Planting in Playgrounds

Planting in playgrounds is really important as it not only creates a greener and more attractive space, but also adds to the biodiversity and positive environmental impact. It also creates another environment for children to play in, and unstructured play in natural spaces is the most common influence on the development of life-long conservation values and conservation behaviours.
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let the children play: imaginative play in a tyre

let the children play: imaginative play in a tyre. Great idea for natural small world play, will go great next to my new fairy garden!

Setting our Open Teepee amongst wildflowers provides a great place for the children to explore

A circle of poles gathered together to form an open teepee den that can be used in conjunction with loose parts. Children can use the timber frame with a variety of loose parts to be what ever springs to mind.

Bamboo planted at either side of the plank walkway create a nice entrance to the stage

You have to walk the plank to reach this stage

A wildflowers and a green roof add to the magic of the Hobbit Hole we built in a private garden

) dream, having your very own Hobbit Hole Den!

Our Look Out Den peeping up behind the lovely wildflowers

The Look Out Den peaking above the beautiful wild flowers

Bamboo planting creating a child-size arch into a secret play space

Bamboo planting creating a child-size arch into a secret play space

A lovely example of a willow tunnel at a local school.

A lovely example of a willow tunnel at a local school.

A wildflower mix has created a lush green roof for the Hobbit Hole we built

A wildflower mix has created a lush green roof for the Hobbit Hole we built

We love this innovative use of wheelie bins to create planters at Kings Meadows Flats. They even have an internal watering system from re-using plastic milk bottles.

We love this innovative use of wheelie bins to create planters at Kings Meadows Flats. They even have an internal watering system from re-using plastic milk bottles.

Sunflowers shooting up from our Green Den planter

Sunflowers shooting up from our Green Den planter

We built this planter as part of a new access ramp at St Bernadette's Primary School, the flowers are looking lovely after a bit of a downpour!

We built this planter as part of a new access ramp at St Bernadette's Primary School, the flowers are looking lovely after a bit of a downpour!

Our Easy Peasy Planters can be used to divide spaces, create informal rooms and add greenery to hard surface playgrounds.

Our Easy Peasy Planters can be used to divide spaces, create informal rooms and add greenery to hard surface playgrounds.

Our tunnel looks great surrounded by wildflowers

Our tunnel looks great surrounded by wildflowers

Our Teepee looks great hidden behind the bamboo planting

Our Teepee looks great hidden behind the bamboo planting

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