Garden and Food National and Awareness Days
There are a number of food awareness days and garden awareness days so here are a few to check out...
Why not pledge to try going vegan this January? Find out more from Veganuary!
|Pledge 2023 |
Looking for a challenge this January? Take part in the Waterwise ‘Save 2023 litres in 2023’ pledge! Find out more here (The RHS has a Mains2rains campaign, encouraging us all to use more rainwater in our gardens instead of tap water for our plants and flowers. Find out more about Mains2rains here)
|6th||National Shortbread Day |
Mark the day by treating yourself to some traditional shortbread!
|20th||National Cheese Lovers Day |
Celebrate all things cheese! Why not visit Pong Cheese who have some amazing cheese - there's even one called Stinking Bishop!
|27-29||Big Garden Birdwatch |
Spend a joyful hour watching the birds in your garden or local park and report your findings to the RSPB to help with the world's biggest birdwatch and help with nature conservation. Fly off for more information.
|14th -21st||National Nest Box Week |
NNBW aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife. Fly off for more information here
|18th - 26th||Read Bread Week |
The annual, international celebration of Real Bread and people who make it. #RealBreadWeek
|25th||The Beekeeping Show |
The show is in the beautiful county of Shropshire. It's a new, independent one-day trade show on the UK beekeeping calendar Find out more here
|20||World Frog Day |
What can you do to help frogs and to encourage them into your garden? Froglife has lots of tips to help you!
|4||National Carrot Day |
The International Carrot Day or the Carrot Day celebrates the carrot through carrot parties and other carrot related festivities. Find out more
|13||International Plant Appreciation Day |
Whether inside or out, plants have a great way to add cheer to a home and garden, so this is a chance to appreciate the plants around you! Visit the RHS website to boost your knowledge of plants and flowers!
|No Mow May |
Plantlife is urging us all to put our lawn mowers away for a month and so help pollinators and wild flowers grow. Find out more At the end of May and in July, you can count how many flowers there are in a square metre of your lawn and send off the results to Plantlife for their Every Flower Counts survey - it helps work out how many pollinators your unmown lawn can support!
|1st - 8th||Time for a Cuppa Week |
This event is held to raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK. Find out more
1st - 7th
|Hedgehog Awareness Week |
Please do one thing in your garden to help hedgehogs - create a log pile, make sure there's a hole in your fence for hedgehogs to get through - find out more from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society
7th - 13th
International Compost Awareness Week
|16th-22nd||National Vegetarian Week |
Join millions of others enjoying vegetarian food!
|22nd - 28th||National Sandwich Week |
Celebrating the British sandwich. Make your own, save yourself money and save packaging. More info
|23rd - 5 June||British Tomato Fortnight |
The fortnight celebrates the British tomato - and this year, things have a regal theme! Look for British tomatoes when you shop - or why not grow your own? Find out more
|End of May||National Children's Gardening Week |
The week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids - there are lots of ideas for fun garden projects and things to do on the event's website and you can find out more about Greenfingers, too, the children's charity the event supports. More info
|31 May - |
|Garden Wildlife Week UK |
#GardenWildlifeWeek - more info coming soon
|4th - 12th TBC||Welsh Wine Week |
Celebrate Welsh wine - there are lots of activities to do, visit a vineyard, try it, take part in competitions and more!
4th - 10th
|5-11||National Growing for Wellbeing Week |
Celebrate the joys of growing your own can give you. More info coming soon
|18th||International Picnic Day |
National Picnic Week aims to encourage people to take the ideal opportunity to get together over a picnic with advice, tips, recipes and information.
|20 - 26||Rose Awareness Week |
Celebrate the sheer beauty of the rose and plant some in your garden! More info coming soon
18th - 26th
English & Welsh Wine Week
|10||Don't Step on a Bee Day |
Bees are really important to us all, so why not visit the Bee Friendly Trust to find out how you can help them, as well as not stepping on them?
|14 July - |
|Big Butterfly Count |
The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey to help Butterfly Conservation assess the health of our environment by counting the amount and type of butterfleis and day flying moths we see. Find out more
|Organic September |
For a month, and held to raise awareness of all things organic. Every small change makes a difference in supporting a system of farming that works with nature.
|2nd - 16th||Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight |
The fortnight celebrates fantastic Scottish produce
| 16th Sept |
|British Food Fortnight |
Celebrating British Food
23rd Sept - - 23nd Oct
Seed Gathering Week
|21||Apple Day |
Celebrate our most versatile fruit and the beautiful orchards they come from. Visit PTES
|1st & month||World Vegan Day |
World Vegan Month celebrates how far the vegan movement has come, to highlight beneficial a vegan lifestyle can be and to encourage the vegan-curious to adopt veganism by sharing advice, recipes and ideas. Plate up for the planet! Find out more
|End Nov - |
|National Tree Week |
National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season. Root out more information
|25th||Christmas Day! |
Why not send a tree as a gift? You can do this through Tree2mydoor.com - you can even choose the location you want for the tree e.g. balcony, small patio, hallway, large garden etc. Find out more at Tree2mydoor!