Celebrate Spring’s return with Garden Day

Every year, Garden Day celebrates the life-enhancing power of garden spaces with a flower-filled day. This year, we are celebrating Garden Day on Sunday, 9th May 2021 and it’s the perfect time to down garden tools and simply take this opportunity to reconnect (within current safety guidelines and national health guidelines in force at the time).

Garden Day, created by Candide Gardening, encourages us to share whatever we have – be it a back garden, patio or even a pot plant. The only work allowed is the creation of flower crowns, the symbol of Garden Day.

After months of restrictions, we all need the pleasure, comfort and hope that gardens offer. During lockdown, nearly three million people took up gardening and online plant sales soared.

This year, organisers are delighted to have the support of Sue Stuart-Smith, as well as that of the 2021 Garden Day Ambassadors: Rachel de Thame, Lisa Snowdon, Arthur Parkinson and florists Nikki Tibbles and Hazel Gardiner.

Sue Stuart-Smith, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author of ‘The Well Gardened Mind’ said: “Although the crisis we are living through may be new, there is nothing new in this effect, for throughout the ages gardens have offered people a safe green space in which to restore and recharge themselves. Garden Day invites you to take a pause to do just that. It’s about making time to immerse ourselves in the peacefulness and beauty of our plants and gardens and celebrating the restorative power of nature.

Why not share your Garden Day pictures on social media using #GardenDayUK and tagging @GardenDayUK. You could even win £100 worth of National Garden Gift vouchers if you are chosen as one of the organiser’s 10 favourite posts.

Visit www.gardenday.co.uk for lots of hints, tips and ideas on how to celebrate Garden Day at home. There are videos to explore as well as dates and times of events. Have a great day.

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