Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

by Judith Glover (Illustrator), Kim Wilde (Author)


Bursting with ideas for getting -- and keeping -- kids interested in the outdoors, Gardening with Children is a comprehensive guide to making the garden fun and safe. Kim Wilde offers many projects in which children play an active role in gardening, along with insightful tips for making a family garden educational and exciting. With video games often the preferred activity of today's children, Gardening with Children shows parents how to encourage their children to enjoy active, outdoor exercise instead, whilst nurturing a shared family interest. Along with guidelines for safety in the garden are there are ideas for maintaining a child's attention span throughout the sometimes slow gardening process. Children like to feel grown-up and to see the results of their labours: this book shows parents how to help them. Illustrated, step-by-step projects range from creative ways to plant, such as rainbow and sensory gardens, to making scarecrows, wormeries and tile mosaics. For families with a small garden, or none at all, windowboxes and other activities are suggested. Indoor projects for rainy days are also included, as well as a plant directory identifying good plants for children, chosen for their speedy growth, smell, cost-effectiveness, ease of handling and other child-friendly characteristics. Kim Wilde, an experienced gardening columnist and devoted mother, is the ideal guide for helping parents bring the joy of gardening to their children. Her year-round, easy-to-follow activities will inspire any family for many years.


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 127
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Collins
Published: 04 Apr 2005

ISBN 10: 0007193114
ISBN 13: 9780007193110

Media Reviews
A guide full to bursting with wonderful ideas for getting children immersed in gardening! There are plenty of illustrations showing the author and her children getting well stuck into the tasks in hand, and the instructions are clear and unfussy. With this many ideas for garden projects, I can see many adults filching her ideas. Sue Baker, Publishing News