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Curious Kids Gardening

Did You Know?

Supersized! The world’s biggest rooftop garden is in Sejong, South Korea, and it’s nearly 18 football fields in size!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books

Fun Activities

Gardening Word Search
Dig for the gardening words in this scramble!

Secret Garden Maze
Help the gardening gnome get back into the secret garden in our printable maze.

Preserving Flowers
These methods for preserving wildflowers will work with the flowers you grow in your garden. Methods for roses are at the bottom of the page, under "Drying More Delicate Flowers."

Make Seed Paper, from NASA's Climate Kids page
When is a recycled product better than the original? When it's paper that turns into flowers! Recycle unwanted paper into something new, cool and plantable!

Grow a Surprise Garden
You can grow a surprise garden from the seeds you pick up on your sneakers on a muddy walk!


Eyewitness Plant [DVD]
Take a colorful tour of the world's most amazing plants. See buds burst, flowers bloom, and discover all the ways plants struggle to survive.

Seeds and Plants [DVD]
Learn how the plant cycle works, seeds to plants to seeds again.

Magic School Bus, the Complete Series, Disc 2 [DVD]
In "Goes to Seed," the class' garden is going to be featured on the cover of Plant It! Magazine, but Phoebe's garden plot is awfully empty.

Magic School Bus, the Complete Series, Disc 6 [DVD]
In the first section of this disc, "Gets Planted," learn how a plant uses sunshine to make the food it needs.

Lives of Ants and Seeds for Students: Bees & Plants [DVD]
Learn about the relationship between bees and flowers, and the importance of pollination.


How to Make Compost
Scroll through this slide show to learn how to turn leaves and other plant waste into free mulch for your garden! The slideshow will take a minute to download. (For shorter instructions, see this, from National Geographic Kids.)

Make a Butterfly Garden
It just takes a few things to make a butterfly garden in your yard or window box!

Make a Terrarium Mini-Garden, from NASA's Climate Kids
Learn to make your own little garden in a container, which could even be a fishbowl or a glass cookie jar!

My First Garden from the University of Illinois
Here’s an easy, step-by-step guide to making your own garden. Grow your own vegetables and flowers!

Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Many seed packets and nursery plants like flowers tell what "hardiness zones" the plants will thrive in. Find what zone you're in with this easy-to-use interactive map from the US Department of Agriculture.

What Tree is It?
Here’s a fun, easy way to identify Ohio trees by fruit, leaf or name.