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 ultimately this appreciation results in a sense of wellbeing.

Our Motivation

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)

Our focus

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?

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
Builds
“Alright! So when I am landscaping, I am not just thinking about where the waste goes, but I try and source local and ethical materials and plants where possible.”
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