National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month, and that means people should get ready to get their hands a little bit dirty. Gardening is one of the most popular springtime activities, and there’s a good reason for that. It’s because this activity not only allows people to grow beautiful flowers or their own healthy vegetables, but it also allows them to take a break from the busy world and get a little bit of exercise to boot.

In other words, gardening is good for the body and the mind, and that’s why everyone should take a few moments to try it out for themselves, and April is the perfect month to do it.

The History of National Garden Month

Anyone wishing to trace the origins of National Garden Month need only go back as far as 1986. This is when then-US President Ronald Reagan approved the first celebration of this month.

It has been observed every month by gardeners and gardening enthusiasts all over the United States ever since. It has even grown in popularity over the past few years as people began to realize how gardening can be beneficial to both their body and their mind.

Facts About Gardening

Let’s go over some of the facts about gardening that we learned about during our research. We found the following facts to be quite enlightening and would like to now share them with everyone reading about National Garden Month.

  • A sunflower isn’t a single flower but is actually a cluster of thousands of individual flowers. Each one produces a single sunflower seed.
  • Weeds such as clover and dandelions might be more attractive to butterflies than new flower cultivars.
  • Peaches, apples, and pears are actually in the rose family.
  • The vanilla bean comes from an orchid plant.

Observing National Garden Month

For people who are already regularly gardening, this is a month to do more of the same. No setup is needed for them because they’re already engaged in this hobby. However, people who are new to gardening are going to have to do a little bit of prep to observe National Garden Month.

This may include buying pots, soil, gardening implements, and other items. It’s a little bit of investment, but it’s more than worth it. After a person has gathered their equipment and has begun their gardening journey, they can then spread the news about this month online using the hashtag #NationalGardenMonth.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 1 Monday
Next year (2025)
April 1 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
April 1 Saturday
Activity & Action, Nature & Environment