Mr. Bloom's Nursery

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun gardening series teaches kids about sustainability.

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Educational Value

The series offers lessons about different ways to garden, as well as the different things we can grow. It also teaches about composting. A range of gardening-related activities that children can do are also featured. 

Positive Messages

Themes include gardening, nature, and environmentalism. Friendship, problem-solving, and other issues are discussed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Mr. Blooms loves to teach about gardening, and is committed to composting. The Tiddles are from all walks of life. The Veggies are all different, and sport different accents and personalities. 

Violence & Scariness

The Veggies sometimes have disagreements and get miffed, but they ultimately all get along with each other. 

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Consumerism

The Mr. Bloom’s Nursery franchise includes books, DVDs, stickers, and other items. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mr. Bloom’s Nursery is an educational British series that teaches kids about nature, gardening, and environmentalism. It combines live-action with puppetry and animation, and features lots of singing and imaginative play in addition to conversations and demonstrations about things like planting and composting. It’s a great show for preschoolers and little kids, but those not familiar with a range of British accents may find it occasionally hard to understand. 

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What's the story?

MR. BLOOM’S NURSERY is a live-action educational series designed to teach children about gardening, composting, and nature. Mr. Bloom (Ben Faulks) is a gardener who tends to his community garden allotment with the help of some young child helpers known as "tiddlers." When he’s not tending to his plants, he works with his compost bin, a.k.a. the Compostarium, interacts with the Veggies, and shows viewers interesting gardening and nature sites. 

Is it any good?

This fun British series underscores the country’s love for gardening by teaching children about different plants, growing techniques, greenhouses, composting, and other related themes. It keeps young children interested by incorporating puppetry, which allows for imaginary play, songs, and other types of lively entertainment. The presence of young children participating in different gardening-related activities is also engaging. While some of the accents may be a little challenging for some stateside viewers to understand at times, the show’s overall lessons are clearly defined and easily understood. As a result, Mr. Bloom’s Nursery is an excellent option for introducing kids to the ways they can understand and support nature and sustainability at a very young age. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different ways gardening helps people. What are some of the benefits that it offers? 

  • What does Mr. Bloom’s Nursery teach us about the effect things like gardening and composting have on our planet? 

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