Once you’ve secured funding, it’s time to search for professional support, for instance from a professional landscape architect, artist, designer, or horticulturist. On our website you can find a host of professionals throughout the country on our page ‘Who can help’. We’re pleased to see that more and more companies and professionals have specialized in green play areas, so there’s quite a choice. The question is: who are you looking for, what do you need?
You have to be clear of your own needs and preferences. Are you looking for a horticulturist who has experience with working with children? Do you want to work with a company nearby? Should it be an artistic design, or maybe you prefer ecological design? What’s your time schedule and budgetary restraints? Before seeking professional support try to get clear what kind of support you’re looking for. Some preparation work you can do yourself, like visiting other playgrounds, document and collect photographs and images of inspirational examples. The more concrete your plans are the easier it is to get from plan to action.