National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month®

Contact: Rose Getch
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 129

Nona Koivula
National Garden Bureau

South Burlington, VT (February 15, 2008) - The National Garden Bureau and National Gardening Association have joined voices to sing the praises of gardening. These organizations share the mission to encourage all people to enjoy the numerous benefits of gardening. Since National Garden Month®, a program of the National Gardening Association (, is celebrated each April, it's the perfect time to begin promoting what's great about gardening. There will be garden parties all month long in celebration of the endearing and enduring love of nurturing plants.

People are encouraged to plan and partake in green festivities at parks, libraries, or garden centers. Look to your local cooperative extension agent and Extension Master Gardeners to help you plan garden celebrations. Many botanical gardens and arboretums offer educational programs during April.

The National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization founded in 1920 to disseminate accurate information about gardening. To reach more people, NGB engineered a friendly web site

The National Gardening Association is a non-profit leader in plant-based education whose mission is to promote home, school and community gardening as a means to review and sustain the essential connections between people, plant and the environment. For more information visit

JOIN the National Gardening Association and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation as co-hosts of the festival on Sunday, April 27, 2008 in Union Square Park at Broadway & 14th St. in Manhattan. The festival is designed to raise awareness for gardening through an educational and fun-filled day of gardening related exhibits and activities.

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When You Garden, You Grow!

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows. Join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place!

About National Garden Month

Why Garden?

"Because watching things grow and bloom rejuvenates the spirit and engages the mind in the wonder and diversity that exists in the world around us! Experiencing the vast variety in the plant kingdom is what gardening is all about. Additionally, in the face of continued habitat loss, conservation through horticulture is one of the ways many of the worlds most amazing species will be preserved over time."

-- Darrin Norton, Owner, Mountain Orchids

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