Kids Garden Month Contest

How does your garden take care of you? 

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Kids Garden Month

How does your garden take care of you?

Kids Garden Month is our annual celebration of kids in the garden! Each April, we celebrate kid gardeners, as well as lifting up the many positive benefits gardening has on kids themselves.

This year, our Kids Garden Month contest asks kids to tell us how their garden takes cares of them. Parents, caregivers, and educators: encourage the kids you garden with to think about the ways gardening creates opportunities for community connection, time with friends or family, a place to relax or be inspired, provides food, or makes their world a more beautiful place!

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About the Kids Garden Month Contest

Kids, we want to hear from you! Share how your garden takes care of you with a picture, video, song, dance, poem, art, craft, or anything else you can think of!

Creativity is encouraged! Kids ages 0-18 are eligible to participate. Entries are welcome from around the world, but only entries from the US and US territories are eligible to win prizes. Due to shipping restrictions, certain prizes may be restricted to the lower 48 states.


Weekly winners

Each week, we’ll choose a random winner from among our favorite entries to win a prize package!

Weekly winners will be chosen and announced April 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Weekly winner packages will include: 

  • A care package from Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
  • A $50 gift card to Gardener's Supply Company
  • Gardening gloves from Watson Gloves in kid and adult sizes
  • Miguel's Community Garden, by JaNay Brown-Wood
  • A mushroom grow kit from Back to the Roots
  • A nozzle from Dramm
  • A kids garden tool set and watering can from U+Me
  • A seed collection and peat pots

Grand prize winners

We will choose TWO grand prize winners: an individual (one child or family entry) and a group or class. Winners will be announced May 20, 2022.

Grand prize winner packages will include: 

  • All of the above
  • A large care package from Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
  • A VegTrug from Gardener's Supply Company
  • Garden tools
  • And more!

How to Participate

The Kids Garden Month Contest is open April 1-30, 2022.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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Celebrate kids in the garden this April!

Four weekly winners, two grand prize winners, and prize opportunities for caregivers and educators in the Kids Garden Community.

For Kids By Kids Garden Chat

Join three amazing kid gardeners for a special garden chat just for kids!

Date: April 14, 4pm ET / 7pm PT

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Adults! Head on over to the Kids Garden Community to join a Kids Garden Month related conversation for a chance to win weekly prizes.