Timmons Group Landscape Architects were approached by Greer Elementary School to re-design a proposed courtyard into a 21st-centry classroom promoting outdoor learning and student interaction.
A boardwalk meanders through the site, allowing opportunity for discourse and collaborative observation and study of native plant and wildlife. Raised planters allow students the option of growing their own food and conducting experiments on plant growth, pollination, and botany.
Flow-through planters and rain barrels mitigate stormwater an incorporate sustainable practices. Customized shade sails in the school’s colors create shade and delineate small scale learning spaces for individual study and reflection. The courtyard is an inviting and interactive space offering a variety of learning opportunities paired with state standards of learning.