For one special day, Sunday 14th May, gardeners across Somerset are invited to down tools and celebrate their gardens with neighbours, friends and family.
Why Somerset Garden Day?
Our ambition is simple. Enjoy your garden. Throughout the year an enormous amount of effort goes into keeping and maintaining our gardens. We think this deserves proper celebration. Somerset Garden Day is a chance for people to enjoy the diverse pleasures of their gardens and celebrate the hard work that goes into keeping them special.
Who can take part?
Anyone and everyone – regardless of age, experience or how much time you spend gardening. No matter how big or small your garden is, whether you boast expansive lawns or a simple window box display – Somerset Garden Day is all about celebrating the fruits of your labour and enjoying the diverse benefits that gardens have to offer.
What can I do?
That's completely up to you. But here are a few ideas:
- Invite neighbours friends round for a refreshing glass of Pimms or warming cup of tea (weather depending!)
- Host a picnic lunch or barbecue
- Host an evening meal and get your guests involved with food prep outdoors
- Play classic outdoor games like boules, ring toss, skittles, human wheelbarrow race, throw the wellie or egg & spoon race
- Draw paint or write poems inspired by your garden
- Get your friends round for an outdoors exercise or yoga session
- Get the kid involved with simple gardening activities like planting bulbs and seeds
- Put your favourite playlist on through some outdoor speakers and relax
- Wile the hours away with a book, newspaper or magazine
- Raining? How predictable ... Why not host a karaoke party? It'll be like your own unique version of Singing in the Rain ...
- Get your kids on a nature trail looking for snails, worms and other rain-loving creatures
For more ideas and Somerset Garden Day inspiration, visit our web site: www.gardenday.co.uk
Note: The postcode given is of Glastonbury Tor, a unique Somerset vantage point above the festivities. If you don't have a garden you could take a picnic there, or visit one of the fine Somerset gardens shown on the map.