Green-fingered children can plant their own sunflower at a horticultural-themed storytelling event.

Hampton Hill library is hosting the session as part of national gardening week for children aged three to eight at 11am on April 20.

The workshop will celebrate songs, stories and rhymes and at the end children can plant a sunflower to take home and watch grow.

Councillor Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council’s cabinet member for communities, business and culture, said: “This is another example of our libraries demonstrating that they are more than just books.

“We will shortly be launching our own gardens festival and what better way to inspire young people to pick up a trowel, than to combine literature with gardening.

“Added to which I am sure that there will be many children who will thoroughly enjoy the opportunity of planting a sunflower.”

The session is free, but spaces are limited. To book, call 020 8734 3320 or visit the library.