Hillside School Project

A school grounds project began at Hillside School, Cumnock in December 2006, between the school,
East Ayrshire Woodlands and the CSV Give & Take project.
The main elements to the project were to create a large living willow dome, incorporating
a tunnel entrance and wheelchair access, together with a living willow tunnel to a seating
area and a section of living fence.

An existing unsightly area of bark chippings, which had become overgrown with brambles,
was cleared, covered with weed suppressant sheeting, filled with new soil and sown as a
wildflower meadow. Areas of environmental art enhanced other parts of the garden and raised beds improved.




  Cleared meadow & new fence

New archway and fencing  Weaving 2nd layer of fencing  

Clearance and mowing complete


February 2009, Work on replacing the old dome with a new, more robust, tunnel dome

The meadow was strimmed, cleared and re-seeded in early March.