A Giant Treehouse for RHS Wisley’s New Play Area

5 September 2019

TouchWood Play has created a giant natural treehouse play structure that will take pride of place in RHS Wisley’s new children’s play area.

The ‘Wild at Wisley’ play area has undergone an exciting transformation this summer to create a new play experience that is inspired by The RHS Back to Nature Garden that was co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Davies White landscape architects.

The centerpiece of the inspiring new natural play area at RHS Wisley is a stunning wooden play structure handcrafted by TouchWood Play. Designed to look like animal nests, the awe-inspiring play structure includes natural wooden ladders leading up to two stag wood clad platform dens linked by a playful V-bridge. With a basket swing below the bridge and a slide for children to zoom down, the unique natural play structure offers lots of opportunity for adventurous outdoor play.    

TouchWood is renowned for its use of high quality, sustainable natural materials in its bespoke play schemes and features for clients including The National Trust, The Forestry Commission, Bluestone National Park Resort, Bicester Village and Schools and Councils around the UK. For the RHS Wisley play structure, TouchWood’s highly skilled team used locally sourced materials and traditional woodcraft techniques to create a stunning natural play structure that complements its natural environment and offers a thrilling variety of play opportunities for children of all ages. 

Speaking about the project, TouchWood’s Founder and Chairman Joe Cooper said, “We are delighted to have been asked to create the centrepiece for the new play area at RHS Wisely. We share many common values with the RHS and are thrilled to have helped bring the joy of outdoor play to RHS Wisley’s visitors. We are passionate about the benefits of natural outdoor play and the use of high quality, sustainable natural materials to create nature-inspired play experiences that complement the natural environment and delight children and adults alike.”

The new play space at RHS Wisley is due to be opened to visitors next week.