A young girl stands in a greenhouse, ready to water the plants

Gardening for Kids

| Pemberton Library

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Spring is the perfect time to plan your garden. Whether you’re considering a small plot in a backyard, or perhaps just a collection of pots on a porch, anyone can have their own garden. And BCLS can help! The library has a variety of resources to offer families ready to learn about gardening. For our youngest readers, we compiled a reading list of gardening picture books to help them prepare for a family garden. Two of our favorites are Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert featuring bright colors and variety of flowers, and Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson, which is an interactive story that prompts the reader to follow directions on each page and watch what happens!

Did you know Burlington County has a Community Garden Program? There are two locations for Community Garden Plots; gardeners can rent garden plots seasonally at both Pennington Park and the Burlington County Community Agricultural Center. These rented plots are shared with others in the community and let you reap the benefits of a backyard garden without requiring a space at home.

Along with water and sunlight, every garden needs pollinators like bees and butterflies. Interested in adding native plants to your garden to attract pollinators? Check out this informational video by the Burlington County Parks to see what blooms each May in Burlington County!

Watch this video as Miss Kate tells you all about the pollinators you'll find in the Burlington County Parks: A Closer Look at Pollinators. Native plants are easy to grow and easy to find for planting in your backyard or in pots.

Share your garden with us!

Audience: Family
Kids & Parents
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