Children’s garden tools to encourage green attitudes

A range of gardening tools and products for children will be launched next year on the back of BBC cartoon Gordon the Garden Gnome. The range aims to encourage children to learn about gardening and how to be ecologically sound.

The products will include statues of Gordon, an eco-friendly gnome who loves gardening, and child-friendly tools such as spades, trowels and watering cans. There will also be composting packs and seeds of easy-to-grow plants.

The show, launched in June on digital channels CBBC2 and CBeebies, aims to make children more aware of the environment and teach them about how things grow. Gordon is voiced by gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh and has the catchphrase “Let’s get mucky”.

As part of their ecologically friendly gardening practices, Gordon and his friends create devices to catch rainwater; and instead of using pesticides, they try to reason with the bugs, including slugs Lez and Dez, to prevent them from ruining plants.

Gordon the Garden Gnome is a Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment production. Southern Star, an integrated film and television production and distribution company, holds the licensing and merchandising rights for the products.

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