April 23, 2023

Charles Dowding for the No Dig Children’s Gardening Book

Charles Dowding is joining Topping & Company Booksellers at the Bath City Farm to give a talk on his first book for children No-Dig Children’s Gardening Book.

Known and loved for his trademark ‘no-dig’ technique which lends itself perfectly to gardening with little ones who might grow bored of heavy digging and weeding, Charles shares his expertise and a simple step-by-step guide, which makes for simple, achievable and fun gardening projects in outdoor spaces of any size.

An advocate of starting with a small area, Charles will explain the basics of setting up a flower or vegetable bed, how to grow wildlife friendly plants and making your own compost. The event will also include an interactive gardening demo showing children how to make a bed and sow seeds, and each child attending will be able to take home a pot with seeds and instructions on how to sow at home or school.

No-Dig Children’s Gardening Book is a must have book for nature enthusiasts and lends itself to gardening with little ones who can’t manage heavy digging and who will quickly grow bored of endless weeding. Projects are broken down into easy, step-by-step processes, designed to be carried out by children.

Along with planting guides for the year, No-Dig Children’s Gardening Book is packed full of hints and tips to inspire and educate young (and old!) gardeners, including facts about plants and wildlife, and things to look out for when you are outdoors.

Age recommended: 4+

Event Details

Dates & Times
April 23, 2023


Starts at: 2:00 pm



Bath City Farm

Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath BA2 1NW

Tickets & Booking
Tickets range from £5 to £12.99 for a family, please see link below for full details
Illustration of a pig by Jess Knights
More Info

To find out more, call the farm office on 01225 481 269 or email info@bathcityfarm.org.uk.