Gardening is great and getting more and more popular every year. You don't even need to have your own garden, just a window box with herbs, small veggies or flowers, a tub by the back door or even an allotment.
Gardening makes us realise just where our food comes from on a small enough scale for us (especially children) to get to grips with it and realise the importance (and of course great taste) of home grown produce.
The Gardening Scotland show at the RHS centre in Ingleston just outside Edinburgh is Scotland's biggest gardening event of the year.
What is there to do?
Chefs At School holds terrific cooking demos and hands-on classes for children as part of the Big Back Garden event where you will also find the world of wings birds of prey, Ayrshire bee keeping, the wild about Scotland bus and chainsaw creations.
One of the most popular exhibits is the Pallet Garden competition where schools all over Scotland compete to create a garden 1m square using an old wooden pallet. It is great fun and the creativity of the children is truly amazing.
There are also cooking demos in the food theatre, the bonzai exhibition, flower show, botanical art and so many food stalls and great shops.
Gardening Scotland has something for everyone and whether you have a garden or not you will be bitten by the big green bug and want to get your hands dirty amd grown something of your own right away!
Here is a link to Gardening Scotland.