Children are usually attracted to bright coloured flowers and leaves.  You can ask your kids to make a painting of these following plants:

1. Gunnera (Gunnera manicata)
A large, clump-forming herbaceous perennial growing to 2.5 m tall by 4 m or more.

2. Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)
These are sun-loving, bright blue flowers.

3. Chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata)
Amazing three-toned foliage that smells of lemon.

4. Heuchera (Chocolate Ruffles)
Purple leaves with chocolate coloured undersides and pretty, pale pink flowers.

5. Swiss chard (Bright Lights)
The brightly coloured stems and foliage of this unusual vegetable and are as tasty as they are beautiful.

2. Sound


Heavenly scented, fragrant plants are wonderful to enjoy in your garden. See if your kids can recognise a few of the more common smells below.

1. Mexican Orange Blossom (Choisya)
This plant is a small genus of aromatic evergreen shrubs.

2. Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
This pretty flowering climber gives off a strong sweet scent. Cut the flowers regularly to encourage more growth.

3. Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Lonicera is a popular garden plant with highly perfumed flowers.

4. Heuchera (Chocolate Ruffles)
Purple leaves with chocolate-coloured undersides and pretty, pale pink flowers.

5. Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
These plants are known as lemon balm, balm or balm mint, and are perennial herbs in the mint family.

4. Touch


School children (under supervision) can have great fun trying out these different tasting plants.

1. Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum)
A genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants.

2. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Highly fragrant leaves used to flavour meat and fish. Plant it in a place where people will brush by and release its scent.

3. Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
As well as having delicious foliage that can be used in salads, this plant also produces pretty flowers in pink, mauve or purple.

4. Water Cress (Nasturtium officinale)
A rapidly growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic plant that is known as leaf vegetables.

5. Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
Children will love hunting for the small, sweet, delicious fruits.