Lucky Bag

Activities to share with your gardening group

From top tips on posting out a 'growing' activity kit free activity sheets to print out and do on the spot crafting using what's available in your kitchen.
Enjoy this 'Lucky Bag' of treats with your gardening group!

Seeking Seeds

Seeds are small, lightweight and easy to transport
Grow seeds from fruit and veg in the fridge and store cupboard - tomatoes, peppers, potatoes...
Source packets of seeds from supermarkets, local garden centres (phone & collect), or mail order from seed companies.
Seed packets contain dozens and sometimes hundreds of seed- plenty to share! 
Ask local gardeners to share their excess seeds and seedlings.
Or try our Trellis Facebook Seed Exchange, where you can advertise/find seeds and seedlings.
Prepare to save seed from plants in your garden, local hedgerow or green patch this Autumn.


Seed Growing Activities

Making paper Origami Seed Packets
Make Seed Paper Gift Tags
Organise a  'Grow-a-long'
Or a competition!
Here's a Sunflower growing competition  to enter, if you are in a care home setting. Fantastic prizes!
Contact your local 'In Bloom' group to offer help in looking after plants or helping to plant them out.
Plan a community 'Plant Fostering' scheme for personal pleasure, public displays, community containers and gardens ,Veg plants to be distributed by food hubs etc : Advertise for willing foster parents; Distribute seeds/seedlings/plants to be grown on.

Garden Show

Organise a Garden Show for the Autumn 

  • Advertise a date for the show, possibly offering some prizes, and ask for entries to show classes*.
  • Entrants to send in photos/dimensions/weights of their produce on stated date for judging
  • Display show entries and winners on social media e.g. Facebook, Pinterest or even in a real venue if lockdown is over!

*Have fun creating competition classes to enter, e.g.
The Tallest Weed
Plants grown from the contents of your store cupboard e.g. Largest  Red Tomato ; Most Exotic Tomato; Tallest Pea Plant; Tallest Bean Plant; Best Cropping Potato, The Largest Onion, The Smallest Onion
Most Colourful Salad Bowl of Edible Flowers
Most Creative Shoe Box Garden
The most Fantastical Fairy Garden

Create a trail...

Set your imagination loose, get creative with your group and set up a trail in your local area.

Remember Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail?

See what Joan found in the woods - left by the gardening fairies

Cats galore in Newtonmore!

Arts & Crafts

Make Bouncy Bunting for your pot or garden - A4 bunting template

Print off and colour in from the kitchen cupboard- Blank Canvas Creations

With a big thanks to Louise Reid for sharing these activities with us:

Opening Flower

Paper Butterflies and Butterfly Template

Bird Feeder & Bath

How to make a Fish

A Sheep to make! Baaa! 

Looking for inexpensive, recycled craft materials for your group?
Glasgow (Replay) Scrapstore  
Edinburgh Scrap Store 
Musselburgh (Borders) Scrap Store 
Selkirk (Borders) Scrap Store