Borde Hill Garden opens adventure playground

Borde Hill Garden is celebrating its 45th birthday with a younger age group by opening a new adventure playground in an idyllic setting.

"The area is away from endangered tree species in our original playground site and is in parkland overlooking lakes," said a representative for the garden in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

"This move protects the ecology of West Sussex while ensuring our botanically-rich garden brings pleasure to people for many years to come."

RHS Chelsea Flower Show award winner Julian Cochrayne designed the area with wooden elements including a raised walkway, balance beams and a zip line.

Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, chairman of directors for the garden, said: "Our key aims were to provide a safe and stimulating play area, allowing children to explore their creativity and enjoy adventurous exercise."

The play area has been named Harry's Playground after Stephenson Clarke's son.

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