The RHS is kicking off its national gardening week by highlighting various careers and also pushing for more wildlife in gardens. The Royal Horticultural Society has planned many events to take place during their National Gardening Week 2013 from April 15th through April 21st. As part of the scheduled week, talks and events will take place at all four RHS gardens tailored around horticultural careers and wildflowers.
Organizations and many communities are also going to host garden open days, quizzes, garden parties, plant swaps, and many other activities designed to encourage neighbors to share advice with other people in their community when it comes to gardening.
In Harrogate the RHS Garden Harlow Carr will host a full schedule of events to help novice gardeners get started and to help bring together those that already have a strong passion for gardening. Some of the events will also focus on family fun in the garden while others will focus on how to get more wildlife into the garden.
As part of the week’s activities, on April 18th the RHS Garden Harlow Carr will play host to a careers day for local school pupils to help inspire them to take a second look at a career in horticulture. Many professionals from across the gardening industry will be on hand to talk about their experiences.
During the weekend, families will be invited to stop by for many different activities that allow all ages of children and adults to get a little dirty and make their own wildflower seed bombs. Adult gardeners will also enjoy the meadow sowing demos that will be held throughout both days to help encourage more insects to venture into a garden. On Sunday many members of the RHS will discuss information about unique and advanced plants to help those who want to branch out in their gardens get some advice about how to do so.