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Gardening4Kids

Gardening4Kids

Gardening with children encourages their interest in nature and enthusiasm early on, and gives them invaluable basic life skills and an understanding of the world around them. Growing their own fruit and vegetables also means that children are less likely to be 'fussy eaters' and develop a healthy attitude to eating fruit and vegetables.

NEW FOR 2019! ALL parent/child classes will take place at Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen for pre-schoolers and primary school aged children this year.  

Each class lasts 1 hour and is based on a monthly seasonal gardening theme and involves up to 12 children and their parents/carers. Gardening equipment and resources are provided. Children always get something to take home with them at the end of the class.

In 2019 the classes at Ben Reid Garden Centre will run on a monthly basis.  The classes will run from March to October.  Classes at both venues cost £8 per child per class and can be booked on a pay as you go basis payable in advance by class on our website. Adults go free. Classes at Ben Reid take place in the Greenhouse.

Ben Reid Garden Centre for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years 2019 themes, dates and times:-

March 2019
Starting Your Vegetable Garden
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 24th March 11am-12 noon

April 2019
Starting Your Vegetable Garden.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 27th April 11am-12 noon

May 2019
Flowers and fruit.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 18th May 11am-12 noon

June 2019
The herb garden.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 22nd June 11am-12 noon

July 2019 – no class

August 2019
Making a mini garden.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 24th August 11am-12 noon.

September 2019
Planting for spring.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 28th September 11am-12 noon

October 2019
Gardening for Wildlife.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 26th October 11am-12 noon

Ben Reid Garden Centre for primary school aged children 2019 themes, dates and times:-

March 2019
Starting Your Vegetable Garden
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 24th March 2-3pm

April 2019
Green and Grow
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 27th April 2-3pm

May 2019
Flowers and fruit.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 18th May 2-3pm

June 2019
The herb garden
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 22nd June 2-3pm

July 2019 – no class

August 2019
Making a mini garden.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 24th August 2-3pm

September 2019
Planting for spring.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 28th September 2-3pm

October 2019
Gardening for Wildlife.
Venue and times:
Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen – Saturday 26th October 2-3pm

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