EYFS Art in the garden

Using natural materials from the garden, artworks on a grand or mini scale are created to form a temporary art gallery.

Golden autumnal leaves


Early Years


45 minutes

Allocated space

30 pupils per group

Inspired by the natural surroundings at Wakehurst and through examples of artists’ designs, pupils will work in groups and explore their own ideas to produce ephemeral works of art using collected parts of plants and trees. 

Through role play pupils will open their temporary gallery, talk about their art and record it with photographs. 

Add two of our 45 minute sessions to build a full day visit. 

Learning outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group.  

This session offers pupils the opportunity to: 

  • Look at examples of the artists’ work.

  • Use a range of natural materials to produce creative 2 or 3D work.

  • Work collaboratively. 

  • Share ideas.

  • Talk about their work.

Curriculum links 

All areas of the EYFS curriculum are supported in a cross-curricular form

  • Communication and language 

  • Physical development 

  • Personal, social and emotional development 

Specific areas of learning: 

  • Understanding the world 

  • Expressive arts and design 

  • Literacy 

  • Mathematics 

Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

Early Years sessions

Our Early Years Foundation Stage sessions use play, exploration, active learning and celebrating achievement to stimulate their learning and development.