by Sophia Spring

Most of the year we plant, water, weed and mulch – work. Garden Day, however, is the time to reap the rewards of your labour. No matter how big or small your garden is – whether you have rolling lawns or simple window box displays – Garden Day is all about downing tools and celebrating the fruits of your labour.

“Although not a National Garden Scheme event we support Garden Day which falls on the first Sunday of our Gardens & Health Week,” says Chief Executive George Plumptre. “We are always keen to encourage anyone and everyone to enjoy gardens – whether your own or someone else’s – every day, and there are a wonderful variety of gardens opening on the weekend of 8th-9th May for you to do just that. Why not visit one and celebrate Garden Day in a garden you’ve always wanted to visit?”


Make a flower crown …

To mark the occasion the National Garden Scheme will be hosting a special flower crown making event at Vann, near Godalming in Surrey when the garden opens on Sunday 9th May.

“Once in the garden, the flower crown making event is free. You can make your own with the materials supplied or simply wear a ready-made one,” says Communications Manager, Vicky Flynn. “It’s something a little different and we hope will create a lovely atmosphere in a very special garden.”

For more on Vann click here

What is Garden Day?

Garden Day is a chance for people to down tools, don a flower crown and spend time celebrating their gardens. Everyone is invited from balcony and indoor gardeners to flower border fanatics and lawn devotees.

Celebrate your garden! How?

What you do on Sunday 9th May is completely up to you – the most important thing is to take time to celebrate your garden and *invite family, friends and neighbours to share in the joy! (*safely following national health guidelines)

For more information and to get involved visit the Garden Day website here

Lead photo:
Rachel de Thame, National Garden Scheme and Garden Day ambassador wears a stunning flower crown to celebrate Garden Day
© Sophie Spring


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