William Ellis School

A boys school next to Hampstead Heath but with very little green space. Existing planters could do with some new life and the school is keen to explore nature combined with some business ideas. A second idea is to create a calm restorative space that include ponds and other nature elements. 
We work closely with the new and very enthusiastic PTA who are our champions at the school and even got an Eco Club going!
UPDATE February '24: We planted some apple trees and the preparations for a big pond and other exciting elements at the Student/Teacher Garden are in full swing. 

Planned Projects
  • Mini ponds
  • Tranquility Garden
  • Spring bulbs
  • Cut flowers garden


With support of Growing Green, the PTA at William Ellis has been awarded £1000 from the Veolia Sustainability Fund for their calm zone. It will finance the pond, seating areas and other fabulous changes.

Some ideas ...

Calm space ...

... for teachers and a space to study for students. This bland grass area will soon boast a pond, seating spaces, apple trees and wildflowers.

Student Zen Zone

... ideas are being collected for this space ...

Planters ...

Little pockets are found throughout the school and could become herb gardens or mini meadows or even sensory or cut flower gardens