Make the most of your Easter weekend in your garden with these top ten Easter gardening ideas.
Make a fairy garden
Be whimsical and enjoy creating a fairy garden! Get your little ones involved and be as creative as possible! Use up-cycled pots decorated with plants, paint and glitter for fairy homes and pop them in your garden surrounded by spring flowers. Or create a small door to place on a tree trunk so fairies have a way to come and go into your garden. The possibilities are endless!
Easter plant hunt
Easter just would not be the same without an easter hunt, but it doesn't have to be for eggs. Why not hunt plants! Write a list of your plants and send your little ones on a hunt around the garden to find those plants for some fun and educational nature learning!
Get arty and make your garden pots
From painted tin cans filled with funky succulents to recycled food containers with filled with cress, it can be great to get the family together and rummage through the recycling to see what you have that you can turn into plant containers.
That age-old Easter activity that you can't skip this year! Painting eggshells is a fun and easy way to make brightly coloured pot decorations! Place them in outside pots for a lovely way to decorate the garden for the Easter break.
Have a tidy up
If you would prefer a quiet break, grab your gardening gloves and get outside in the garden to breathe in the fresh air, get some gentle exercise and enjoy being in the garden with plants. Is there anything more relaxing and satisfying than a day in the garden?
Plant up a new garden container
Think Spring colours for flowers and tall grasses for structure plus a few added Easter decorations as well. Find a big container, make sure you have suitable drainage holes and a potting compost then pot your plants and place it somewhere you can enjoy watching it grow.
Plant a new fragrant climber
Why not plant something unique that will remind you of Easter every year? If you have some vertical space, pick a climbing plant that will bring colour, fragrance and memories to your garden. Jasmine, Honeysuckle or Rose would be a lovely Easter treat.
Make an Easter basket
For a pretty and fun addition to the garden or kitchen table take a woven basket, fill it with moss or straw and place some painted eggs and some treats along with some cut flowers
Make some garden cane toppers
Use table tennis balls to protect the top of your garden canes. Just cut a hole big enough to pop it on the rod and paint it with flowers.
Collect cut flowers to decorate the Easter table
It's the little touches that count. Find some cuttings from the garden and tie them together to place with napkins on the Easter table for a bit of nature indoors!