Installations

ABOUT OUR INSTALLATIONS

The Littlest Leaf can provide indoor and outdoor planting installations of any scale.

  • All installations are designed around the National Quality Standard 2018, designed to provide children with enhanced natural environments.
  • We strive to support local gardening suppliers and include plants from growers in our extensive network, that are closest to the centre, providing an opportunity to create deeper links supporting your community connections and to embed sustainable practices.
  • All plants are chosen for their suitability for use around children, based on toxicity and texture.
  • The opportunity to include children in the planting processes, in either a single incursion or over a number of sessions, engages the students and provides them with a degree of shared ownership of the new gardens.  
  • Care Details are provided with all plants used and take home Discussion Cards are provided to extend the learning experience into the home.
  • Prior to each incursion we advise educators and staff of what will be completed and any required preparation.  We also work with the centre to cater to any children with special learning needs or any language requirements or literacy issues regarding the take home Care Details or Discussion Cards.

INSTALLATION EXAMPLES

Garden Design and Landscaping

  • From smaller garden bed plantings to large scale landscaping projects, we work with centre staff to develop solutions that meet their specific needs.
  • Additionally, to further promote sustainability, we can include upcycled found items as part of the overall installation.
  • Educational elements can be included in the installation by engaging children in the program through planting incursions.
  • Educator professional development and scaffolding materials supporting further education are included with all projects.
  • Pricing is determined based on the scale and scope of the overall project and can start from as little as a few hundred dollars.  

Water Wall

  • The water wall provides children with an interactive activity incorporating play based learning.
  • A range of different recycled and new components can be incorporated into the installation.
  • The accompanying incursion highlights how the wall can be used to teach children about water conservation.
  • A range of different installation options are available, determined by location requirements.
  • Pricing, inclusive of installation and incursion, is from $750 plus GST.

Propagation Wall

  • The propagation wall provides children with an opportunity to grow plants from garden cuttings, watching them thrive before replanting them back into the gardens or classrooms as well as using them in other activities, such as fairy gardens and terrariums.
  • A range of different recycled and new components can be incorporated into the installation.
  • The associated incursion teaches the class the basics of propagation.
  • A range of different installation options are available, determined by location requirements.
  • Pricing, inclusive of installation and incursion, is from $475 plus GST.

Indoor Plant Installations

  • We can provide plants and projects to enhance a centre’s indoor natural environment.
  • Options are available to fit any scale or budget.
  • Educational elements can be included in the installation by engaging children in the program through planting incursions.
  • Pricing is determined based on the scale and scope of the overall project.