✿ Make decorative animal/insect pebbles using pictures of your favourite garden animals to copy (e.g. ladybird). Weatherproof with PVA glue/varnish.
✿ Decorate plant pots or rocks for the rockery too! (try a wacky face)
✿ Go on a garden treasure hunt, looking for items on a list created by mum or dad, e.g. leaves with 3/4/5 points, a yellow flower, a diamond shape etc. or print off treasure hunt sheet from RHS website
✿ If you have a pond, look for frog spawn
✿ Hide the pegs, and let them find them as treasure
✿ Sow vegetable seeds like carrots, radishes, peas & lettuce; sweetly scented sweet peas & colourful Nasturtiums in your own bed/plot in the garden.
✿ Sow herb seeds in small yoghurt pots and cover with a clear bag or cling film until they germinate. Position the pots in a light, warm place and water them regularly
✿ Grow cress eggmen in half an egg shell. Place a wad of cotton wool/kitchen towel in the half shell, put it in an egg cup & draw a face on (without hair). Saturate the wool/towel with tepid water and sprinkle on cress seeds. Keep it moist, watering every day & watch it grow hair!
Article by Nursery & Garden Centre Owner Graham Jeffery
Trevena Cross Nurseries, Breage, stocks a range of gardening goods for children, including welly boots and tools.
For more information about the nursery & garden centre visit