New for 2019, the HTA’s ‘Gardening is good for you’ campaign reveals just how good gardening is for everyone.

This new campaign is an evolution of HTA’s Plant of the Moment campaign. By taking a fresh approach to gardening through the context of health and wellbeing the campaign provides a broad opportunity to promote both plants and gardening.

Supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers, the campaign covers the full sensory value and experience of plants, like their fragrance and flavour, plus topics including growing your own tasty fruits, herbs and crops, encouraging wildlife, relaxation and mindfulness, and connecting with the natural world outside your own back door.

‘Gardening is good for you’ keeps gardening on the agenda throughout the year with monthly themed articles, written by gardening consultant and journalist Adam Pasco.  

The themes are:

January
Grow yourself healthy
Plants of the moment: year-round colour and interest

February
Create your perfect garden
Plants of the moment: planting styles

March
Spring into action
Plants of the moment: spring colour and spring planting

April
Be creative with colour
Plants of the moment: colour themed displays

May
Get Set....Grow!
 Plants of the Moment: plants for summer displays and crops

June
Fill your garden with fragrance
Plants of the Moment: Scented plants

July
Enjoy summertime in the garden
Plants of the moment: plants for instant colour and displays

August
The sensory experience
Plants of the moment: plants to excite the senses

September
Growing together – let’s get social
Plants of the moment: The gift of growing

October
In touch with nature
Plants of the moment: planting with nature in mind

November
Get down to earth
Plants of the moment: Autumn planting

December
Plant away the winter blues
Plant of the Moment: winter colour

The campaign will run for two years and content, images and other useful resources will be available for use by the trade and media.

Retailers will be able to create imaginative displays with linked sale opportunities each month to promote plants, pots, seeds, tools, accessories, landscaping ideas, books, and any other appropriate items they stock. The monthly campaign themes can also be used as the basis for blogs, articles, talks, demonstrations, and promotions to customers, local groups and gardening clubs.

It will allow growers and retailers to work together in creative ways to interpret themes and select a wide range of ‘Plants of the Moment’ and associated products to appeal to customers in their area.

In tandem with this the monthly themes will be issued to the trade and consumer media providing valuable content for regular articles and columns.

Gardening really is good for you, and for the health and wellbeing of everyone!

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