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This garden called The Garden that Childern Really Want, Designed by Ian Dexter and sponsored by Marshalls PLC, is meant to be a playground and I could see children having a wonderful time playing and learning in this garden. Grass mounds and other areas of wild flower encourage insects and other wildlife which children can learn from.. The majority of the play elements within the garden are inspired by the children's ideas, including a tree for climbing and a rock stack with openings to create a cave-like chamber, for scrambling over and playing within. The rock stack has water percolating through one of its faces into a shallow pool that is edged with timber rounds that create a stepping stone path. The path leads to a timber orb den. The garden also has a carved stone snake path that winds its way through the garden. The snake's head rises above ground level to provide a platform for climbing and jumping.

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