Create great floral displays for British Gardening Week

Create great floral displays for British Gardening Week

Here at Amberol, we love helping groups entering the RHS on Britain in Bloom competition by supplying our self-watering planters, hanging baskets and barrier baskets to help transform villages, towns and cities all over the UK. Just as Britain in Bloom doesn’t rely on vast expanses of green space to create fabulous floral displays, there is no need to have a large garden or indeed a garden at all to get involved with National Gardening Week. Here are some of the ways you can bring some colour into your life this spring.

Visit an RHS garden for blooming great ideas

There are four RHS gardens in the UK, all with a distinct atmosphere: 

  • Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire is known for its much-loved wildflower meadows and its hedgehog-friendly garden, which comes complete with its own hedgehog highway! 
  • Hyde Hall in Essex offers some of the best views in the East of England as well as a thriving population of birds, butterflies and brown hares. Don’t miss the Dry Garden which showcases drought-tolerant plants to stunning effect. 
  • Rosemoor in Devon’s beautiful woodland setting lends itself to the cultivation of its wonderful Woodland Garden with its numerous examples of ornamental trees and shrubs. 
  • Wisley in Surrey has many varied planted areas and is particularly popular for its dramatic rock garden and its Glasshouse which displays plants from around the world all year long. 

These gardens are wonderful places to visit at any time of year and have a varied programme of workshops and special events including ‘Passion for Plants’ themed events at Harlow Carr during National Gardening Week. 

Throw a garden party

There’s no need to wait for an invitation from Buckingham Palace to enjoy tea and cake in the great outdoors. If you have a garden or other outdoor space, why not register here to host a garden party in honour of National Gardening Week? It could be the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, family or colleagues while also taking the chance to lay the groundwork for some lovely floral displays for the summer months. 

Show some love with self-watering planters

Do you live near a park that could with an injection of colour? Perhaps the communal gardens in your street are overgrown and in need of sprucing up? Or maybe you’re a teacher who has been meaning to make improvements to the playground? As long as you have permission to do so, you can also register to take on a project like this to make a real difference to your local area during National Gardening Week – and our wide range of self-watering planters can help. 

Garden for a good cause 

You can also use National Gardening Week to raise some money for a charity close to your heart. Why not organise a sponsored weeding or planting event in an area that could do with a facelift? Or if gardening isn’t for you, you could always arrange a cake sale or wildlife-themed children’s craft session – in your garden of course! 

Live and learn 

Whether you get children involved or not, National Gardening Week offers many opportunities to learn about gardening, plants, wildlife and our environment. Gardening factsheets, recipe cards and kids’ activity sheets are available to provide ideas and inspiration. 

Cultivate your corners 

No garden? No problem!  Most houses, flats and streets have the potential to grow something beautiful, whether it’s a hanging basket by your front door, a pot on your patio or a window box at your bedroom window. Fuchsias, lobelias, pinks and other summer favourites are always popular choices but why not try something new by planting strawberries, herbs or tomatoes in small spaces? 

If you are looking for easy-to-maintain, self-watering hanging baskets, planters or window boxes for your organisation, get in touch on 01773 830 930 or email us at to discuss your needs.