Story Time – now live every Monday from Hill Close Gardens

Follow Isabella’s garden journey every Monday at 2pm bringing the world of planting, growing and nurturing through the magic of stories.

Bringing the gardens to life each week for our youngest children when they can join Kate’s StoryTree on Facebook Live to listen to stories and poems and join in with arts and craft activities

Monday 1st June – These are the Clouds

Listen to our story from today with Kate by clicking on the photo below

Cloudette and Isabella’s Garden

Did you know … Clouds are white because they reflect light from the sun. Grey clouds become so filled with water that they don’t reflect light. Masses of clouds form shadows, which can also cause the clouds to look grey.

Our story this week is about a little Cloud called Cloudette. Sometimes being small can have its advantages. If you’re a little cloud like Cloudette, people call you cute nicknames, and you can always find a good spot to watch the fireworks. But what about when you want to do something big, like help a giant garden grow, or make a brook babble?

Here is a link to this week’s activity sheet and Jenny’s poem about clouds

Monday 8th June – This is the Sun

This week on Story Time Isabella and Kate are talking about the sun and how we all need sunshine to help us grow – just like the plants and flowers. Listen to our story by clicking on the image below

Here you will find a link to our activity sheet and our poem about the sun by Jenny Dodge

Monday 15th June – These are the Shoots

Our seeds have started to grow warmed by the sun and watered by the rain.  Isabella’s garden is filled with flowers to see and plants that will give us fruit and vegetables to eat. Click on the image below to hear the next stage of Isabella’s Garden journey.


Lots of great ideas for activities this week so click here for instructions and here for our lovely poem contributed by Jenny Dodge