Gardening Activities for Audiobook Listeners

Are you tired of talking to your plants without ever hearing anything in return? We have the perfect companion for your next day in the garden! Audiobooks are a great companion to gardening – you can catch up on your favorite authors without having to put down your rake or trowel. Here are some free gardening activities along with some audiobook sample clips that will complement each activity. For more audiobook recommendations and free downloads, visit  


Multiple Plants One Container Gardening Activity

Don’t have room for a full garden? We’ve got a great activity for people who want to keep several plants but don’t have space for a ton of pots. With this Multiple Plants One Container Activity from Rooted in Design by Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give, your pots will be looking like miniature gardens. Listen to Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton while you’re potting.

My Name is Lucy Barton


How to Start Seeds Gardening Activity

If you’ve ever found that your gardening plans falter before you even get started, this How to Start Seeds activity from Rooftop Growing Guide by Annie Novak is perfect for you. As you learn several different ways to start seeds, listen to The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel while you watch your seeds grow!

The High Mountains of Portugal


Hold That Liquid Gold Gardening Activity

No matter where your garden is located, it’s always a good idea to hold onto rainwater. This activity, Hold that Liquid Gold, will show you how to hold onto your rainwater and use it to make your garden grow! The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin is a perfect audiobook listen for this project. You can find more water-friendly activities in The Water-Saving Garden by Pam Penick.

Swans of Fifth Avenue