Access Garden Leeds School

Big Lottery funding of a school farm also included an area that had to be fully accessible.

The area was principally for the growing of fruit and vegetables but also had to accommodate other activities such as art and story telling. The exposed and windy site  required a shelter belt of hazel hedging. Inspired by ‘The Rhubarb Triangle’ a simple geometric design was drawn up with raised beds for vegetable growing, espaliered fruit trees and grape vines. Sustainability in action was important, water butts were supplied with water from the adjacent school building, a green roof was incorporated on the storage shed and compost bins were also constructed.

Construction by Wilson Contractors and Hewitt and Son Joiners

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