National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week is observed at the start of May each year and celebrates gardening in all of its forms. It doesn’t matter if a person is a master gardener or if they’re just beginning to learn gardening, this is a week that can be observed by everyone.

It’s a good week to join a gardening club, start a garden in the backyard, or simply spend some time gabbing about gardening with friends and family members. As far as what people should plant in their backyard gardens, well that’s up to them.¬†However, fruits and vegetables are always popular, as are flowers such as roses, hyacinths, and tulips.

The History Of National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week was originally created a few years ago by National Garden Clubs. Although the week originally wasn’t very popular, it has picked up some steam recently and more people are paying attention to it. This is probably due to the increased interest in gardening.

Facts About Gardening

Let’s check out a few gardening facts that we feel all of our readers can appreciate. So without further ado, below are some of the gardening facts we’ve uncovered while writing about this holiday.

  • Plants really do respond to sound.
  • A little baking soda in the garden can make tomatoes grown there taste sweeter.
  • In 2018, gardening sales grew suddenly by 10%.
  • Over 385+ years ago, tulips led to an economic bubble known as Tulip Mania.

Observing National Gardening Week

This is a good week to start a garden, expand a garden, or learn more about gardening. People can visit their local library to pick up some gardening books or check their local listings to find a local gardening event near them during this week.

Aspiring gardeners can also join a gardening club, or if they can’t find one that suits their taste, they can create their own. And everyone can spread the word about this week by using the hashtag #NationalGardeningWeek. You don’t even have to be a gardener to do it.

When is it?
This year (2023)
May 1 Monday
Next year (2024)
May 1 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
May 1 Sunday
Topic
Activity & Action, Nature & Environment