sustainable landscape design
for people, nature and climate

Mother Goose Nursery


The Mother Goose Nursery in East Dulwich secured  funding to develop the piece of land adjacent to it into a community wildlife garden. Their plan was to enable the pupils and local community to have access to nature and natural processes to learn and better understand the value of wildlife and nature and sustainability. The existing site was underused and unkempt with a predominant covering of bramble scrub and old tarmac.

Design Masterplan document for funding bids

The design was commissioned as a fund raising document to illustrate that, with modest funding, the site could become a buzzing hub and destination for the local community to learn about nature and natural processes, food growing and bushcraft and gain new skills in garden management and sustainable practice. The plan proposed several features such as work area, pond and cobb oven set within curving paths and natural edge planting.

New wildlife pond with dipping platform
Raised beds for vegetables
Work area with a potting shed and compost bays
Outdoor learning and meadow area

The garden is completed and it is looking fantastic and well loved and used!  The children are taking classes in it and it is currently open to the public for one weekend each month for general visits and community events.