Bugs and Buds toddler club gets kids into the garden Bugs and Buds is a monthly garden club for tots launching at Knoll in May 2017. The club aims to inspire a love of nature from an early age with tots enjoying planting, nest building and bug hunting as well as activities specific to the changing seasons at Knoll.
Knoll’s glorious ornamental grasses provide wonderful habitats for wildlife as well as texture, sound and movement. Many of the deciduous grasses also grow from ground level to over five feet high in one season creating a constantly changing environment for youngsters to explore, whilst other things to discover include rare trees and shrubs, ponds, bird feeders, a bee hotel, and the garden’s very own dragon.
Bugs and Buds is part of a programme of activities being run by the Knoll Gardens Foundation to encourage sustainable, wildlife-‐friendly gardening based on the methods used in the garden at Knoll. Led by The Foundation’s Education Officer, Tracy Standish, activities will be season and weather-‐dependent but can include story walks, making bug houses, digging and planting, seed hunting, outdoor art, making bird feeders, nest spotting, garden games and pond dipping.
Bugs and Buds runs from 10.30am – 12 noon on the last Saturday of each month, starting on 27 May, and costs £4.50 per child. It is aimed at tots ages 2 – 4 and their parent/carer. Places are limited. To book please call Knoll Gardens on 01202 873931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.