National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week is observed at the start of May each year and celebrates gardening in all its forms. It doesn’t matter if a person is a master gardener or just beginning to learn about gardening; this week 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 talking about gardening with friends and family members. As for 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 the National Garden Clubs. Although the week was not very popular initially, it has gained some momentum 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 by 10%.
  • Over 385 years ago, tulips led to an economic bubble known as Tulip Mania.

Observing National Gardening Week

This week is a good time 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 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 (2024)
May 1 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 1 Thursday
Last year (2023)
May 1 Monday
Activity & Action, Nature & Environment