Green spaces represent freedom for children, an opportunity to rush around and explore their imagination. This energy can be channelled into a greater understanding of the garden, the things that grow in it and the creatures that live there. A short introduction shows how fun and learning in the garden go hand-on-hand. The next chapter explains how the garden grows, and why we need plants and soil. Handson Basics explains compost, water, slugs, seeds and taking cuttings. Chapters on Growing Things to Eat, Beautiful Blooms and Wildlife Gardens offer over 30 projects. Finally, there is a collection of plants to enthuse kids.With masses of ideas, this is a sure-fire way to occupy your kids constructively. FUN GARDENING FOR KIDS: 30 CREATIVE OUTDOOR PROJECTS Imaginative ideas for great garden activites for 5 12 year olds, shown in 500 fantastic step-by-step pictures Jenny Hendy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author Jenny Hendy is a garden lover with a passion for enthusing others. After completing a degree in Classical Botany, she worked for one of Britain's leading gardening magazines. She has established a career as an internationally published author, lecturer and radio broadcaster, and manages a thriving garden design consultancy. Jenny works with nursery and primary school children running gardening and nature workshops. She has written many gardening books, including A Practical Guide to Topiary (Southwater).
Biblio NotesThe practical advice and imaginative ideas shown here will give your kids a fascination for their natural surroundings The how-to descriptions and the projects are designed with fun in mind, to create maximum appeal for kids The Living Garden explains the nuts and bolts of gardening, including the cycle of the seasons, the development of plants and how to use water wisely Over 30 projects include how to create a chequerboard plot, a pot of perfumed flowers, or a hotel for hoverflies The original hardback edition (extended version) of this book won the prestigious Practical Book of the Year Award from the Garden Media Guild.
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