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Growing at school


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The idea is to get primary schools across the country planning gardening events at which parents, grandparents and other adults can join children and have fun in the garden.

Registration is now open and teachers signing up will receive a free RHS pack, including how-to guides and activity ideas, seeds, posters and stickers.

Gordon Seabright, RHS acting director general, says: "Gardening brings out the best in children socially, emotionally and physically.

"It introduces them to the idea of growing their own food, caring for wildlife and learning outside the classroom.

"For many, school provides the only opportunity to get involved in gardening, and we want to make sure that as many schools as possible can create and maintain an exciting growing space.

"To do that, they need the support of their community and Get Your Grown-ups Growing is a great, fun way to bring in that support."


To find your nearest National Trust property visit, where there is also a virtual vegetable patch in which children can grow computerized vegetables in real time.

Growing Vegetables Is Fun! by Emma Cooper is published in paperback by Dennis Publishing, priced £5.99. It is available from WH Smith, and

To register or find out more about Get Your Grown-ups Growing, visit


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