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Planting the right plants in the right places makes an enormous difference to
any play area.
Schools and nurseries present a
particular set of challenges when
designing a planting layout: plants
need to look good throughout the
school year (not just in July and
August when many schools are closed),
with something of interest through all
the seasons, plants need to be non-
toxic, robust enough to withstand the
attention of children, low-
maintenance and survive potential
droughts throughout the summer.
At Outer Space we employ a specialist planting designer and horticulturist to ensure that our soft
landscaping thoroughly complements the structures and surfaces we build. Our plants are chosen to
provide lots of sensory stimulation whilst sticking to the principles outlined above.
Whether you’re looking for an aromatic herb garden, a dense native-species hedge, fruit and
vegetable propagation, specimen trees, dramatic sculptural forms or a wild meadow to attract birds
and insects we can deliver it. Furthermore we integrate it seamlessly with all of the other features
within the playground to produce a harmonious whole.