Celebrate National Gardening Week with virtual garden tours
National Gardening Week
National Gardening Week is the country’s biggest celebration of gardening, held from Monday 27th April to Sunday 3rd May.
It is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening.
A recent OnePoll Survey commissioned by the RHS showed that more than half of adults enjoy being surrounded by greenery and a further 53% said it boosts their mood. In these unsettling and challenging times, it's more important than ever before to find simple and positive ways for us all to relax and feel happy.
Although most of the nation’s public gardens are currently closed, many have opened their gates using virtual videos tours for you to enjoy whilst in isolation. This also allows you access to gardens further afield and around the world.
Here is a selection of some of our favourites.
Arundel Castle Tulip Festival
This year, more than 80,000 tulips are flowering at Arundel Castle in its biggest annual Tulip Festival display to date. With the castle currently closed to visitors until further notice, regular video and photo updates of the colourful displays are available on a dedicated website.
- Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France
- Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, US
- Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, Hawaii
- US Botanic Gardens, Washington, US
- Keukenhof, Amsterdam, Holland
Getting outside and reconnecting with nature is an important way to look after your mental health and personal wellbeing. For more information, visit our other Audley Stories about gardening, indoors and out.