New teaching shelter installed at RHS Wisley
20 Apr 2012
A new teaching shelter has been installed in the fruit orchard at RHS Wisley - it will be used by groups of up to 30 schoolchildren visiting the gardens on educational trips.
A new teaching shelter has been installed at RHS Wisley.
The structure, which is located in the fruit orchard, has been named “Pippin Lodge” following a children's competition.
It will be used by groups of up to 30 schoolchildren visiting the gardens on educational trips.
The building, which is 16 feet in diameter, comprises a green oak structure of roof trusses, larch wall panels and a double height western red cedar roof.
It was designed, built and installed by Norbury Park Wood Poducts (NPWP), which is managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust.
A spokesman from NPWP said: “This was an extremely challenging project, the unique design required a considerable amount of detailed planning and technical innovation.
“We are very proud of the outcome."
Photograph by Mike Easton.