Wimbledon Park Willow Dome

Project Category: Informal community groupProject Tags: Children & young people, Education, Jobs & Skills, Older People, Other and Parks & Open Spaces

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  • Our Story

    In November 2016 we ran a two day event in the local park to plant a willow dome in the play area for the children to enjoy some play that engages in a living environment structure.

    The two day event will included the planting of the dome as well as willow weaving workshop sessions, so as a community we could learn what we can make with the willow that we’ll harvest from the dome each year. 

    We involved local residents of all ages, linking up with the local school, who brought children to the park in groups, and we took a willow weaving session into the care home that over looks the park, so that some of the older members of our community that are unable to get to the park could still be involved.

    We hope that being involved in the planting and weaving will increase relationships between neighbours, as well as continue to build on our neighbourhoods connection and ownership of the local park, which is our main connection with nature, as most people have tiny back yards, or no outside space.

    After the event we’ll be working with local volunteers and the local school to ensure the willow dome thrives.  This will involved watering it lots during the first summer, and harvesting it each winter.

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    Wimbledon Park, Southsea