National Gardening Exercise Day - June 6
Thu, Jun 6, 2024

National Gardening Exercise Day

National Gardening Exercise Day is an American holiday dedicated to gardening. It’s not just a good hobby that can bring food (if we’re talking about growing vegetables and fruit crops on the plot, not just flowers). Taking up gardening is the real equivalent of working out: quads, forearms, shoulders. By doing work in the garden, your body will get better! The holiday is celebrated annually on June 6.


The history of National Gardening Exercise Day is not known. It was probably founded by enterprising gardeners to show the benefits of gardening.

The history of horticulture is largely due to the development of agriculture. It is difficult to identify a specific period when gardening became an independent direction. The first gardens began to be made about 12,000 years ago. At that time, ancient people simply enclosed a self-made fence around a plot of land and grew the necessary crops there.

About 3,000 years ago, gardens were created close to their modern forms. They began to be arranged near temples and other public buildings. This is how gardening took on a decorative character.

Private homes with extensive backyards are common in America. They began to appear in the 1950s, and many people allocated this free area for the arrangement of a garden, which could delight with its colors and aromas of various plants.

Interesting Facts

  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are considered one of the wonders of the world, indicating the great importance of gardens in public culture.
  • For a long time, gardens were the private property of the rich and the ruling elite. Gardens began to open to the public in the 18th century.
  • Working in the garden for about an hour and a half can be equated to 40 minutes of intense exercise in the gym.

How to Celebrate

Dedicate the day to work in the garden. Complete your garden with new specimens of plant life. If you don’t have a garden, the holiday is a great excuse to visit community gardens with family or friends.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they have a personal garden. What plants do they grow there?

When is National Gardening Exercise Day celebrated in 2024?

National Gardening Exercise Day is observed on June 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday June 6 2024
Friday June 6 2025
Saturday June 6 2026
Sunday June 6 2027
Tuesday June 6 2028
Wednesday June 6 2029