How to Garden with A Toddler!

It’s finally summer! Whoop whoop and that means we get to do fun activities outdoors with our toddler(s). I thought gardening would be a great way to get Christopher outside and explore nature. Gardening has some great benefits like learning responsibility (taking care of their plants), understanding cause and effect, creativity, and so much more! Hope you do this with your toddler(s). I’m sure they’ll enjoy it.

P.s. Sorry about the wind. I really wanted to do this outside but the sound wasn’t too great. I’ll make sure to fix that in future videos. Also expect mess when gardening lol if you plan to plant your seeds indoors, I recommend using newspaper to prevent water going everywhere and use gloves as well.

Mill Dene Garden 21-09-2013
Mill Dene Garden – Hidden in the Cotswolds

Mill Dene is a romantic story of a young couple falling in love with each other and a beautiful Cotswold stone water mill.

Knowing nothing about gardening the Dares set about creating one of the most interesting gardens in the Cotswolds. It is personal, witty, surprising and of course, beautiful as well as horticulturally excellent. Features of this 1Ha (2 1/2 acres) garden include a misty grotto, a bog garden and stream. There are plenty of seats from which to enjoy the mill pond and its trout, kingfisher and ducks. It is an exercise in making the most of a difficult and steep sided site. It is also an exercise in creating something beautiful in which to meditate and to nourish the senses.

How to define it? An English country garden? Yes, but with fun and surprises: There is the relaxed and tranquil mill pond and grotto, then there are the hidden signs suggesting you go to Stoke on Trent (in the nicest possible way!) and a Fruit Garden with wonderful views over the hills but with gooseberry bushes under which were found the family grandchildren!! The herb potager has plants with medicinal, culinary and pot pourri uses but also aphrodisiacs!
By Karen Roe on 2013-09-21 12:35:01