Joyce Walsack founded Garden Tykes
because of her belief that there is no better way to spend time with children than by passing on a love and appreciation of nature and of things home made and home grown.
We love to garden with children, and one of our pet peeves is that it can be really difficult to find well-made, smart garden tools, kits, and books for kids. Garden Tykes
fills that void.
Take this adorable Watering Can Toolkit
, which is just $19.95. Gloves, tools, watering kit, in one small, neat package. Check out a few of our other favorites from Garden Tykes, below.
We used to love painting clay pots when we were kids. Every year, we would whitewash over last year's designs and start fresh, and with the Paint and Grow Butterfly Garden
kit, we can recapture a little of that fun. Once the pot is painted, plant it with the enclosed butterfly seed mix. $14.00.
Bringing a little gardening indoors could not be easier with these 'gardening in a bag' kits. Lavender, Strawberries, and Snapdragons, all easy to grow in the waterproof bags provided. These kits include everything you need to grow lovely flowers (and strawberries), for just $7.50-$8.00.
We love that Joyce has also collected a number of garden-related reading material for children! Below, a beloved favorite, The Secret Garden, but be sure to browse all of the titles.
There is lots more to see over at Garden Tykes, so if you are looking for affordable ways to connect your children to nature, this is the place to start.