This was an area of scrub waste land in a grand garden in Forest Row. We cleared the endless brambles and laid weed membrane and 4 tonnes of bark chip down as a base. I found a local carpenter to source coppice sweet chestnut and commissioned him to make a picnic area and rocking horse.
We built an insect home at the back of the garden out of old pallets which the children helped me fill with natural products to offer a home for wildlife. We built three semi circular planters, one for each child to grow their own plants and placed wooden stepping stones throughout. The children selected a colour scheme for their planting. Last time I was working in this garden there were 7 children all playing happily, I personally judged this as a bit of a triumph.