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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew, London UK

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ABOUT

Millboard UK supplied Burnt Cedar and Embered Oak for this project. The Children’s Garden opened in 2018 and has transformed a previously underused part of the gardens. Designed by Landscape Architect Suzie Jewell, part of Kew’s in-house design team, it is the most ambitious design project in Kew’s recent history. Based in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts, the project resulted in four interactive gardens themed around the elements that plants need in order to grow: earth, air, sun and water. Jewell opted to use Millboard decking throughout to add resilience to the garden’s walkways and play areas, while maintaining natural beauty. This attraction was specifically created to encourage children to ‘get up close and personal’ with nature, so durability was key to project success. 

PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED

Suzie Jewell
Ground Control

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Courtesy of Millboard UK