Month: December 2013
Jeavons Landscape Architects designed and documented the space, working with the FS Hospital client, with head contractor Brookfield Multiplex and with landscape contractor Environmental Industries . We commissioned numerous custom-designed sculptural and musical elements to provide a fantasy setting that could be experienced in numerous ways by users who may need to spend long periods of time at the hospital,
South Kingsville Pre-school successfully applied for a community grant to design a sensory garden . Jeavons Landscape Architects was invited to design the garden following consultation with the pre-school committee. A very narrow space along one side of the pre-school outdoor area has been transformed into a series of intensively textured spaces that children can walk through as part of a journey, or pause in to play – a kind of ‘worlds within worlds’ experience.
Werribee Open Range Zoo can now mimic the monkeys at Monkey Play – a small nature-based play space designed by Jeavons Landscape Architects. Monkey Play invites younger children to express their inner ‘monkey’ – negotiating changing levels, and testing their agility and climbing skills on ropes connected to tree posts. A simple palette of materials including logs and large, flat boulders placed for steps, tree trunks laid horizontally to form a ‘scramble’,
CEFPI Award in the Landscaping / Outdoor Learning Area category. The award citation describes this project as: “a rich and engaging environment that uses diverse materials, textures and colours of timber, earth, steel, and densely planted vegetation to create a variety of wild spaces and formal settings…changes in scale provide children with different perspectives and encounters with animals and the environment,