man doing gardening
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 14, 2022 and last updated on August 1, 2023

Gardening, an art form and science intertwined, presents a fruitful opportunity for English learners to cultivate their language skills. Exploring this topic nurtures an array of vocabulary, from plant names to gardening techniques, while also honing grammar through discussions on seasons, instructions and environmental concerns.

Engaging with this fruitful subject not only enhances language proficiency but also fosters a meaningful connection with the natural world.




Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Gardening Review

Gardening at home is getting more and more popular over recent years. The truth is this impulse to garden is a great idea as gardening is a very healthy hobby to take up.

Do you know about all the benefits gardening can give you?

It´s normally an activity to practice outdoors and sunlight helps your body to make Vitamin D, which is an essential nutrient your body needs. Besides, gardening can be considered exercise and, depending on the intensity of this particular physical activity, it can help you to build strength, maintain a healthy weight and also to sleep better. On top of this, some studies have found that gardening contributes to improving your mood and increases your self-esteem.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • ground (noun)
  • seeds (noun)
  • grow (verb)
  • water (noun)
  • containers (noun)
  • wellness (noun)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • soil (noun)
  • take up (phrasal verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Is gardening a beneficial activity for our health?
  • Have you ever tried gardening?
  • Do you know anything about gardening?
  • Do you know anyone who enjoys gardening?
  • Why do you think gardening is becoming more popular over recent years?
  • Would you eat more fruit and vegetables if you had your own garden?
  • Would it be a good idea for everyone to have a little space for gardening?
  • Which one would you prefer, to have a garden for plants and flowers or for fruit and vegetables?
  • Do you think most people take up gardening when they are young or old? Why?
  • Do you think gardening is a relaxing and therapeutic activity?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.