Bursting with fun ideas for getting—and keeping—kids interested in the outdoors, this title offers projects in which children play an active role in gardening, along with insightful tips for making a family garden educational and exciting. Along with guidelines for safety in the garden, ideas for maintaining a child’s attention span throughout the sometimes slow gardening process are also included. Illustrated, step-by-step projects range from creative ways to plant and making scarecrows, to creating wormeries and tile mosaics. Indoor projects for rainy days are also included, as well as a plant directory identifying child-friendly plants, chosen for their speedy growth, enticing smell, cost effectiveness, and ease of handling.
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Kim Wilde studied horticulture and planting design at Capel Manor before becoming a resident designer on BBC's 'Garden Invaders'. She has since presented daytime coverage of 'The Chelsea Flower Show' and 'The Great Garden Guide' as well as gardening slots for GMTV and 'This Morning'. Kim has written regular gardening columns for 'The Guardian' and for 'Prima' and 'Bella' magazines. Alongside this, Kim continues to ejoy a busy pop career, her family and her garden.Review:
'A guide full to bursting with wonderful ideas for getting children immersed in gardening! There are plenty of illustrations showing the author and her children getting well stuck into the tasks in hand, and the instructions are clear and unfussy. With this many ideas for garden projects, I can see many adults filching her ideas.' Sue Baker, Publishing News '...packed with good ideas.' BBC Food Magazine '...an inspirational book.' Kew Magazine
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000724651X
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000724651X