Get Your Dose of Vitamin G!
National Gardening Week launched on Monday 26 April
Take a look at the initiative on the RHS website.
Come and view last year’s launch video of the initiative during the first lockdown year. Get that much needed encouragement to take part and get growing! The RHS youtube channel even has helpful gardening tips for the beginner to help them get started.
Your local library gardens
To celebrate National Gardening Week, we are excited to announce that we have some new volunteer roles available in our community libraries. We have 8 libraries with small gardens and it would be great to get the local community involved to create and develop these outdoor spaces for all to enjoy. Do you like gardening? Have you got some time to spare to help us make our communal spaces a place for others to enjoy and share?
Please contact your local library for more information and if you’d like to apply, please visit our volunteer page.
Here are a few suggested eBooks from Borrowbox to get you started with gardening!
Keep an eye on our social media platforms for more recommendations.
You can also search our library catalogue for other gardening books you can borrow from our libraries.
The Good Gardener by Simon Akeroyd
Create your ideal garden with this indispensable guide from the National Trust with expert Advice for Every Garden From the National Trust.
The Art of Bonsai by Giovanna M. Halford and Yuji Yoshimura
Creation, Care and Enjoyment
Japanese bonsai have long been admired throughout the world while their care and preservation have seemed shrouded in mystery.
The Art of Bonsai is, however, a comparatively simple art to learn. Anyone with a love a plants, a little patience and this eminently practical book can create bonsai and keep a finished plant healthy and vigorous for generations.