PUPILS at Walwayne Court Primary School in Trowbridge are celebrating National Gardening Week and have been busy planting wildflowers, swede, sweet corn, radishes, courgettes, tomatoes and pumpkins.

National Gardening Week is the country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening and takes place from Monday, April 26 to Sunday May 2. This year the Royal Horticultural Society is encouraging people to Get Your Dose of Vitamin G.

RHS director of science, Professor Alistair Griffiths said: “Vitamin G is ‘green’, and research has shown that getting a daily dose improves our sense of personal wellbeing.

“We aim to bring green into your daily life as much as possible for maximum benefits.

"There are dozens of ways to connect with nature, and you don’t even need to have your own garden to get your Vitamin G.”

Sharon Turley head teacher at Walwayne Court in Brook Road, said: “We believe at Walwayne that connecting with nature through gardening plays an important part in the wellbeing of our pupils."

"The children have worked very hard throughout the year looking after our gardens, as well as making shelters in our pond area for the newts, frogs and other wildlife.”

With millions more people rediscovering the uplifting power of plants and gardening over the last year, the RHS wants to inspire everyone to keep growing and enjoying green spaces and getting their dose of Vitamin G.

Ever since the first celebration of National Gardening Week in 2012, the annual event has grown in popularity. Each year sees thousands of people sharing their love of gardening, hosting events around the country and talking about what they're growing on social media.

For more information go to https://www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/national-gardening-week/