The Secret Garden competition, getting back to nature - Tuesday 2 June

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Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden competition

The Secret Garden film release has been delayed due to events. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have therefore decided to extend the submission date for their Secret Garden competition.

The competition asks children to imagine they have discovered a Secret Garden and to either draw, paint or create a collage of plants, wildlife or other features that they might see.

The winner will have a chance to see their garden or elements of it brought to life in their community space. There are also opportunities to win a movie goody bag too. Good Luck!

 Secret Garden competition >


The Secret Garden origami

This step-by-step guide provides instructions on how to make your origami butterfly and includes textured paper designs to print and use.

Origami butterfly >

Secret Garden activity

The Secret Garden activity sheet

This Secret Garden activity sheet contains a spot the difference activity, as well as anagrams, dot-to-dot, and a word search.

 Secret Garden activity >

Spotting guide

Spotter guides from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The RHS' school gardening campaign has developed activities to help you identify different tree leaves and spring flowers. It is designed to help participants both young and old explore their local natural environment and to identify and name common trees and plants.

Tree leaf spotter > Spring flower spotter >

And remember...

William Shakespeare

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

William Shakespeare

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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