The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 3rd August 2020 – My Secret Garden

What does the word ‘nature’ make you think about, or remember? The way in which we can enjoy the great outdoors has shifted over the last few months. This week’s creative idea from Challenger Waheeda Hales, is to capture your favourite outdoor space and bring to life the memories and associations you have there.

Choose an outside space that you enjoy being in or that reminds you of happy memories. It might be your garden, a local park, a street, square or playground. Find a way to celebrate or capture that space – you might describe it in a poem, find old photographs, or take new ones. You might draw or collage your space – or you might even recreate it in a tiny version (search dish gardens and mini gardens for inspiration!) Why is this place important to you?

If you can’t think of anywhere in particular – have a go at dreaming up your perfect garden or outdoor space. What does it feel like to be there? What details make it special? 

(P.S. Anyone and everyone can set a challenge! Waheeda is a 64 Million Artists’ Challenger, and you can set one, too – pop your ideas in here.)

If you have more time … 
Can you repeat this challenge, but this time, choose an indoor space that’s important to you? Why is that place important to you?


Nature, gardens, and ‘the great outdoors’ can be beneficial in all sorts of ways – it can be great exercise, a sensory experience, or good for your mental health. What do you associate with being outside? What does it make you think about or feel?
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