The inspiration for the garden comes from the children who will be enjoying this garden following the show. After spending time with a preparatory class, it was understood that an introduction to learning comes from shapes and colours, and often nature is a starting point.
Using the theme, 'A Sense of Curiousity is Nature's School of Education' the gardens' underlying geometric shapes are enhanced by stimulating textures and plant heights that offer movement.
The layout of the paving, the central interactive table, the curved benches and details such as shaped cushions encourage exploration, all the time educating and promoting fun in learning.
The planting has a backbone structure that is based on spheres, cubes, cones or pyramids. Softer planting acts as a foil to the hard landscaping and focuses on the school colours as a theme.
The contemporary backdrop of three vinyl screens and the larger trees provide a sense of enclosure, shade and safety, whilst underlining the learning principle and again echoing the school colours.
The main hard landscaping structure is created using two shades of grey granite paving and setts set within gravel areas. The shapes are defined and materials separated by aluminum strips set into the ground.
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