#MillionPlantingMoments – The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is encouraging the nation to get planting this Autumn with its ‘million planting moments’ campaign. This is to highlight the huge contribution plants make to our health and wellbeing, the environment and our communities.
Taking place between 19-27 September 2020 the aim of the week is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get planting and enjoy gardening and take the opportunity to plant at the traditional ‘natural’ planting time of year.
The campaign takes place during the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), builds on the momentum around tree planting in the UK, recognising that all plants make a positive contribution to mitigating the impact of climate change. It provides an opportunity to highlight to consumers the importance of plant health. This is a part of the wider Keep Britain Growing campaign which provides monthly gardening inspiration. These campaigns are designed to build on the momentum gained during lockdown, with the emergence of a wave of new gardeners. We hope to educate and inspire them to become lifelong gardeners.
The beauty of the #MillionPlantingMoments campaign is that anyone can take part whether they have access to a community space, garden, patio or window box and can plant anything from trees and shrubs to perennials and bedding.
There will be an opportunity for individuals to contribute photos of their planting moments using #MillionPlantingMoments, #IYPH2020 and #PlantHealth