All Urban is celebrating the launch of brand new Handspring Design Hoops which were installed in the new Children’s Garden at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
To mark All Urban’s supplier launch, All Urban invited former Mayor Khosa, of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and Mayoress Khosa to officially open the Hoops. They were also joined by local councillor Campanale and leading London based landscape architects who all came to learn about the ambitious project.
Guests took a tour of the new giant children’s garden and learned about how Kew embarked on this ambitious design project. Covering 10,000m., the garden is the size of nearly 40 tennis courts, and has been designed by Kew garden designers around the elements that plants need to grow: earth, air, sun and water.
During the tour, All Urban’s guests visited the newly installed Handspring Design ‘Tunnel, Fruit and Pergola Hoops’ which 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 for the garden.
The Tunnel Hoop features red, orange and yellow coloured Perspex, which reflects different shades of coloured light for children to play with. Across the garden, a set of wooden Pergola Hoops have been installed to create a fun matrix for children 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 bespoke projects such as this. 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.
The giant new Children’s Garden is now 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.