Growing Wild wins CEFPI Award

Last week the ‘Growing Wild’ project at Melbourne Zoo won the 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,

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Wesley College Landscape Management Strategy

Wesley College recently endorsed and adopted the Landscape Management Strategy prepared by Jeavons Landscape Architects for its Glen Waverley campus. The project was originally initiated because of the need to manage changes in the vegetation and tree planting on this site. The strong Australian native theme in the planting is generally highly valued and remains a strong identity for this campus. Over time, however, some trees have caused problems for buildings and drains,

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Albury Botanic Gardens – Children’s Garden

Jeavons Landscape Architects have collaborated with Albury Botanical Gardens, the Friends group and Albury City Council to turn their ideas for a children’s space into reality within the historic Albury Botanical Gardens. Here are a few images of some great new features!

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Bambini Juniors Early Learning Centre, Wilson Street, Brighton

The new extension to Bambini Juniors Early Learning Centre was opened early in 2013.

This new purpose-built facility includes two levels of play rooms and outdoor play environments including a rooftop.  Jeavons Landscape Architects collaborated with Bambini staff to design these nature-based outdoor play areas that support the Centre’s early learning philosophy. Jeavons created complex and engaging outdoor play areas for children aged between six months and five years.  Despite the limitations of constructing a garden on a rooftop and on top of a slab in the case of the ground floor,

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New natural play for Tintern Junior School

The recently constructed playspace at Tintern for the grades three to six includes a range of diverse play elements in a carefully designed natural setting. The large outdoor space with natural materials allows kids to build their own cubbies, play in a meandering dry creek bed and use their imagination to explore the space. The complex level changes were resolved through the creation of stone amphitheatres, mounding and accessible pathways. The space also includes come complex climbing equipment and a hard court.

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