Hampton Court winner 'Playful Garden' is used in schools

The Hampton Court bronze award-winning Playful Garden has had parts of its design incorporated into schools in Southend.

Designed by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's parks team, the garden featured two unique blue planters through which children can crawl to see the underground life of plants.

These have been placed at Darlinghurst Primary and Nursery School in Leigh and Blenheim Primary School & Children's Centre.

Southend's executive councillor for culture Derek Jarvis said: "These planters enable children to have fun while playing and discovering the secret world of plants."

The Silver Gilt award-winning Walled Garden exhibit, created by Southend Youth Offending Service, is currently on display at Shoebury Youth Centre.


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