Former Mayor Khosa – Praised the hoops:-
“The hoops make the perfect addition to this impressive giant Children’s Garden. Walking through the reflected colours along the Tunnel Loop is delightful. I am also looking forward to revisiting the garden once plants have grown over the Fruit Hoop to see it in full bloom.”
Covering 10,000m², the garden is the size of nearly 40 tennis courts. We worked alongside Handspring Design and Kew Garden Designers to develop 3 bespoke hand-made structures which complimented the garden’s theme which was ‘elements that plants need to grow: earth, air, sun and water.’ The Handspring Design ‘Tunnel, Fruit and Pergola Hoops’ are featured in the ‘Sun’ section of the garden.
Handspring Design developed the bespoke hand-made structures with Suzie Jewel, Kew Garden Designer at Kew. Inspired by the circle, they worked together to craft her vision and create the colourful and fun structures. The Tunnel Hoop features red, orange and yellow coloured Perspex, which reflects different shades of coloured light in a visually stunning way for children to interact with. Across the garden, a set of wooden Pergola Hoops have been installed to create a fun matrix to wind in and out of. Lastly the Fruit Hoop structure includes a circular metal frame that will eventually support growing plants to form a tunnel of foliage to explore.
Handspring Design specialise in creating these kind of bespoke projects. They work alongside landscape professionals to design and develop beautiful organic forms which integrate harmoniously with outdoor landscapes. With 18 years’ experience, they have developed a specialised steam bending and laminating oak strip technique which allows them to make their signature curvy-organic forms.
Former Mayor Khosa commented:-
“The hoops make the perfect addition to this impressive giant Children’s Garden. Walking through the reflected colours along the Tunnel Loop is delightful. I am also looking forward to revisiting the garden once plants have grown over the Fruit Hoop to see it in full bloom”
The giant Children’s Garden is open to the public where children can play and explore their way through a landscape filled with over 100 mature trees, discovering hidden treasures and adventures along the way.
“Thank you to Mayor and Mayoress Khosa, Councillor Campanale and the landscape architects who attended our opening. We’d like to thank everyone who has worked hard with us on bringing the hoops to life. We exclusively supply Handspring Designs shelters and invite professionals to register their interest so we can explain how the structures can be tailored to suit individual landscape designs.”
– Paul Collings, Director of All Urban
Here at All Urban we are the exclusive UK supplier for Handspring Design’s beautiful hand-made bespoke youth shelters. Their structures provide much needed shelter and seating in open public spaces, and when working to commission, can be designed to take on artistic sculptural and horticultural elements. Available for both public and private outside spaces, we can work with all landscape designs to develop dynamic shelters that are truly unique to that space.