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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Great gardening for green-fingered kids

Clare Matthews
Photographs: Clive Nichols
Hamlyn
Distributed by Bookwise
$NZ47.95
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 experience.

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.

Weekend 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

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