Get Growing!

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Botanic Garden


This family friendly event was aimed to encourage and inspire children and adults to grow vegetables and flowers in their garden this year, through a wide selection of activities to try.  The event coincided with the run-up to National Gardening Week (15th - 21st April 2013).

Visitors could enjoy:
  • Making biodegradable plant pots from newspaper
  • Sowing pea seeds and sunflower seeds
  • Making vegetable and fruit inspired badges
  • An outdoor trail on the hunt for signs of spring (aimed at 3-7 year olds)
  • Trying out a range of games, including the veggie matching game, and an Archimboldo vegetable hunt



Feedback from participants

  • I liked it because I got to design funny labels with my best friend!
  • Thought the events were fantastic.  All enjoyed the trails and really loved the sowing event!
  • We came especially…[My children] loved planting sunflowers and creating badges. Thank you, really well pitched activities and very very friendly helpers. 
If you were not able to make it to this event, don’t worry!  We have a range of resources for you to download:
  • Download the instruction sheet for making newspaper pots here.
  • Download information on growing sunflowers here.
  • Download information on growing peas here.
  • Download an instruction sheet for making badges here.
  • Download a copy of the Get Growing! event report here.