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St Jude’s Spiritual Garden

At the front of St Jude’s Catholic Primary School there was an area that was neglected and rundown and was in serious need of some some loving. St Jude’s got in touch with Playsound to update the space and go through some ideas for a Spiritual Garden design. Initially the space was filled with flagged areas and paved pathways, old benches and raised tree roots making it to lack function and visual interest. To develop the area St Jude’s wanted more sense of community and a space for all the children at the school to enjoy…together.  

For the final design the area was enclosed with Timber Picket Fencing. An entrance arch was put in for a lovely welcome feature for children to access the garden through. A textured pathway, stepping stones and several benches were added to create visual interest, movement and practical elements within the design. A few huge features that the school asked for were seating and planting.  To add this into the design, a circular planter was added to one corner to create a place to sit around and socialise.  A Tree Seat was constructed around one of the existing trees to make use of a central feature to make the area flow. Then pebbles and rocks were added around the smaller tree in the shape of rosemary beads to create a spiritual element within the Garden for a nice finishing touch. 

The finalised garden was opened by the Bishop of Liverpool, Tom Williams upon completion. The space has had a fantastic response from all the children and parents. It was a great thing to see everyone getting involved and enjoying the new wonderful outdoor space. Now the area is light, bright and is filled with a range of great products. 

Check out the before and after photos on the school’s website via the link below:


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Date : 13 Oct 2019

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