Schoolyard Nature Playground
Researchers, educators and parents alike are recognising the benefits of nature play – getting back to basics, playing in sand, with mud, with sticks stones and without structured playground equipment. As the benefits of nature play become more widely accepted the popularity of nature playgrounds is increasing.
Revell Landscaping are at the forefront of nature playground design and construction as can be seen with this recent project at St Colomba’s Catholic Primary School in Bayswater.
St Colomba’s approach Revell Landscaping to develop a natural playground area that would provide an inspiring, adventurous and creative environment for its children to spend their free play time.
Key features of the nature playground include a fire pit, fort, cubby house, creek bed, water pump, deck and deck seating for a performance area.
To achieve an authentic nature experience, materials used include stone, timber logs, recycled materials, wood chips, gravel along with a selection of native plants.
The timber decking area links the nature playground to the main school buildings and neutral coloured shade sails have been installed to provide sun protection during play times.
In addition the being a favourite play space for the children of St Colomba, the area also provides a performance space and an outdoor classroom environment for special activities.
SIX THINGS OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT REVELL LANDSCAPING
Over the last 10 years we have engaged Jenny and the team at Revell on separate projects ranging from landscape design to the design of our outdoor living area, as well as ongoing maintenance. We have been extremely pleased with, not only the finished product but also the management of the separate projects in terms of completion on time and on budget. We would certainly highly recommend Revell for your outdoor needs.Cliff & Judy
We had started the ball rolling with a large scale house renovation, when I started contacting various landscapers to come over and talk about our vision for the outdoor garden and entertaining areas. I immediately felt comfortable with Jenny, she really listened to our needs for a low maintenance, wow factor garden but also allowing for the fact that we have two small boys, so the gardens needed to be practical as well, a lot to deliver but Jenny and the team did it! From her designer Ina, who was happy to take some suggestions into her already fabulous plan, to the project manager, Mark, who was always available to talk and work around our builder and keep on schedule, to the boys who actually completed the work to such a high standard, and of course Jenny was available to us always, we could not have been happier with their work. We have so many people comment on how beautiful our gardens are and I have, and will continue to, recommended Revell Landscaping to each and every one of them.Sharon & Mitch
Just wanted to thank you on behalf of Paul, myself and our family on the beautiful hamper you sent us yesterday; it was a lovely surprise when I got home from work and is such a lovely gesture.
Our sincere thanks also for giving us the beautiful outdoor spaces to complement our renovation. We’ve been using both areas over the Christmas/New year break and really enjoying and relaxing in these areas. We really appreciate the effort you and all your staff put in to getting all the work completed for us by Christmas; I know it wasn’t easy.Susan & Paul