Garden and Grow - it is time to get planting!

14 April 2021


As you may have already guessed, here at Playforce, we’re passionate about getting outdoors. And if we can learn about nature at the same time as getting active then that’s even better.

Well, this month, you’re in for a real treat! Not only is 19th April to 19th May Plant and Share Month but the country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening will take place from Monday 26 April to Sunday 2 May 2021 with Gardening Week.

Plant and Share month is the perfect time to get children outside and learning about growing the food they love to eat. The scheme aims to encourage the nation to dig in and sow, grow and share veg with their communities.
They say: “Whether you’re growing in yoghurt pots for the first time or you’re a seasoned grower with an allotment, Plant and Share Month is for you. It’s easy to get involved:
Plant your seeds - upcycle your container and win!
Help them grow - we'll give you everything you need to show you how
Share the seedlings - and tell us who you shared them with on Facebook or Twitter using #FFLGetTogethers”

To help you get involved they’re offering free online training, a Plant and Share Toolkit, and a digital community to swap tips and ideas.

And Gardening Week is just as packed full of ideas, resources and tips to help you get children growing. Through their Grow at Home platform you can share the things you’re doing as well as seeking inspiration from others.  



If you’re thinking about joining in and getting gardening then why not enter our Gardening Week competition?

Download our free colour-in sheet and submit your completed entries to along with the name, age and school of child. Open to all nursery and primary school aged children. Please photograph or scan the entries to us by Friday 30th April at 5pm as we’ll be picking the five best to win one of our Gardening Kits each. 
These colourful and handy gardening tool sets are made from hard-wearing materials to withstand regular use, as children get involved in growing projects. The kit contains a watering can, hand fork and hand trowel with wooden handles. A pair of rigger style cotton gloves completes the garden kit which is contained in a useful tool bag with handy pockets. Gloves are one size to fit up to age 10 years, so they’re perfect for encouraging children to get gardening and growing plants.
Looking for ways to develop your gardening activities and discovery at your school or nursery setting? 
Schools around the country have been growing vegetables and flowers in our wooden planters for more than 20 years. We offer a wide range of ready-to-play planters and gardening equipment that can be delivered straight to your school, with no installation required and free delivery. Why not take a look at some of these, with prices starting at just £95 ready-to-play:
Rustic Planter - Square
Fun Grow Planter - Square
Fun Grow Seating Planter - Square
Rustic Planter - Rectangular
Fun Grow Planter - Rectangular
Fun Grow Seating Planter - Rectangular

And don’t forget, if you’re planning a playground installation we also offer a range of installed discovery and grow products, such as our L-shaped seating planters and Worm World Discovery

If you’d like to talk to one of our experts about ways to encourage gardening and plant growing at your school or nursery setting, get in touch today

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