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Gardening Stars Join Forces with the RHS to launch National Gardening Week 2020 - RHS

Biggest annual celebration of gardening starts Monday 27 April

RHS and array of well-known faces from the horticultural world urge everyone to keep gardening during quarantine in new video released today

Thirst for gardening knowledge continues to grow with 4 million unique visits to RHS ‘advice’ pages since lockdown begun; a 65% increase

Role of plants championed because of positive impact on mental health

As the UK enters week six of lockdown, Alan Titchmarsh MBE and other gardening glitterati* join the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in a call to the nation to keep gardening and grow at home for National Gardening Week 2020 (April 27 – May 3).

At this challenging time, the RHS, the UK’s gardening charity, is committed to continuing to help and support the nation to get gardening and grow a new generation of gardeners as web views to its advice pages are up by 50% to 12m since lockdown started.

Throughout the week, the RHS and its supporters will be doing more than ever before online to bring gardening inspiration and spring beauty to all those staying at home by posting videos, images and advice online to help people garden at home, both indoors and out. People can join in and follow along by using the hashtag #NationalGardeningWeek.

An RHS video released today shows several famous faces from the horticultural world saying: “We want everyone, everywhere to get involved this year because it is proven that plants and gardening have a positive effect on our mental health and happiness.

Posted on: 27 April 2020

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