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Three Fun Outdoor kids’ activities in Johannesburg

I never cease to be amazed at how children respond to being at Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery. It is as if they rediscover open space and the beauty of nature around them all over again.


I am a firm believer in Nature being a wonderful teacher.  In fact, some experts refer to nature as “Vitamin N”- essential for a healthy balanced life. For many children that live in urban areas, Random Harvest Nursery provides a vital dose of this “Vitamin N”. We like to engage the children with their senses, encouraging them to respond to what is around them through touch, smell, hearing and sight.

We have three lovely nature-based activities for kids at the nursery in October. The Garden Safari for Kids is a firm favourite, and we have added two new children’s outdoor activities – Creating a Garden in a Box (with succulents), and Making a Wildlife Garden (details below).

Each of these events is only R35.00 per child, including a juice.  Booking is essential – contact David on 082 553 0598 or [email protected]. Website:

Garden Safari for kids  (Sun 4 Oct; Sat 10  Oct; Sun 11 Oct)

Explore the fascinating world of tiny creatures that depend on our indigenous plants for their survival. A lovely way to encourage young children to observe nature with their senses. They will explore the garden around them through hearing, touch, sight and smell….just no tasting!

Appropriate age group: Primary school children.  Time: Sun 4 Oct & Sat 10 Oct- 9h00 – 11h30; Sun 11 Oct 09h30 – 12h00


Making a Wildlife Garden (Date of event: Wed, 7 Oct)

Don’t know how to invite wildlife in to share your garden with you?  Come and have a fun-filled, practical morning in a patch of Random Harvest, digging, placing “invitations”, making homes for and planting indigenous plants to attract wildlife to your garden.

Appropriate age group: Primary school children.  Time: 10h00 – 12h00


Planting a Mini Succulent Garden in a Box. (Date of event: Sat 24 Oct and Sun 35 Oct)

Plant up a box of soil with succulents, pebbles, driftwood, and other little bits and pieces to create your own beautiful miniature garden.  The best part is, that you can take it home with you and watch it grow or change it when you want to.

Appropriate age group: Primary school children Time: 9h00 – 11h30


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