What is the Mud & Bloom box?

It’s a monthly subscription box delivering seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box contains everything you need for four seasonal growing and craft activities along with instructions, nature news and games to teach children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.

The boxes have been created for 3-8 year old's by qualified teachers and support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.

The boxes have been developed with the busy parent in mind, so each box includes everything you need to get started. Most of the craft activities are designed to get children finding and using objects from nature - all can easily be found on a short walk to your garden or local park. You may occasionally need things from your recycling box, such as old jam jars.  For the growing activities, you'll also need something to plant in such as an old egg carton, small yogurt pots or small plant pots.

How does it work?

The set up process is simple to do, just click SUBSCRIBE from the menu and follow the on screen instructions. Once subscribed, relax and we will do the rest! Each month we create a seasonal monthly box with relevant seeds to grow and nature activities to do, we will then pack it and post it directly to your door. The boxes are conveniently sized to fit through your letterbox, so there is no need to wait in or traipse down to your local mail delivery centre. Boxes are shipped at the end of each month, so you will receive your box around the 1st of the month.

We don't have a garden, is there any point in subscribing?

We want our boxes to be accessible to children without gardens, so we provide organic, peat-free compost pellets in all of our boxes to enable anyone to get started and grow the seeds regardless of what space they have. Some larger plants benefit from eventually being planted outside but this can be achieved by moving them to larger pots, grow bags or planters. 

How much does a box cost? 

A box starts at £10.95 for a single box and £13.95 for a sibling box.

How much is postage?

Postage is FREE for all UK orders. For none UK orders the shipping cost will be added at check out.

Where do you ship to? 

We ship to all countries within the EU.

Why don’t you ship outside of the EU

We don’t currently ship to countries outside of the EU, due to the legislation surrounding the shipment of seeds and bulbs.

Can I delay shipment of my order

Yes if you’d like to delay shipment of an order so it arrives for someone’s birthday or for Christmas for example, just pop us an email when you subscribe to support@mudandbloom.com and we’ll ensure your first shipment is sent in the month you wish it be sent. Please note however, that all our boxes are posted out at the beginning of each month, so we are only able to post your box at the beginning of the month.

How does payment work?

Payment for your first box will be taken when you subscribe. If you subscribe between 26th and 15th of the month, your payment method will next be charged on the 22nd and all subsequent payments will be on the 8th day of each month. If you subscribe between the 16th and the 25th, your payment method will be charged every month on the 8th of the month.

How can I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your account here. You'll need to enter your email and password, which you'll have created when you subscribed. Don't worry if you can't remember it, you can request a new one. If you have any problems doing it, you can always email us at support@mudandbloom.com and we will cancel it for you. 

Can I skip a month?

Yes, if you're off on holiday or you haven't had time to get through your last box you can skip a month at any time, you just need to log into your account here and there you can select to skip a month. To skip the next month's box you will need to skip the box before the 8th of the month. If you want to skip more than a month, just pop us an email at support@mudandbloom.com and we can pause your subscription and move your renewal date up to three months for you.

How can I update my address or bank details? 

If you ever want to make any changes to your address or bank details you can do so here.

What's the difference between a single box and sibling box?

A single box includes enough materials for ONE child to undertake each activity and a sibling box includes enough materials for TWO children to undertake the activities. They will just share certain items such as the cards and items such as paints or glue. 

Is there a discount for ordering an extra box for a sibling? 

Yes if you order an extra box for a sibling you can get a 15% sibling discount on your second box, just enter the code SIBLING at check out on your second order

How environmentally friendly are the Mud & Bloom boxes?

We believe passionately in looking after our planet and we try and keep our boxes environmentally friendly by sourcing natural and plastic free materials and packaging where possible and using certified organic and biodynamic seeds and organic peat free compost pellets. All our packaging is recyclable. We're always on the lookout for green and ethical wholesale craft companies and for ideas to make our boxes more environmentally friendly. If you have thoughts, ideas or questions, please email us at support@mudandbloom.com.