SchoolPlaygroundDesigners.co.uk is the Schools Specialist, Community Gardens and Special Education Needs (SEN) Playground Company under the direction of Robert Sergent-Fairley, the highly acclaimed London Garden Designer, owner of the Multi Award Winning Belsize Landscapes established since 1742. He is the UK`s leading specialist in the design and construction of amazing Natural Play areas and Natural Learning areas.
Robert is one of England’s most knowledgeable, most successful and highly respected London Garden Designers who now offers his unique natural wood and sustainable timber designs to schools and parks across South and Central England and London.
Robert has never lost his love of Nature; his desire to fill as many spaces as possible with Trees, Shrubs Perennials, Plants in general, Lawns, Bog Areas, Sensory Gardens and Wild flower Areas is self evident in his plethora of his Amazing Planting Designs.
Beautiful, handcrafted sustainable, water features to inspire and intrigue young minds. This was part of a Swindon Key Stage1 and 2 playground design.
An entire playground was revamped using Robert's amazing mosaic patterns - great for kid's games AND they never wear out and need replacing
90% of our work comes through customer recommendation - a fact that speaks volumes. Our well deserved reputation depends on a job well done.
Over the years the company has won some very prestigious awards at well known shows.
All Robert's Playground Designs are hand drawn without the aid of a computer. They take about three days to complete along with an estimate.
A fabulous key stage 1 playground in Birmingham packed full of imaginative features - completed on time and on budget at just £70,000 - Exotic sensory plants, sensory mosaic pathways and much more.
There are many 'must have' features in Robert's playground designs - one of the most requested of late is Mosaic Pathways. These intrigue and inspire young minds.
An award winning inner city nursery playground in Clapham London. Melanie Smith-Brown, the head mistress, describes it as 'heaven on earth' .
Bangabandhu must be one of the luckiest schools in the country - Robert and his team of master craftsmen have just finished an absolutely mind blowing design project for the school. The playground features many innovative design ideas, never before seen in the UK. Shown to the left is a UK first - Gypsy Caravans. When the caravan arrived all lessons at the school came to a halt as children and teachers alike ran outside to get a better look.
Quote from the Head - "I could never have imagined, in my wildest dreams, that our old asphalt playground could have been transformed into such an Amazing Natural Green Oasis, in the middle of our city. The children are very eager to see their new playground finished and incessantly talk about what is taking shape in front of their eyes"
Robert clearly recalls his own earliest Infant School Playground, where he had large green spaces with tall leafy trees and a Farmyard next door. He vividly remembers his “playtimes” of running, jumping, rolling and sitting on a big old log, with his school friends. He also thinks back fondly to the School Nature Table, which they would fill with leaves, twigs, moss and anything they could find in the School Grounds.
Robert would like to see a Wild Flower Area and Sensory Garden, either large or small (or both) in every school in the UK. His desire is “for School Children of all ages, to participate in the understanding, the enjoyment and the sustaining of their own Wild flower Natural Habitat”.
He also “loathes the Standard Wire Fencing and the solid brick walls, generally erected around School Playground Areas”. He completely “despises the Multi Coloured Modular Play Structures prevalent in most School Playgrounds”.
He blames all these “abominations” on the basic lack of Garden Design Knowledge. Many of these companies, he complains, are primarily Local Architects or are Local Council Design Offices, who have no Horticultural or Permacultural knowledge or interest, whatsoever; furthermore, from viewing their recent School Playground Designs, he doubts whether any of them have ever heard of “The 6 Areas Of Learning” for Infants.