Why Wild Gardens for Children?

Why Wild Gardens for Children?

In the good old days, children played outdoors for hours, only coming home when they were hungry – isn’t that the story? Well it’s not quite how I remember it but apparently now, the majority of children today spend less than 60 mins outside a day, which is less than prison inmates.

Fabulous Fused Willow

Fabulous Fused Willow

When grown in close contact woody plants can fuse together, willow is especially adaptable to training in this way and can be used to create strong structures.

Beautiful living willow tunnel…..

Beautiful living willow tunnel…..

I renovated  this willow tunnel a couple of years ago, each season it puts on incredible growth providing a lush play space. Willow domes, screens, dens and arbours are planted during the winter months, until around the end of march, whilst the stems are dormant. Email now to register your interest or to book an individual installation. enquiries@reneebrailsfordgardens.co.uk

Willow dome in the green……….

Willow dome in the green……….

new growth… This is a living willow dome I built on 17th March – just 8 weeks ago and am really enjoying watching it come to life. Its a great den for the children, mine are only 14months and 4years but I built it so that an adult could stand up in it because I didn’t […]