3 ways to get your kids excited about gardening

For any parent, making sure your kids get outside and don’t spend all of their time glued to the TV, smartphone or tablet is a big priority. We all want the best for our little ones and that means encouraging them to explore and enjoy the natural world – and there’s no better way to do that than gardening.

So, if your kids already have green fingers or you want to encourage them to try this popular pastime then here are a few tips on how you can do it.

Highlight the beauty of flowers
One of the most fascinating things about the natural world is the sheer diversity that it has created. There are so many beautiful flowers out there that it is guaranteed that there will be some your kids haven’t heard of – surely they can identify a rose but what about Amazonia?
Help your kids appreciate the beauty of flowers by showing them the different types which are available. If you don’t have them growing in your own garden then why not head online to florists such as Serenata Flowers where they can help you pick special bouquets and discover a great range of flowers.

Let them grow their own
One of the best ways to get kids interested in gardening is to give them a project to focus on. Let them grow their own beautiful flowers and plants and you’ll soon encourage a love of gardening.

If you’re not sure what to let them grow then why not get them to pick their favourite flowers or look for traditional garden favourites like sunflowers, daffodils or tulips? These will all look beautiful once in bloom and the kids can even pick them to create beautiful arrangements in vases inside the home too.
You can even extend this project by starting your own vegetable patch or greenhouse in the garden and allowing the kids to grow their own fruit and veg. It’s a great way to captivate their interest and fill their bellies with delicious fresh produce!

Make it fun!
For kids to enjoy an activity it needs to be fun and stimulating. That means plenty of time outside getting their hands dirty so why not put them in charge of planting a set amount of flowers. Getting them to help with watering duties can also keep them interested by ensuring there’s always a new job on the agenda.

After that, you just need to sit back and wait for your beautiful plants to grow!

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