Gardening Books For Kids

Books have always been a source of imagination, intrigue and fun for children.

Within the pages of a simple book, they can find different worlds, use their imaginations, learn new skills and invent a world of their dreams.

Books about gardening are no different. 

Children can learn so much about gardening, flowers, minibeasts, lifecycles from a simple gardening book.

Some may also offer ideas for flower crafts, family projects, the perfect plants for a fairy garden or some weather themed crafts and ideas to decorate your garden space with.

So, take a look at some of our favourite books and be inspired!

A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables

A delightful guide–packed with games, activities, and extras–that will satisfy the garden-curious and get families excited about growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Have you ever wondered how plants work? Or why we eat the fruit of one plant, but the leaves of another? Discover the whole life cycle of food, from sowing and saving to planning and planting, and–most exciting of all–harvesting the food you’ve grown.

Included inside:

– A visual guide to the world of plants–what they need to grow, how to care for them, and more

– Grow your own pizza! How to plant for a recipe, with fruits and vegetables in pots or a whole vegetable garden
– Pull-out activities, including a runner-bean growth chart, a Fruit Pairs game, Rainbow Taste Wheel (turn the dial to find out which vitamins are found in each fruit and vegetable), and four sheets of sticker.

A Vegetables Garden Nature Sticker Activity Book ​

Who doesn’t love a sticker book? This book is a colorful intro to your garden.

It includes a range of fun activities, removable stickers, and a quiz. In the process, beginner gardeners ages five and up learn about the different types of vegetables and fruits they can grow, how to care for them, what tools they need, and many other interesting facts.

What’s more fun or magical than digging in the dirt, planting and watering seeds, discovering the first seedlings of the season, and finally eating your own fruits and vegetables?

Lovingly illustrated by Olivia Cosneau, this book is a colorful introduction to the magical world of the garden, including a range of fun activities, removable stickers, and a quiz. In the process, fledgling gardeners ages five and up learn about the different types of vegetables and fruits they can grow, how to care for them, what tools they need, and many other interesting facts.

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids

52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park.

Learn physics, chemistry, and biology in your own backyard! In Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, scientist and mom Liz Heinecke has created 52 family-friendly labs designed to get you and yours outside in every season.

From playground physics to backyard bugs, this book makes it fun and easy to dig into the natural

365 Outdoor Activities You Have To Try!

This best-selling reference book for children explores nature with a new activity every day of the year. 

Wherever you are in the world, observe and interact with the wonders of nature in an exciting variety of ways.

Watch shooting stars, build a frog house, or cook using the Sun!

This book is a fantastic one to pop in the car or your bag and take with you for spontaneous fun where ever you go.

From easy-to-do garden projects for younger kids to more ambitious building projects for older boys and girls, there are activities for all ages, interests, and abilities. 

You only need readily available materials such as paper, sand, or soil to take projects from start to finish, using step-by-step instructions and clear photography every step of the way.

Gardening With Children

Brand new in paperback, Gardening with Children is bursting with fun ideas for getting kids interested in the outdoors.

 Kim Wilde offers many projects in which children play an active role in gardening, along with insightful tips for making a family garden educational and exciting.

Children like to feel grown-up and to see the results of their labours: this book shows parents how to help them.

Complete with step-by-step instructions, these projects range from creative ways to plant, such as rainbow and sensory gardens, to making scarecrows, wormeries and tile mosaics. For families with a small garden, or none at all, windowboxes and other activities are suggested. 

Indoor projects for rainy days are also included, as well as a plant directory identifying good plants for children, chosen for their speedy growth, smell, cost-effectiveness, ease of handling and other child-friendly characteristic

This is a fabulous book! 

It includes amazing ideas for making things, growing plants and flowers and attracting wildlife.

It offers over 60 fun, child-friendly projects for gardening, with ideas for growing flowers, fruit and vegetables, making craft projects and attracting insects, birds and animals.

It comes with  information on all the gardening basics includes advice on safety, equipment, understanding plants and a guide to commonly used gardening terms.

It helps you grow a hyacinth in a glass, have tomatoes tumbling down the wall, spell your name in flowers, shape a den out of bamboo and make a mini-beast shelter.Each idea has simple step-by-step instructions and  fantastic colour photographs showing you what to do. 

Growing plants and making things for the garden is endless fun. This book is bursting with planting and gardening ideas to suit children from the ages of 5 to 12.

This easy-to-follow, step-by-step book is full of fun, eco-friendly ideas for gardening at home.

Learn to grow your own vegetables and herbs, attract awesome wildlife such as butterflies and bees, and be a green gardener with lots of recycling tips. Whether you’ve got a big vegetable patch or just a windowsill, you can grow all sorts of plants with this colourful book.

Packed full of garden activities, this book helps children learn at home as they find out about conservation, recycling and sustainability in simple, practical, and hands-on ways.

 They will build a mini nature reserve, turn old wellies into plant pots, grow fruit and vegetables that they can really eat, plant a bee-friendly space, create a ladybird sanctuary, and much more. Help nature with every activity and discover the joys of growing plants from seeds.

So grab your potting mix and let’s get gardening.