Children’s garden – Basingstoke

This children’s centre (for 0-5 year olds) wants to involve the parents to create an exciting outdoor area to maximize play and exploration. 

The brief was to maximise the potential of the outdoor area and the design  incorporated: vegetable growing, an edible maze, bug discovery, a living willow adventure trail with den, with sensory planting around (smell and feel), grass mounds, paths and stepping stones to link the existing features (musical instruments, glass house and tractor).  Staight hedges were transformed into wavy topped structures, the outside of the shed became a huge blackboard and the railings were planted with fruiting trees and vines.

The project is to be implemented in phases and linked with art workshops.

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