Plants are often non-existent or kept to a minimum in educational settings, yet they can make a place feel so different – nurturing, green, elemental.  Planting ideally needs to be robust and also useful in children’s play rather than precious and untouchable. Sensory plants with leaves, berries and flowers that are good to pick, smell and use in play will benefit a child’s experience of that place. 

Elspeth Yates