Our mission is to design and build stylish sustainable gardens

Firbank Children's Centre

Carpe Diem Gardens worked with the children’s centre staff to design four edible play gardens. The project, constructed by S & J Lewis landscapers was funded by a grant from Sure Start. The gardens feature orchard trees, soft fruit, natural sand and water play. Climbing opportunities are provided by tree logs and boulders.

Jennifer designing the garden

Neil and Chris roofing the den

Jonathan lifting turf to create borders

Jennifer digging berry border

Jennifer and Jonathan planting berry bushes in the orchard

View down the orchard of mixed fruit trees, soft fruit and sensory planting

Rill for natural water play

Autumn leaves on blueberry bush

First season apple harvest in the garden

Japanese wineberries growing on the fence

View up the orchard, finished den and climbing logs

Crab apple ‘John Downie’ pollinates other trees in the orchard

First harvest of grapes

Discussing The Hills garden with Simon & Jonathan. In the foreground logs, digging pit & den making

Second den with memorial tree

One of the sandpits

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