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 Duchess’ RHS Back to Nature Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

  • 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 five activity cards designed to inspire children to engage with gardens and nature. These step-by-step guides take inspiration from elements of the Duchess’ RHS Back to Nature Garden which has been designed for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

If you can’t get to Chelsea this year, you can download the activities below and have a go at them with your children or 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

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 beautifully crafted hollow log for children to climb through, a den, waterfall, stream and tree house. The tree house will form the centrepiece of the garden and will feature a swing seat hanging from the branches, creating a place for children and families to play together. The waterfall and stream will also encourage play – from floating Poohsticks and chasing them along the stream to making dams with stones and sand to attract more wildlife

Find out more about the garden.

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