Garden Day Sunday 10th May

Saturday, 09 May 2020 News

As millions of us have turned to our gardens during lockdown, they have become more important as a sanctuary and haven away from the terrible virus that has beset the world as we know it.

May the 10th, is celebration for all things green and floral, where as individuals and communities we come together to celebrate the benefits of gardens for health and wellbeing.


Why not celebrate with a glass of Rose from Balylonstoren

Leading gardeners and journalists have joined together on this special day downing tools, to wear a flower crown and share their own gardens and spaces virtually with friends and family.

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Chris Beardshaw wearing his floral crown

During these times of uncertainty, we have started to value our gardens more than ever before. Millions of us have turned into mini gardeners, planting flower and vegetable seeds, introducing more houseplants into our homes, pots to our balconies and generally realising the benefit of being more in touch with nature.

Garden Day is a community benefit movement that celebrates and promotes health and mental wellbeing encouraging us all to have garden get-togethers if only virtually.

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Why not make your own flower crown from foraged flowers or from your own garden, sit back with a cup of tea of glass of wine and celebrate with family or friends by video call and social media. Enjoy the moment and savour the natural power of healing you can gather from your garden, plants and vegetables.

Garden Day will also be streaming a programme of floristry, food and garden tours as well as demonstrations and live conversation across on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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Michael Perry enjoying his crown and some Rose

Contributors to the video include, Chris Beardshaw, Simon Lycett, Clare Austin, Jonathan Moseley, Arit Anderson, Ann-Marie Powell, Alice Vincent , Gynelle Leon, Shane Connolly, Sarah Raven and Michael Perry.

To get involved and download a tool kit with hints and tips to celebrate Garden Day, find dates and times, live stream flower crown workshops visit:

You can also follow @GardenDayUk on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Candide and share your Garden Day Celebrations on social media using #GardenDayUk.

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