New outdoor learning experience and wildlife garden: Landscaping school grounds
In partnership with BAM Construction, Paxman Landscapes have completed a £30K landscaping scheme at a school in Huddersfield. As part of the overall development of the site, which incorporates Royds Hall Secondary, Royds Hall Primary and Beech Primary, the new outdoor gardens and play areas can now be enjoyed by the school community of over 1150 students aged 3-16.
Once we’d supplied and spread the topsoil, we set to preparing the ground, ready for planting. The grounds now boast trees to punctuate the spaces and shrubs to create swathes of foliage and borders. An area of Grass Greener artificial grass has been professionally installed by the Paxman team, creating a hard-wearing, all-weather surface to look stunning and work hard all year round.
Add in 2000 square metres of turf and sculptured areas and paths of textured surfacing and you’ll be hard pushed to find a more diverse outdoor playscape. But don’t forget – we’ve also sowed wildlflower seed to encourage wildlife. When landscaping school grounds, it’s great to encourage bio-diversity as well as practicality and structure – and it brings out the best in the children as well as our insect communities!
We think you’ll agree – we’d go back to school in a flash if it looked like this!