Nursery children have been exploring the garden environment at their preschool after finding blossom falling off the trees.

Children at Bright Horizons Harwell Day Nursery and Preschool near Didcot talked about the colours of the springtime blossoms in the nursery garden.

As part of their garden exploring the children placed the blossom petals into a bucket to create a smell similar to perfume.

The activity was part of Bright Horizons’ growing gardeners programme which aims to give children the opportunity to interact with the natural world around them.

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The activity went so well the nursery manager is planning another chance for the children to make blossom perfume.

Nursery manager Alison Dwight said: “They really enjoyed this activity so the staff are going to extend it at a later date by giving the children more choice of materials, when more flowers have bloomed, and also an assortment of bottles so that they can take their perfumes home.”

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