The world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew at Wakehurst Place has completed its new children’s play area using JB CitiDeck® from Marley.
As part of a move to attract more families to Kew’s country estate in West Sussex, the internationally important botanical research and education institution wanted to open a new children’s playground which was safe for children, robust enough for wear and tear and also had a natural feel to blend in with its woodland surroundings. The design of the play area also meant the material chosen needed to be easy to cut into rounded edges to wrap around the shape of trees and have large, overhang structures.
JB CitiDeck® from Marley, with its characteristic smooth profile, was specified as being ideal for the job and easy to clean, well-suited for areas of heavy usage such as schools and play areas.
Iain Parkinson, conservation and woodlands manager at Kew, says: “Contractor Cedarwood Joinery fitted the product quickly and easily and we were very happy with the service and help we received from Marley, which ensured the play area was completed to schedule".