What to do in your Garden this Summer?

The summer has arrived and it’s time to get out and enjoy the warm weather (fingers crossed it stays). With the kids off school there isn’t a better time to get out into nature and make the most of the soft green grass and hazy days.

But you don’t have to go far to make the most out of this weather, nor do you need to spend extortionate amounts on days out and holidays.

You can enjoy the summer sun in your own back garden or Local Park or green space.

Activities that you and your family can do in your garden include….

  • Hold a treasure hunt in your garden
  • Press the flowers that are in full bloom for arts and crafts later in the month or year
  • Plant cress or other quick growing plants
  • Play sports like badminton, football and even mini golf
  • Plant a herb spot or new flower bed – use this time to make your garden plans an activity for your family
  • Make a tent from a sheet and clothes horses as a temporary den in your back garden
  • Collect seeds for use next year
  • Have a picnic – bring that meal time into the garden
  • Personalise any playhouse or shed with paints or even chalks
  • Paddling pool or sprinklers on a hot day
  • Build scarecrows or figures for the garden
  • Make an insect hotel
  • Count worms or other crawlies in your garden
  • Bark rubbings
  • Obstacle courses out of garden and household items
  • Climb a tree (safely of course)
  • Make a bird bath

More of these activities can be found on the RHS My Garden website.

Make the most of this summer, we know we will.