National Gardening Day

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Hey there green thumbs! Get ready to dig into the world of gardening with National Gardening Day!

When is Gardening Day?

It's national gardening day on the 14th April.

The Roots of National Gardening Day

Every April 14th, greenery enthusiasts across the country celebrate National Gardening Day. This special day is a reminder to embrace the joy and beauty of nurturing plants and flowers. Whether you have a sprawling backyard garden or simply a small windowsill herb collection, National Gardening Day is the perfect opportunity to show off your green thumb and connect with fellow plant lovers.

While the exact origins of National Gardening Day are a bit hazy (blame it on the dense foliage), this day has become a cherished event in the gardening community. It's a chance to showcase your favorite plants, exchange gardening tips, and celebrate the bountiful gifts nature provides.

The Planting Patterns of the Internet

The online world doesn't shy away from sharing its love for gardening either. With 1314 mentions detected online, National Gardening Day has sprouted its fair share of hashtags and gardening-related conversations. The most blooming day for online chatter was April 14th, 2020. It seems like people were craving some digital gardening companionship, especially during those stay-at-home times.

From planting tutorials to stunning garden tours, the internet has become a virtual hub for all things gardening. So, if you're looking to enhance your green thumb skills or simply yearning for some floral inspiration, dive into the online garden and let your imagination blossom!

History behind the term 'Gardening'

1500 BC

Agriculture in Ancient Civilizations

The history of gardening can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China. These civilizations practiced agriculture and grew crops for sustenance. The techniques of cultivating plants and herbs laid the foundation for modern gardening.


The Word 'Garden'

The term 'garden' originated from the Old Northern French word 'gardin,' which meant an enclosed space. It eventually evolved into the English word 'garden,' referring to a piece of land cultivated for growing plants, herbs, and flowers.

17th Century

Formal Gardens and French Influence

In the 17th century, formal gardens became popular in Europe. French garden designs, characterized by symmetrical patterns, geometric shapes, and meticulous arrangements, gained prominence. These gardens were often associated with the nobility and showcased grandeur and elegance.

18th Century

English Landscape Gardens

In the 18th century, English landscape gardens emerged as a response to the formal French gardens. Influenced by principles of nature, these gardens aimed to create a more naturalistic and picturesque landscape. Prominent landscape designers, like Capability Brown, played a significant role in popularizing this style.

19th Century

Victorian Era Gardening

The Victorian era witnessed a fascination with gardening and horticulture. These gardens featured an abundance of flowers, shrubs, and ornamental plants. The rise of the middle class allowed more people to engage in gardening as a leisurely pursuit, leading to the creation of public parks and botanical gardens.

20th Century

Gardening as a Hobby

During the 20th century, gardening evolved into a popular hobby across the globe. Advancements in horticultural techniques, such as hybridization and the development of new varieties of plants, further fueled the interest in gardening. It became a therapeutic and recreational activity for individuals, fostering a deeper connection with nature.

Present Day

Sustainable Gardening and Urban Farming

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on sustainable gardening practices and urban farming. Organic gardening, permaculture, and rooftop gardens have gained traction, promoting environmental consciousness and self-sufficiency. People are embracing gardening as a way to combat climate change and reconnect with their food sources.

Did you know?

Did you know that the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? Talk about #gardeninspo!


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First identified

6th June 2015

Most mentioned on

14th April 2020

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