Thai Garden Design received a call from a well known International British School in Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The playground area of the Junior school was well used by the children throughout the year, and so no matter how many times the school replaced the grass, within a few days or weeks it was worn away, back to hard, sandy earth (click here for a full album of the finished garden).
The school wanted to explore the possibility of adding artificial turf around the playground features, the large slide, swings and climbing frames etc. The team came up with a proposal and method for how this can be achieved, and when the holidays arrived, the team began.
The hard ground was removed and a type 2 stone aggregate course was laid. This was compacted, and followed with a sand course (both courses for stability and good drainage).
The outer borders of the area were shuttered, and concrete sides were constructed. The grass was to be a seamless cross over from the driveway of the school, to the playground, with no tripping hazards or steps.
Areas at the foot of slides, or stairs of climbing frames were re-constructed using the rubber tiles of the playground, as these areas were more likely to get well used. A meandering pathway was also built using the old rubber tiles, more attractive, and giving good access for teachers and children across the playground.
Finally, the old mix of various plant pots were replaced with one type of 'child safe' pots (no harsh corners), improving the look and consistency throughout the area.
For all of the pictures of the new kids garden, click here to see the album. For more information on how to get your Thai landscape professionally designed and installed, contact the Thai Garden Design team.