Guidance and training

Landscape garden in fine English tradition, or perfect turf for bike riding?



As a qualified landscape historian with years of conservation experience, I can offer invaluable advice on how your provision for children can be managed in such a way to minimise detrimental effect to the heritage asset.


But as mum-of-three with a passion for having fun, I can also show you how to make sure that 'conservation friendly' doesn't mean 'safe and dull'!







In 2010 I authored The Garden History Society's influential publication 'Beyond the Playground', which argued for new approaches to children's play in historic landscapes. Perhaps  you'd like a little help  putting some of these principles into practice?


Here are just some of the ways in which I can help you: 

  • Bespoke and inspiring guidance or training on seeing your site through a child’s eye.
  • Site specific discussions on incorporating imaginative built play facilities for children (generic offerings can be so boring – each landscape has a different story, so let’s tell it!).
  • Bespoke and original guidance on how to develop your child visitor experience – play, interpretation, facilities, education.
  • Training to inspire staff and volunteers in dealing with their youngest visitors.
  •  Site specific advice on incorporating conservation-friendly play provision to maximum Wow for the visitors, but with minimum Hmmm for the historic environment.