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National Gardening Week 2021: April 26th-May 2nd

This year’s National Gardening Week is being held between April 26th and May 2nd, intended to encourage more people to discover the delights of growing their own and spending more time immersed in nature – the perfect opportunity for friends and family to spend quality time together, while swapping skills and learning lots.

Organised by the RHS, this year’s campaign theme is yet to be announced, but last year saw a Grow At Home focus over lockdown, bringing gardening inspiration and beauty to everyone at home over the last 12 months or so, with videos, images and advice all posted online to help people grow at home, both inside and out.

RHS director-general Sue Biggs said of last year’s event: “We were delighted to see the incredible appetite for gardening knowledge with millions more people visiting the RHS website than ever before.

“We wanted to help everyone enjoy gardening and the benefits of plants while in lockdown, which is why we launched Grow at Home to help even more people develop their gardening knowledge and skills.”

If you’re new to gardening, tips for beginners include making sure you know what type of soil you have in your outdoor spaces, as this will inform your decisions about what plants you can grow successfully and what to avoid.

Planning is also a good idea, so you can work out what you want to grow and where, rather than just heading to the garden centre and spending lots of money on shrubs and plants that don’t complement each other. If you’d like any help with landscaping for your Chester home, get in touch with LW Landscapes today.