Get Kids Gardening

Discover products, guides & fun garden projects to help get Kiwi kids gardening.

Kids Gardening Guide

Even if your child's school doesn't have a garden, getting them into the garden is a wonderful way to teach them about nature and where their food comes from. Here's a guide to get your children inspired in the garden.

Tui Kids Mini Garden

Welcome to your first garden! Growing your own is an awesome skill you'll have for life, and we've created this super easy-to-use planter to get you started. Follow the step-by-step instructions and you'll have your own patch bursting with colourful goodness in no time. There's no need for a pot or container, plant strawberries, broccoli, lettuce and marigolds straight into in the marked spots on the bag.  We'd love to see how it goes – share your photos with #MyTuiMiniGarden on Facebook and Instagram. Happy Gardening! This bag is recyclable through the soft plastics recycling scheme, it just needs to be clean and dry. Learn how to clean and dry your Tui growing media bags here.

Quick Win Crops

Planting crops that give quick results is a great way to get started in the garden. Try the following 'quick win' options - crops that you will see results from in a matter of weeks. They can all be planted in containers so you can move them around to get some sunshine and also protect them from the elements if you live in a cooler spot.

Tui Worm Farm

Make your own nutritious fertiliser from organic kitchen and garden waste with the Tui Worm Farm. The compact design makes the Worm Farm ideal to sit in your garden or on your balcony. With two working trays and a collector tray to collect valuable worm tea, it is easy to use.

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

These mini strawberry cheesecakes are a Garden to Table special and they're so easy to make!

Tui Antique Feeder - Medium

With both perches and a tray, birds can feed in whichever position is most natural for them. Having three perches and feeding portals the medium Tui Antique Feeder provides space for multiple birds. The feeder disassembles for easy cleaning and filling. The Polycarbonate tube is durable and weather-resistant. The polyester powder coat finish is both attractive and long lasting. Approximate capacity: 800g

10 Garden Boredom Busters

To help with your time at home we've created a set of garden activities to do with the kids! From flower bracelets and nature stamping to magic potions and a garden treasure hunt, we've got an activity for your children to enjoy. Check our our activity suggestions below and share your own boredom buster ideas in the comments.

Tui Worm Tower

Recycle your kitchen scraps straight into the garden with the Tui Worm Tower. The perfect addition to any garden bed, this in-ground composting system creates healthy soil as worms feed on the organic matter. Top up the Tui Worm Tower with kitchen scraps for the worms to process into rich nutrients to naturally feed your garden. The Tui Worm Tower is simple to assemble, easy to use and can hold up to 1,000 worms – a gardener’s best friend! Follow our guide to setting up the Worm Tower here >

A Beginner's Guide to Worm Farming

Worm farming is a fun way to turn your organic waste, like kitchen scraps, into rich fertiliser for your garden in the form of worm castings and worm tea. Worm farming is gaining recognition and popularity, with many schools and some businesses having them set up to recycle lunchtime scraps!

Tui Certified Seed Potatoes

The humble potato is a staple on many dinner tables around New Zealand. Roasted, boiled, mashed or in a salad - no matter how you serve yours, they will always taste better dug out of your own garden. Tui Certified Seed Potatoes are available in a wide range of varieties, and are certified to ensure they are true to type and will grow a healthy crop. Certification comes with assurance the potatoes are free from pests and diseases. Plant in garden beds or containers, and harvest a bumper crop of homegrown potatoes this season. Read our Potato Growing Guide to find out how you can grow the perfect spuds. View the list of Seed Potato Varieties here.

Helping Kiwi Kids Grow

Help your little ones welcome their first garden this spring! Our super easy-to-use Kids Mini Garden will help get them started.