We want to create outdoor environments and school playgrounds where everyone can have fun; that are safe and secure whilst still keeping children active and intrigued. Bartholomew’s aim is to transform school playgrounds into natural, inspirational spaces, creating interesting and exciting features that help children play.
By using intelligent design, introducing colours, shapes and textures to playgrounds Bartholomew Landscaping encourage flowing movement and imaginative play. Using these techniques to define key areas we are able to create the ultimate multi use flexible space, with a range features for both active play and quieter areas for social interaction and study. We believe strongly in the inclusion of natural products and materials.
Bartholomew and Education
Encouraging pupils to plant their own areas through the use of educational planting beds has proved a great success and as a result children become very attached to their play gardens as they watch them grow and change over the seasons.
Another important part of education in the future will be Understanding Sustainability and outdoor spaces and school playgrounds will play an important role in creating the Optimal Learning Environment. Nature is also becoming an increasingly important teaching tool; this is even more so within London where many children have little or no regular access to outdoor spaces.
Transforming School Playgrounds
Bartholomew Landscaping aims to transform school playgrounds into a more natural, inspirational spaces creating interesting and exciting features that help children play and provide them with additional access to the 6 areas of learning, as stated in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.
- Personal, Social and Emotional development
- Communication – Language and literacy
- Problem Solving
- Understanding the world
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
How we work
Bartholomew Landscaping are design and build contractors. We like to work closely with the teachers and the children with the aim of producing a wonderful scheme tailored to the individual schools needs; the age and number of children using the space; and to an agreed budget if necessary.
If the design meets with your approval we will then install the project using our own skilled labour supervised by our in house experienced Landscape Architects and project managers.