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Our Story

Gardening4Kids is an award winning initiative which was launched in April 2012. Since then we have worked with parents, their children, nurseries, schools, garden centres, play centres and, even a theatre group, in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Gardening4Kids was created by its proprietor Joanne Evans. The idea grew whilst she retrained as a garden designer and also started her own family. The aim of Gardening4Kids is to encourage children’s interest in gardening early on and give them invaluable basic life skills and an understanding of the world around them. Through gardening they learn where their food comes from develop a healthy attitude to eating fruit and vegetables.

Joanne qualified as a garden designer in 2009 with an HNC Garden Design with distinction from Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen. To complement this she also studied at Aberdeen College for the RHS 2 Certificate in Horticulture in 2007.

In a former life she gained a joint honours degree in German and Librarianship from UCW Aberystwyth. She worked at the BBC for over 18 years in libraries and archiving gaining an MBA Diploma and MA in Information Management along the way. She was also part of the team which developed the first digital library system in the BBC.

Joanne has been interested in gardening since owning her first house in Bristol in 1997. Having worked in the television industry for so long she has a good visual awareness and this coupled with IT skills and interest in gardens have led her into a career in garden design.


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Class Location

All of the 2021 Gardening4Kids classes will take place at Ben Reid Nursery & Garden Centre.

Ben Reid Nursery & Garden Centre, Pinewood Park Nurseries, Countesswells Rd, Aberdeen AB15 7AL

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