Does Your Garden Grow?
Great gardening for green-fingered kids
Photographs: Clive Nichols
Distributed by Bookwise
Reviewed by Finn Richards
GETTING kids interested
in gardening and away from the X-Box or Playstation is a challenge
for any parent or grandparent.
However this book, with
its projects and tasks that will appeal to the imagination, is a
step in the right direction. Clare Matthews is a British garden
designer with three young children so she speaks from practical
The step-by-step guide
to various projects falls under four sections: Fun with Plants;
Growing Food; Wildlife in the Garden: and Things to Make and Do.
Favourites for older kids will be the construction of a mosaic sundial
and a weather station.
This worthwhile book
has a range of projects broad enough to appeal to various age-groups.
Gardener, Issue 171, 2005, Page 29
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH