On Sunday the 9th of May, down your tools and join plant lovers across the UK to celebrate Garden Day 2021!
What is Garden Day?
Garden Day is a nationwide event to raise awareness of the benefits green spaces can have on our mental and physical health.
From houseplant enthusiasts to grow-your-own fanatics, we encourage plant lovers everywhere to take some time to appreciate gardens and take pride in their accomplishments, no matter the size.
Highlights of Garden Day 2020
Last year, we celebrated Garden Day virtually across the country. Gardens, nurseries and non-essential shops and had shut their doors following the first lockdown in March. Despite this, Garden Day celebrations went online, with fellow gardeners coming together virtually across the country.
Even in a full-lockdown, there was a strong sense of togetherness, with social media flooded with garden picnics, flower crowns and videos!
We took TikTok by a storm with our garden dances! Gardeners across the country showed us their best moves, celebrating gardens, green spaces, and everything that falls in between. Show us how you're celebrating Garden Day this year by capturing your #gardenYAY moment on TikTok with a chance of winning £250!
- Learning and growing together
We joined Lisa Snowden for a virtual gathering on zoom, watching live garden tours, flower crown-making, cooking tutorials and more.
You can watch last years virtual garden celebration here
How to join in Garden Day celebrations and stay safe
For Garden Day 2021, plant lovers are invited to down tools, pop on a flower crown and share the day. However, due to the pandemic, if you're planning to spend the day with another household, it's important to make sure that celebrations stay safe.
This May - we're fortunate to have had Covid restrictions eased. Just make sure that you're up to date on new regulations before attending small gatherings with other households!
How to Celebrate Garden Day
Garden Day is all about taking the day to relax and appreciate your hard work over the last year. If you need some ideas on how to celebrate, check out our guide of garden activities!
Don't have a flower crown to hand? Learn how to make one from your garden materials:
Candide Festival of Flowers
This year Garden Day 2021 takes place during the Candide Festival of Flowers - a celebration of flowers, plants, pollinators and people! May is set to be blooming marvellous. Find out more about what's going on here: