A Year in the Secret Garden, Something To Do

Welcoming Spring-Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday

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Spring is in the air! Moreso in TN than other regions….but winter has released it’s frigid grip and I am looking forward to several months of hiking, traveling and gardening.

Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring of 2016. Jump Into A Book readers loved it and I had a blast creating it as well. It was fun, fresh, and truly got everyone in the “garden” mood 🙂

SO, from now on, every Wednesday readers can drop by here and find some special happenings inspired by my book A Year in the Secret Garden. Like this award-winning book, I will be sharing crafts, great food, fun and laughter. Get ready to “meet me in the garden!”
One of the things I love most about The Secret Garden is that together, Mary, Colin and Dickon hold the key to unlocking the natural world. Through their struggles, triumphs, and adventures they unlock the wonders of nature and magic to us too.

A year in the secret garden

According to Richard Louv, 2008 Audubon Medal Recipient and author of Last Child in the Woods, kids today are becoming more and more removed from nature, at the expense of their own psychological and physical well-being. Children are spending more time in structured activities and on electronic devices, leaving little time for unstructured play in nature.

A Year in the Secret Garden

With this book, Marilyn and I have created an innovative and enchanting book inspired by a classic children’s tale that encourages kids to step away from electronics and initiate creative play. Here’s a quote from an article done about A Year in the Secret Garden:

“We wanted A Year in the Secret Garden to be the catalyst in introducing the beloved children’s classic, The Secret Garden to a new generation of families, Budayr shared. “ This guide uses over two hundred full color illustrations and photos to bring the magical story to life, with fascinating historical information, monthly gardening activities, easy-to-make recipes, and step-by-step crafts, designed to enchant readers of all ages. Each month your family will unlock the mysteries of a Secret Garden character, as well as have fun together creating the original crafts and activities based on the book. Our goal is to not only raise awareness for the necessity of families spending more quality “unplugged” time together, but to also share monthly activities that incorporate nature and the outdoors as well.”

It may be too chilly right now to do garden activities but A Year in The Secret Garden is filled with other fun activities and ideas that are inspired by the classic children’s tale Secret Garden. Within these pages your family will find new activities, crafts, recipes and lessons (inspired by the book) in a something-to-do-every month format. With over 120 pages, 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities, your family and friends will be crafting, cooking, enjoying, learning and playing together!

A Year in The Secret Garden

Watch for the first installment in this fun new series next week and in the meantime, go here to get more details and grab your copy.

Intrigued by the book?

Enjoy more month-by-month activities based on the classic children’s tale, The Secret Garden! A Year in the Secret Garden is a delightful children’s book with over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for your family and friends to enjoy, learn, discover and play with together. Grab your copy ASAP and “meet me in the garden!” http://amzn.to/1DTVnuX

A Year in The Secret Garden