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The Garden Day Guide: Join in the Celebrations with Candide

Published on May 10th 2020

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This year, Garden Day falls within the Festival of Flowers, both of which go hand in hand!

Not only do flowers make our gardens beam with colour, but they also improve our health and mood, not to mention playing an essential role in our surrounding environment.
This year, we thought there would be no better way to celebrate Garden Day than to stop and smell the roses.
So while we put down our tools for the day and get some much-needed rest, let's stop and reflect on how our gardens, green spaces and nature in general, have helped us throughout the last year.
Love flowers? To get involved, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and #ShowUsYourBlooms!
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Nothing could have prepared us for what lied ahead this time last year. With things finally beginning to feel more settled, we hope you're able to find a green space to spend the day, whether that be a park, balcony or patio, or you're visiting a garden local to you.
To celebrate Garden Day this year, we've put together a list of flower-filled activities to help keep you and your family entertained throughout the weekend.

8 Different Ways You Can Celebrate Garden Day

1. Make a Flower Crown

how to make your own flower crown
It wouldn't be Garden Day without a flower crown atop your head! If you're feeling creative, why not try and make one from materials in your garden or local green space?
Our article provides some inspiration on what you can use, but the sky's the limit.
Watch how the Candide team did when making flower crowns last year:

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If you have kids to look after on Sunday, here are some other activities you could have a go at in the garden:

2. Grab a Drink

Whether the weather is suitable for tea or cocktails, we encourage everyone to grab a beverage as part of Garden Day!
If you fancy having a go at getting creative with ingredients from the garden @allotmentalice has put together a couple of great articles on using how you can use your herbs to make tea and other homegrown produce for cocktails!

3. Visit a Garden

Now is one of the best times of the year to see blooms in all their glory! It's also a great time to observe native wildlife - what might you find while on your visit?
Why not visit a garden near you and admire some of the wondrous sights we're lucky to have on our doorstep.

Find tickets for gardens near you.

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4. Enter the Competition #ShowUsYourBlooms

How to enter
It's simple. Share a picture of your most fabulous floral display on social media, and don't be afraid to have a little fun with it!
Make sure to use the hashtag #ShowUsYourBlooms to enter—prizes to be announced soon.
To find out more, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
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5. Listen to Fresh From the Pod

Tamsin westhorpe holding a pot with the name of her podcast, Fresh From the Pod
Designed to revive any weary weeder, Fresh from the Pod is a podcast that offers light-hearted and uplifting conversations with gardeners, designers, environmentalists and horticultural influencers.
Tamsin Westhhorpe is an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Judge and experienced journalist and gardener. Throughout the series, she's had plenty of entertaining chats with personalities like Chris Beardshaw, Sir Roy Strong, Nick Baker and Laetitia Maklouf.
You can listen on our website or wherever you get your podcasts (Including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Buzzsprout amongst others).

6. Try a Garden Audio Tour

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Explore the Eden Project with out audio tour
If you can't visit gardens this weekend, you can still listen to audio tours on our website and app.
Gardens like the Eden Project and the National Botanic Garden of Wales join the list of over 100 gardens that have recorded with us!

7. Step into the Kitchen Garden

Garden Day is the perfect day to get creative and have fun! Why not create a garden banquet using home-grown fruit, vegetables and edible flowers?
Stay in the garden into the late evening hours without the worry of insect bites with our homemade repellent!

8. Get active with the kids!

Read our guide packed with activities that will give your kids plenty of things to do in the garden this weekend, and it won't cost you a penny!

All that's left to do now is to pull up a chair and enjoy your weekend in the garden. Wishing you a happy Garden Day!

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