Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it’s time to go outside and explore nature. Check out these great books, websites, and videos to learn more about starting your own garden and enjoy many other fun activities. What flower or vegetable are you going to plant this spring?
Find crafts, printables, coloring pages, origami, and much more related to flowers.
Choose your adventure while learning about trees, plants, fruits and vegetables, worms and other insects and how to make your own garden.
Articles & Databases
In the “Find” box type in the search term “Gardening” to find magazine articles and short stories about gardening, plants, and flowers. You can also choose “Detailed Search” in order to limit your search by reading level and full text articles.
National Geographic Video: Plants
Learn about how the Earth depends on plants
Kids USA: Gardener
Beth is a gardener who works at the U.S. Botanic Garden. In this video, she talks about the different plants that grow at the Children’s garden.
Print & Media Resources
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Provides step-by step instructions for more than forty garden-related projects, experiments, exploration, and handicraft, including soil searches, herbarlums, scarecrows and dissecting flowers.
Presents step-by-step instructions for creating crafts for the garden, including garden markers, shoe planters, wind chimes and birdbaths.
Sylvia Spivens refuses to eat spinach, but when the teacher gives her a package of spinach seeds for the class garden, she has no choice but to plant and nurture them.
On his first day at a new school, Michael is taken to see the school garden, and his experiences in that garden will shape his entire school year, in a story that also offers information on growing a school garden.