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National Gardening Week

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About National Gardening Week

When is National Gardening Week? This event is held on the first full week of June

National Gardening Week is a wonderful, week-long event. It is both a celebration and an educational opportunity. National Gardening Week celebrates one of America’s most popular hobbies. Tens of millions of Americans, young and old alike, grow a garden of some size. This week is a great opportunity to get out into your garden and tend to it, along with enjoying your garden’s peacefulness and beauty. Regardless of whether your garden is big or small, show it off to family and gardening friends.

 National Gardening Week is also a great time to promote this hobby, and offer educational programs to the general public Garden clubs, 4H groups, schools, and even businesses can get into the act, providing some form of educational programs, demonstrations, or seminars. As individuals, gardeners can encourage others to start gardening.

However you celebrate this week, we hope it is a great growing experience for all involved!

How to Celebrate National Gardening Week

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate National Gardening Week:

  • Spend as much time as possible in your garden.
  • Set a goal to go into your garden every day this week.
  • Expand your garden.
  • Don’t have a garden? Start one.
  • Select some new plants that you’ve never grown before and plant them.

Garden Quotes

  • “To plant a garden, is to believe in tomorrow.” – – Audrey Hepburn
  • There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”
  • I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: – ‘No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.’ – – Eleanor Roosevelt

History and Origin of National Gardening Week

Our research has not identified the creator of this week, or when it first began. We do know that the National Gardening Club has at least adopted this important week, promoting organized events and activities.

There is no presidential proclamation, or act of congress making this an official “National” week.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

Vegetable garden, Gardening

Related Holidays

Along with this glorious week for us gardeners to thoroughly enjoy our beloved hobby in our gardens, there are several other garden holidays this month. The include:

National Gardening Exercise Day – a healthy day for you and your plants.

Iced Tea Day

Red Rose Day

National Weed Your Garden Day

Fresh Veggies Day – fresh from your garden.

Eat Your Vegetables Day

National Onion Day

Related Information

Garden Hobbies– for those who enjoy gardening

The Gardener’s Network– one of the net’s  top authorities on how to grow great gardens

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