Wildlife Garden

Gorringe Park Primary School, Merton, 2017

In April and May 2017, children aged 8-11 years old worked with Build Up to develop plans for a new nature garden and education area on an unused patch of land behind their school.

After selecting a design in their school’s assembly, 90 children rolled up their sleeves to create the space in autumn. They built benches and accessible planters, before working with Build Up’s gardening expert Doug Fraser to learn how to plant trees, shrubs, hardy plants and grasses to complete the space.