Australia’s National Arboretum PLAYGROUND by Taylor Cullity Lethlean | The Architecture of the City |

Australian landscape architecture and urban design firm, Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) has set a new benchmark with the design of Australia’s National Arboretum Playground.


The National Arboretum Playground challenges the conventional idea of play environments, featuring giant acorn cubby houses floating in the sky, and enormous Banksia cones nestled on the forest floor. Inspired by the Arboretum’s 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world, the playground has been designed to creatively engage children and foster life-long connections to the remarkable surrounding environment.


“Using the idea of seeds as the beginning life amongst the forest, children and their families can enter a fantasy world of exaggerated scales,” says Simone Bliss, Senior Landscape Architect, TCL. “The world amongst the giant seeds aims to stimulate spontaneity and creativity, to foster the imagination and to challenge confidence with growth.

Via Lauren Moss