A garden can be a place for discovery, creativity and fun, and a space that encourages children to enjoy and engage with the natural world.
Through 52 exciting family projects, this book inspires parents and their children to play and learn in the garden, with activities including nature trails, cooking, crafting and growing plants and vegetables.
Ex-primary teacher Matthew Appleby (author of The Allotment Planner, 2013) is the expert voice behind the book. Appleby has two sons and has tapped into his first-hand experience of parenting and teaching to devise these seasonal projects for every week of the year. The Children's Garden is the perfect companion for families looking to discover the magic and adventure their gardens have to offer.
MATTHEW APPLEBY is a garden writer with more than a decade’s experience. He edits Horticulture Week and Garden Retail magazines and contributes regularly to The Guardian, Amateur Gardening and other national newspapers and magazines on gardening. His Guardian profile is http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/matthew-appleby
"This is a terrific book, packed full of photographs of children joyously letting rip or rapt in concentration on a delicate task."
"Every home should have this handbook of ideas."
“ It’ s 144 pages of fun with happy, uplifting photos that will inspire both you and the kids to give playing in the garden a real go.”
“ Matthew Appleby has inventive ideas to keep little green fingers busy”