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Gardening With Children

Gardening with children can be great fun, which is why for over 40 years we have been encouraging young growers, through family fun, and supporting school clubs and community-based schemes.

This listing contains everything a young grower needs, from kids' sized gardening tools through to seed packs that can be used in conjunction with the government's Growing Schools scheme. More...

It is no coincidence that the youngest team member here at Victoriana is just 8 years old! As both a business and a family, since Jeremy's parents encouraged him to pick up a trowel in the 1930s, for four generations we have been at the forefront of encouraging young hands into the garden. In fact, our motto is, "if they grow it, they'll eat it" - something that we (and many others) have discovered to be spot on!

Whilst it is fair to say that learning to grow your own food is a valuable life skill, it should never be forgotten that gardening can also be a lot of fun. In particular, gardening with children is a wonderfully enjoyable way for families at home, schools and community groups to discover new skills. And we're not just talking about growing vegetables, as any child will tell you, pretty things are important too!

True to form, here at Victoriana we are involved in a number of initiatives with schools, running children's gardening clubs and children's gardening days alongside our 'Scarecrow Club' scheme. For instance, in 2009 we co-designed 'A World Outside the Classroom' show garden at BBC Gardener's World Live, with the aim of demonstrating just how achievable and frugal a school kitchen garden can be.

To find out more about Victoriana's ethos about gardening with children, you can read our 'Growing is Easy & Fun' flyer, whilst our commitment to schools and young people is underpinned via our generous discount scheme - full details of which can be found at Discounts For Children & School Garden Clubs. For those seeking help or advice on setting up a school or community gardening club - or simply need a few tips on making gardening with children practical but fun - we are more than happy to advise!

And so this listing contains some choice essentials for every young grower, and have put together some handy Term-based seed packs to accompany the Year Planner currently produced by the government-backed Growing Schools Scheme.

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Child's Digging Fork

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A 'proper' digging fork - only proportioned for use by a child. Perfectly weighted and beautifully made. Suitable for 3 - 10 year olds.
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Supplied as one child's digging fork.

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Child's Digging Spade

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A 'proper' digging spade - not a toy. Crafted in England from stainless steel with an Ash handle. Outstanding quality. Suitable for 3 - 10 year olds.
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Supplied as one child's digging spade.

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Child's Hand Fork

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A 'proper' hand fork - not a toy. Crafted in England from stainless steel with a rubberwood handle. Outstanding quality.
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Supplied as one child's hand fork.

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Child's Hand Trowel

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A 'proper' hand trowel - not a toy. Beautifully crafted in England from stainless steel with a rubberwood handle. Outstanding quality.
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Supplied as one child's hand trowel.

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Child's Watering Can

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Beautiful green child's size watering can that is designed for proper use, with a removeable rose. Manufactured by Burgon & Ball.
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Supplied as one child's watering can.

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Credit Crunch Grow Your Own Kids Favourite Seeds

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A collection of seeds for children to enjoy growing and eating as well as encouraging pollinating insects into the garden. Easy to grow.
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Supplied as 6 packets of seed, guidance and gift bag.

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Dibblet (Beech Wood)

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The perfect dibblet - makes transplanting a joy. Made from wood its much nicer to use than plastic equivalents.
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Supplied as one beech wood dibblet.

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Eco Pot Maker

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An ingenious device which turns strips of old newspaper into biodegradable plant pots. Makes three different size pots.
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Supplied as one eco pot maker.

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Edible Classroom Autumn Term Seed Pack

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A great seed pack collection of easy to grow seeds. Designed for the Autumn Term projects detailed in the 'Growing Schools' year planner.
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Supplied as one packet of each of seed as detailed in the full description.

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Edible Classroom Spring / Summer Term Seed Pack

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An excellent Spring / Summer seed collection. All the seeds required for the Spring / Summer Term projects detailed in the 'Growing Schools' year planner.
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Supplied as one packet of each of seed as detailed in the full description.

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Edible Classroom Starter Pack 1

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An ideal seed starter pack for new or existing gardening clubs, providing sufficient seed for a variety of crops and projects to keep children interested!
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Supplied as one packet of each of seed as detailed in the full description.

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Edible Classroom Winter Term Seed Pack

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All the seeds required for the Winter Term (January, February, March) projects detailed in the 'Growing Schools' year planner.
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Supplied as one packet of each of seed as detailed in the full description.

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Grow It Eat It

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Covers everything you need to encourage your children to eat better, from growing their own to cooking it. Simple but lovely ideas.
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Supplied as a hardback 80 pages approximately A4.

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Planting Line

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A traditional garden or planting line made from beech wood (FSC certified) with 20m of natural jute twine. Perfect for straight lines in the vegetable garden.
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Supplied as one planting line approximately 20mtr in length.

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Ready Steady Grow

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An excellent childrens book that will get children so excited about 'Growing Their Own' produce with some different imaginative ideas.
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Supplied as hardback 80 pages, slightly smaller than A4.

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Seed & Plant Spacing Rule

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A beech wood seed and plant spacing rule for beautifully straight lines in your garden with everything perfectly spaced!
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Supplied as one seed & plant spacing rule.

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Vitopod Electric Propagator - Small

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Easy to use and maintain a steady temperature. This propagator is great for cuttings and seeds.
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Supplied as a thermostatically controlled heated propagator.

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Wildlife Garden

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How much wildlife do you have in your garden? This book will help you learn all about what is in your garden and how to encourage more.
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Supplied as a hardback 80 pages approximately A4.

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Child's Digging Fork


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Child's Digging Spade


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Child's Hand Fork


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Child's Hand Trowel


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Child's Watering Can


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Credit Crunch Grow Your Own Kids Favourite Seeds


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Dibblet (Beech Wood)


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Eco Pot Maker


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Edible Classroom Autumn Term Seed Pack


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Edible Classroom Spring / Summer Term Seed Pack


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Edible Classroom Starter Pack 1


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Edible Classroom Winter Term Seed Pack


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Grow It Eat It


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Planting Line


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Ready Steady Grow


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Seed & Plant Spacing Rule


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Vitopod Electric Propagator - Small


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Wildlife Garden


Magazine Articles

Get Your Kids Into Gardening
An article about encouraging children to garden written by Stephen Shirley that appeared in Grow Your Own magazine

Various Videos

Edible Classroom - Thinking About Seeds (Video)
Lesson plan idea for children encouraging them to think about the differences between the weight of a pea seed and the weight of the crop it produces.

A World Outside The Classroom (Video)
Video clip showing the Silver Medal winning 'A World Outside The Classroom' show garden at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2009