Make your own Easter Garden

Bradford Cathedral invites you to create your own Easter Garden. You can watch the video below with Canon Mandy as she takes you through how she created her own Easter Garden, but how yours looks is totally up to your own imagination! When you've created your Easter Garden you can then send a picture of it to us and we'll put them up for everyone to see here on our website. All you need to do is e-mail your photos to



What you need

  • A container for your garden
  • Soil
  • Stones for the tomb or make the tomb with cardboard or papier mache 
  • Gravel (optional)
  • Twigs to make 3 crosses
  • String for the crosses
  • Decorations. These could be flowers from the garden or paper flowers 
  • Figures for the garden (optional): Mary Magdalene & Mary the mother of James
  • A roll of bandages in the tomb (optional)


How you could make your Easter Garden

  1. Fill your container with soil (please wear gloves)
  2. Create your stone tomb, with the moved tombstone to the side
  3. Use twigs or cocktail sticks with string or twine to create your three crosses
  4. Create a path using gravel or small stones
  5. Decorate your garden with flowers and small animals
  6. Add in the figures of Mary Magdalene & Mary the mother of James
  7. Send photos of your finished Easter Garden to us at
  8. Take part in some of our other Easter activities!


Your Entries

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Melanie Wilson.      Megan

Melanie Wilson.                                                             Megan.


Want some more?

  1. Read about the Easter flower Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) in our special cathedral blog post.