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Gardening doesn't have to be difficult, and Kate Frey - expert gardener and designer - makes it easier than ever with her new book, Ground Rules. Frey distills the vital lessons gardening into 100 simple rules that, if followed, will yield a gorgeous, healthy, and thriving home garden. New home gardeners will discover tips on garden design, care and maintenance, healthy soil, and the best ways to water. They'll learn how create a garden that encourages birds and butterflies, how to how to choose healthy plants at the garden center, how and when to re-pot a container, and much more. With bite-size chunks of expert information and nearly 100 inspiring photographs, Ground Rules packs a lot of value into its playful package and will be a go-to resource for gardeners everywhere.
A delightful introduction to plant life and nature, as little ones get hands-on to grow their own sunflowers. Includes sunflower seeds, a sunflower height chart, and exciting flaps.
RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower is a friendly approach to plant science and a great gift for little gardeners. Sixteen bright board book pages reveal the life cycle of a sunflower, and the excitement of growing a plant from seed.
Little children follow the journey of a mystery seed, learning how to plant it, and what it needs to grow. Could it magically become the tallest of all the garden flowers? RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes facts about garden creatures, from the helpful ladybird to busy worms, and the visiting bees and butterflies who spread pollen.
Children will enjoy read-aloud text, easy-to-follow pictures that show the life cycle of a sunflower - underground, above ground, and through the year - and flaps that show plants growing and creatures hiding.
RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes a packet of sunflower seeds and a height chart that reinforces how tall a sunflower grows, making this the perfect book for getting young gardeners hands-on for the very first time.
What's growing in the greenhouse? Can you find the sunflower seeds?
Lift the flaps to peek under the flowers, smell the roses, or see what is growing behind the watering can. With bright illustrations and simple and accessible text, this is the perfect first introduction to flowers and plants.
Bloomsbury's Lift and Look board books are packed full of large cut-out flaps, specially designed for little hands. They also feature bright and beautiful illustrations and fun, engaging text, which children will adore. Available in a range of young children's favourite topics, including Bugs, Garden, School, Dinosaurs and Space.
"This book is a great read for any young nature lover and is a fantastic way to get children more interested in the outdoors. In no time at all they will be chasing down bugs, bees and butterflies." - LandLove magazine Who are the pollinators? Did we know that creepy crawlies are actually our hardworking friends and predators help to keep the balance of nature? In Bees, Bugs & Butterflies: A Family Guide, Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge on the power of pollination through a buzzing collection of exciting facts and activities. Learn alongside your kids about why pollination is so essential to the natural world through predator menus (who knew nematode nougat came in slug and vine weevil flavours!) a flower and insect matchmaking wheel, and Pollinator Pursuit (a fresh take on a traditional game). Find out who's living at the bottom of your garden, about the amazing tricks plants play on insects and how to call nature's very own SOS team in to give our nectar-sipping buddies (and us) a helping hand.
An accessible, informative first reference book that helps young children learn about trees, plants and funghi - what each of these things is, how to tell them apart, what each needs to survive and thrive, and their life cycles, including information about how they reproduce.
"Garden" encourages children to investigate a garden whatever the weather--from planting seeds in spring to feeding birds in winter. Children are introduced to gardening tools and techniques, and to the creatures found near ponds, grass, flowers, and soil. They are also encouraged to use the garden as a place to play and to enjoy time with family and friends.
Vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms. Using her signature combination of a clear and informative text with plenty of illustration diagrams, and cross sections, Gibbons provides a wealth of information about produce. Glossy red peppers; lush, leafy greens; plump, orange pumpkins; and delectable little peas: vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms. Using her signature combination of a clear and informative text with plenty of illustrations, diagrams, and cross sections, this book provides a wealth of information about roduce.
Do you think you have the green-fingered touch? This book will inspire you to grow your own flowers, vegetables, herbs and other plants. Simple miniature gardens, displays and recipes will help you make loads of brilliant garden crafts and tasty snacks too. You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
This wonderfully insightful and brilliantly illustrated book on gardens and gardeners will provide hours of absorbing fun while introducing young readers to the joys of planning, planting, and harvesting. In vibrant watercolors Vincent Grave shows us how there's something happening every month in the Big Garden. Renowned landscape designer Gilles Clement's lyrical text gently teaches young readers not only what's involved in planning a garden, but how plants, insects, and humans interact all year long to make the garden thrive. Along the way, we witness a forest of mushrooms, the miracle of eggs, and the incredible universe found in a single flower. In every picture, tiny gardeners busy themselves among the leaves, seeds, and earth. Fascinating, heartfelt, and elegantly produced, this book celebrates the deep connection between humans and nature.
Kiko goes on a camping trip with her class and learns about gratitude! Throughout the trip, Kiko discovers different things she appreciates about her family, friends, and opportunities. This story is based on the "theory of mind", which is the ability to take perspective of others and recognize that each person has their own thoughts, feelings, and perspectives. Growing gratitude leads to greater happiness and interpersonal relationships. A "Note to Parents and Caregivers" provides information on teaching children how to be grateful.
With over 90 delicate illustrations to colour in, these beautiful line drawings follow the calendar year. Journey through the garden with delicate flowers, exciting wildlife and seasonal garden pictures for you to bring to life. Hop through the snowflakes and berries, delve into the tropical palm house and finish off a beautiful bluebell carpet as you travel through the seasons with this gorgeous colouring book. You will find little things to spot and find as you go along. Take inspiration from Clair Rossiter's stunning illustrations or make this book your own: with colour and black and white illustrations, this is a beautiful book to treasure.
Gardening is a great way for children to discover how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables. An introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow plants in pots inside, on windowsills or balconies.
Glossy red peppers; lush, leafy greens; plump, orange pumpkins; and delectable little peas: vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms. Using her signature combination of a clear and informative text with plenty of illustrations, diagrams, and cross sections, this book provides a wealth of information about produce.
Getting your hands dirty and growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in the garden is great fun. From flowering wellies, crazy gourds and bird baths to wind chimes, butterfly pots and grass-head men, there is a huge range of exciting projects that you can do in and out of the garden, whatever the weather. The book includes basic gardening know-how, fruit and vegetables, craft projects, wildlife gardening and indoor gardening, plus a list of good plants to try. Clear instructions and fun photographs make following the projects easy, while tips and growing ideas provide inspiration and encourage experimentation.
Following on from the very successful Woodland Animals and Creepy Crawlies sticker books, MY GARDEN STICKER ACITIVITY BOOK continues with a range of interactive activities, stickers and fun facts for children to dig through. Whether it is sticking slugs onto lettuces, colouring-in flowers or identifying the insides of fruits and vegetables, little ones will be entertained for hours. With fascinating facts on garden care, pesky pests, how we gardened in the past, and even mythical plants, this is the perfect book for green thumbs! At the end of the book, children can test their knowledge with a quiz. With over 40 different stickers to complete garden scenes, this entertaining activity sticker book is a great way to teach children about gardening. Suitable for children aged 3-6.
The outdoor environment is a rich, dynamic and natural space for promoting learning and development in children of all ages. Its value as an essential learning resource has been recognised by many government policies, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), particularly within the principle of `Enabling Environments'. In a survey of schools who had improved their grounds, 65% reported an improved attitude to learning, 73% an improvement in behaviour and 64% a reduction in bullying. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Nursery Gardens is packed full of exciting activities, such as making a bird feeder and a garden treasure hunt, that have been tried and tested in the LEYF (London Early Years Foundation) nursery gardens with the children and nursery staff. These are designed to enrich children's skills and knowledge by broadening their horizons and opening up wider opportunities, extend language and contribute to deeper conversations about the great outdoors.
Gardening with children is hands-on outdoor education at its finest. With abundant opportunities for experiential learning, the garden is, in many ways, an ideal classroom, and an increasing number of educational initiatives are recognising the many long- and short-term benefits that come with a gardening program for children. Growing Sustainable Children is an indispensable resource for anyone already teaching in a gardening programme, for those starting a programme, or for anyone working with children in a garden or other outdoor setting as a homeschooler, community organiser, or friend of the earth. The book includes a detailed age-appropriate curriculum and activity listings from nursery and kindergarten through high school, as well as a useful overview of the history of gardening education and the evolving consciousness of children.
Around the world there are lots of different types of gardens, from woodlands and rainforests to deserts and mountains. At Kew you can explore many of these amazing habitats, all in one place. Packed full of fascinating facts about flowers, plants, trees and more, and lots of activities, this is the perfect book to start your Kew adventure.
Trek through the rainforest in the Palm House and spot coconuts, bananas and cacao pods. See the world in bird's eye view as you climb the Treetop Walkway. Let the bluebells brush your ankles on the Woodland Walk.
You'll learn more about the plants, flowers and wildlife that live at Kew, and which ones you might spot at home. Find out why the elements are important, why bees are superheroes and how birds prepare for hibernation.
With tips on how to grow plants, make a bird feeder, create art from nature, and so much more, this book allows you to take home the Kew experience.
This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits. Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow. Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets. For inspiration in the garden and the kitchen ... a how-to guide to growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables - Daily Express Colourful and beautifully illustrated, it is a great aid for fostering a love and understanding of fresh produce and an awareness of a healthy diet - The Lady If your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or on the allotment, then I'd urge you to get him/her this great book... - Judy Bown, Dig my Veg
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