Back to Nature Activity Cards

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Have a go at these simple activities created in collaboration with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate the RHS Back to Nature Garden at RHS Garden Wisley.

  • School term: All year round
  • Level of experience: No experience needed
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The RHS has collaborated with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to create a set of activity cards designed to inspire children to engage with gardens and nature. The cards have been created to celebrate the opening of the new Back to Nature Children's Garden at RHS Garden Wisley. 

We are also excited to share two special activity cards written by children as part of an RHS and BBC Blue Peter competition.

Have a go at the activities in your group:

Fairy Garden

Have a go at making a fun miniature garden using natural materials or found objects. You could create a magical fairy hideaway or Jurassic jungle!

Fairy Garden Activity Card

Pebble Painting

Painted pebbles are fun to make and can brighten up your garden terrace or pots. Use them as plant labels for your crops, use for a treasure hunt or even practice your counting.

Pebble Painting Activity Card

Welly and Toy Planters

Upcycle your old toys or wellies - they can make really fun containers for planting up herbs and flowers! It’s a great way to recycle old items you no longer need.

Welly and Toy Planters Activity Card

Leaf Wand

Make your very own wand decorated with beautiful coloured leaves, feathers or fallen petals.
Leaf Wand Activity Card

Bug Hotel

Make bugs feel right at home in your garden by building them a cosy bug hotel from reclaimed materials and natural objects, perfect for blending into the gardens surroundings.

Bug Hotel Activity Card

Tin Can Herbs

Help the environment by reusing old tin cans to make fun planters for your herbs.
This activity card was written by Megan Nicholson, 11 years old from Coventry.

Tin Can Herbs Activity Card

Den Building

Build a cosy den perfect for an outdoor adventure!
This activity card was written by Lucy Kivell, 8 years old from North Devon.

Den Building Activity Card

About the Garden

The RHS Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess of Cambridge and award-winning landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is based in a woodland setting as a space for families and communities to come together and connect with nature.

Key elements of the garden include a hollow log for children to climb through, dens to hide in, a stream with water pumps, a sand pit, swings and a slide. 

Visit RHS Garden Wisley and explore the new garden.