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How to celebrate Garden Day with your nearest and dearest

Sunday 9 May will be a day for you to celebrate every inch of your garden and share it with the people you care about


At long last, spring is here, and we’re finally allowed to see a little more of each other. And on Sunday 9 May, Garden Day will celebrate the life-enhancing power of our garden spaces and encourage everyone to have a flower-filled day, following government regulations of course! Make a flower crown and celebrate the joy of gardens with those you hold dear.

More than three million Britons took up gardening during the past year, so as a nation we’re more ready to celebrate our green spaces than ever before!

Take a look as garden lovers and Garden Day ambassadors Rachel de Thame, Lisa Snowdon, Arthur Parkinson, Hazel Gardiner and Nikki Tibbles explain why they will be supporting Garden Day on 9 May.

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Share pictures of your Garden Day celebration or yourself in a flower crown with @GardenDayUK using the hashtag #GardenDayUK and you could win one of 10 National Garden Gift Vouchers, each worth £100. Or why not share a video of your #GardenYay moment of fun and games in the garden?

Garden Day celebrates the comfort and joy that gardens bring us at any time of year, whether it’s listening to birdsong, tending our plants or simply sitting in a favourite spot with a cup in hand and admiring our plants. Hear more about the importance of our gardens to our mental wellbeing from Sue Stuart-Smith, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author of The Well Gardened Mind.

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There are so many ways to get involved in Garden Day, and at you can download a handy toolkit packed full of ideas and inspiration, including Garden Day’s beautiful invitation to send to friends and family (print or electronic), fun masks to cut out for kids, videos on how to make yourself a magnificent flower crown or a flower collar for your furry friends and ready-made social media posts to share.

Let’s down tools on Garden Day and celebrate our plants, gardens and green spaces

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