Hello, my name is Anja...
I love the outdoors and gardening is one of my hobbies. I have three young children and, despite living in the city, I love being out and about with my kids: be it gardening, crafting or just spending time in nature.
I left full time work a year and a half ago and enrolled on an RHS Horticulture Course. My original plan was to set up a gardening business, something that I could do alongside looking after my boys and something I was passionate about. I began writing about children and nature and posting craft and gardening activities on my blog, and I got a great response from parents on social media who wanted to find ways of getting their children into nature despite living busy lives.
I came up with the idea for Mud & Bloom subscription boxes after I subscribed to a couple of children’s monthly craft boxes. I loved the concept: it was great having everything packaged up and ready to create something with my boys, and they loved receiving them each month! I looked around to see if I could find a similar activity based on gardening or nature and was really surprised there was nothing out there. So I ditched my garden business idea and worked on developing a Mud & Bloom Box instead. It’s been a slow process as my children are very young and have been at home full time with me for a lot of the time, I’ve really enjoyed it though and I’m really pleased with the results! I hope the boxes help you and your children to learn, explore and enjoy nature together!