We like to ask: What happens Next?

We sensitively design, build and manage outdoor spaces. We believe that appreciating where things come from and where things go is not only sustainable, but is the secret towards wellbeing.

Our Motivation

(ethical ethos)
We design, build and manage outdoor spaces sustainably.

We hear the words 'Sustainability' and 'Well-being' everywhere. What does it actually mean? The What Happens Next Project appreciates that the environment affects us individually, and we affect the environment. But we also think that this subject can become very overwhelming! Therefore, to keep it simple, we just like to question "What Happens Next"? We think that to appreciate where things come from and where things go creates a self sustaining environment, and results in an environment that offers us a true sense of being.

We sensitively design, build and create management systems in gardens and open spaces to promote sustanability and well-being.

We work with schools, youth clubs, elderly care, training organisations for young adults, mental health and probation. We design concepts which integrates rainwater harvesting systems with composting systems, with edible plants with wild native plants and more.

  • 52% of UK school children do not eat veg on daily basis

    Newsround BBC (2015)

  • 64% of the population of Great Britain do not get their 5-a-day.

    Good Food Nation

  • immersion in nature increases performance on a creativity, problem-solving task by a full 50%

    Atchley et al., 2012

  • % of schools saw rise in student self-esteem due to new outdoor learning spaces

    Learning through Landscapes (2003)

Portfolio

Community and Educational
  • Schools

    School Project
    School Project
    Schools
    Schools and Academies
  • Community

    Description of the Woodland Project

    In September 2016, we worked designed a master plan for a children’s activity centre.

    The challenge was to provide sustainable solutions to a piece of woodland which held events for young people to carry activities such as high ropes and archery.

    The location was 10 minutes from the centre of Bristol and the design included:

    1. building a path out of recycled timber logs and wood chip;
    2. a series of underground tunnels for pot holing;
    3. a composting toilet;
    4. a fence and hedge and improvments to a woodland shelter.

    These features along with other sustainable woodland ideas were carried out along with a law firm who supplied 120 volunteers as part of their CSR.

    Sustainable Outcome

    The work was very successful. Our designs was inkeeping with the existing surroundings and have been used well by the managers and the young people who use the site.

            

             

     

    Community
    Community Groups and Organisations
  • Educational

    Youth Club Garden

    Avon Club for Young People was one of five design and builds which we have worked on for Young Bristol. The garden has been built in a youth club and intends to engage and educate young with growing and cooking.

    Some of the features in this project, similar to many of the others, consist of renewable water systems, fruit bushes, wood pile, wild flower grasses, edible herbs, climbers, apple tree and raised veg!

    Engagement with Young People

    The young people have taken responsibility of their garden at the youth club. Making food followed by their favourite part- feeding the worms!

     

     

        

     

    Educational
    Providing information for gardens
  • Other

    Secondary School

    A small scheme in a dead corner within a secondary school in London.

    Sustainable Ideas

    The scheme up-cycled and reused the materials which existed on site.

    Features here consisted of hazel trees for coppicing, fire pit for cooking, work desks for outside learning, herbs, wormery and raised beds.

    Other
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Our focus

Why we like to ask What Happens Next?
Green Spaces

We think it is important that we are surrounded by plants we value. Regardless of your situation, we can design green spaces which offer more than just plants, but green spaces which provides food, cut flowers, herbal tea, the list is endless.

From Seed to Celebration

We think it is important to appreciate that everything we do is part of a bigger cycle. And so to promote this we help people engage with all stages of a plant’s life cycle. We have created supporting information on how to plant the seed, and then as it grows to fruition, learn to make and preserve the plants into food and into things which we can celebrate with others, maintaining an understanding of continuous cycles found in nature.

Local environment

It is not just ‘What Happens Next’, but what is happening next to me. Whether it be an inner-city or on the fringe of the countryside, we incorporate native plants into our projects. We think understanding the wider environment as well as knowing what ‘will happen next’ is sustainability sweet spot.

Who are we?

Design, Build and Aftercare Experts
Arthur Daw
Arthur Daw
Designs
“Hello. I design landscapes, and I always want to know after completing a scheme, what happens next with the plants, the water, the waste…”
Lee Billet
Lee Billet
Builds
“Alright! Give any plans I will bash it up… I use sustainable materials and I have zero waste. Everything gets re-used..”
Polly Daw
Polly Daw
Makes things
“Hiya, I’m Polly and I love to make and cook things from nature. Whether it is cooking fresh or flower arrangements, I prefer the plants to come from my garden”

Testimonials

What we offer

Sustainable Management

Maintenance program

£200

  • Gardening
  • Collecting seeds
  • Recycling and composting
  • Using wormery
  • Saving timber
  • Renewing hazel fences
  • Preparations for celebration event
Guidance

Design

Sustainable landscape design ideas

£1650

  • seed to celebration plants
  • rainwater harvesting
  • upcycling
  • composting
  • hazel coppice
  • wildflowers
  • fruit shrubs
Includes workshops

S2C program

'Seed to Celebration' workshop

£95

  • Book
  • Seeds
  • Wormery with worms
  • Guidance from seed to celebration
  • Grow it, Make it, Celebrate it
  • Additional equipment
Workshops

Get in touch

info@whathappensnextproject.co.uk