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Garden Design Project

PDF | 10 pages|Grades: 2 - 5

Your students’ task is to develop their own plan for a garden.

Your students could plan a vegetable garden, a flower garden or maybe even a bonsai garden. The design and contents of their garden is completely up to them!

To begin, your class will need to select the types of plants and features (like rocks, paths and water) in the garden. Next, they will need to plan the layout.

As the students work on their garden, they can make sure they have completed all of the tasks required by using the Garden Plan Checklist.

This activity is great for basic mathematics, design and creative thinking.

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    Mark Mileham

    It would be tops if you could add grid references to the garden plans. That would cover another aspect.

    Mark Mileham · Mar 27th, 2020

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    Paul (Teach Starter) · Mar 27th, 2020

    Andrew Getgood

    How can students work out the cost of garden items without some sort of price list?

    Andrew Getgood · Nov 19th, 2018


    Hi Andrew,
    Due to the large number of possible choices the students could make regarding their garden design, we thought a price list would be very limiting in its scope. I would suggest visiting a site which provides gardening supplies in your local area which the students might be able to draw from. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Kristian · Nov 19th, 2018

    Emma Reid

    I love this garden project. Is it possible to make the template editable or provide a 10 x 10 grid or 20 x 20 grid to assist with difference in scale?

    Emma Reid · Apr 24th, 2017

    Jenna Wittick

    Awesome resource! Can’t wait to use this with my students.
    Thanks to the fantastic Teach Starter team for all of your hard work! 🙂

    Jenna Wittick · Apr 16th, 2015

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