Gardening WeekThe vibrancy of a colourful garden can bring instant pleasure – both for the gardener and onlookers. Colour your world (or just your own patch of neighbourhood) as part of National Gardening Week (October 21-28).

Get planting now to ensure some colour and texture in your garden, or gather a group of friends and work on a joint project.

The call is out to New Zealanders to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens for National Gardening Week.

Flowers are not just decorative. They provide food for bees and butterflies. They taste good in salads and teas, and for centuries, flowers have been used to heal.

To get you started with flower-bombing your garden, or an area in your local neighbourhood that needs a splash of colour, Yates is lending a helping hand. Just register online at between October 1-14 to receive a free packet of seeds from Yates flower range; including flowers for colour, flowers for the bees and butterflies and flowers that are perfect for picking.

The free seed offer is timed perfectly for the October school holidays to get kids into the garden for hours of flower fun.

National Gardening Week aims to foster a love of gardening with a focus on growing not only plants but friendships, good health, strong communities and closer connections with nature.  Whether it’s a few pots on the balcony, a small patch or an extensive garden, treat yourself to a little time to experience the joy of gardening.

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