Tuesday, 18 June 2019 / Published in Uncategorized

Timotay’s Asian inspiration earns them a silver award at BBC Gardener’s World Live





A garden display designed by Northamptonshire landscape specialists Timotay has been awarded a prestigious silver award at BBC Gardeners’ World Live event for the second year running, which took place at NEC Birmingham from 13th – 16th June 2019.


Timotay was selected to feature in an exclusive area of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live show at the NEC in Birmingham. The high-profile Gardeners’ World Live attracted over a hundred thousand gardening enthusiasts between June 13th and 16th. Timotay – whose headquarters is in Wollaston, Wellingborough – was amongst just five contractors chosen by expert judges to feature their design in the high profile ‘APL Avenue Show Garden’, hosted by the Association of Professional Landscapers.


“It’s a real honour for Timotay to have been selected as just one of five contractors to feature in APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live; and to be awarded a silver award for a second year running is a true reflection of the skill set, hard work and determination from our team- I am extremely proud!” . “The competition was fierce, and we were delighted to have featured amongst such an elite group.” said company director Tim Elwood.


This year’s challenge to companies competing for one of the five places in the ‘APL Avenue Show Garden’ was to design an Asian-themed garden. Timotay’s Landscape Manager Robyn Brookes and Design Manager Keith Walmsley combined to come up with an eye-catching submission, which was constructed at the NEC for the Gardeners World Live Show.


Inspired by South East Asian adventures, the garden combined a tropical planting palette with a simple yet effective selection of natural hard landscape materials. The antique silver paving, yellow paddle stones, and Caledonian boulders were selected to contrast with and compliment the charred timber features within the design.


The traditional Asian technique Yakisugi used to preserve timber created the dramatic textured black finish to the statement pieces. At the centre of the garden water cascaded into a shallow pebble pool, where the sound could be enjoyed from the terrace. The intention of this was to recreate the experiences from the landscapes of Indochina.


“APL Avenue always featured an incredible collection of Show Gardens, and this year was no exception,” said Bob Sweet, Horticultural Director of BBC Gardeners’ World Live. “The five selected landscapers presented fantastic designs and built to a very high standard.”


The new globetrotting theme is a wonderful way of illustrating to visitors how travel memories can be used to influence the look and feel of their space, offering up an opportunity for unusual and exciting designs that still work in an average urban or suburban back garden.


BBC Gardeners’ World Live took place at the NEC Birmingham between Thursday, June 13th and Sunday, June 16th. For more information:


Saturday, 20 April 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
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Playground Surfaces.

Timotay Playscapes is an award-winning playground surface company that work all over the UK. We are experienced and dedicated about making sure children and all other users are safe at all times with our playground surfaces, using the latest safe materials at all times and ensuring every aspect is done professionally.

We take control of  the entire process from start to finish too for total reassurance and quality control at all times. We take care of everything  you need from start to finish.

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We work closely with local projects, leisure businesses, family attractions and many other commercial businesses to help them to make the most of  visitor experience and ensure safety  for playground users at all times no matter what age or the size of the group.

We were established back in 1985 in rural Northamptonshire, here at Timotay we have developed and moulded ourselves into a strong, capable, professional unit, creating and delivering amazing  outdoor spaces, playgrounds and playground surfaces and making sure we provide safe playground installation at all times.

playground surfacesSafety is  always at the top of our list and we like to make sure we have all angles covered so you can rest knowing we are taking care of everything. We understand  the process can seem daunting and can guide you through our process.  We offer a free consultation too  and we understand you might have some questions and we will gladly answer these to help. We  have  a multitude of  examples on our site and you can see great examples of our work, we are always professional and our staff are all industry experts and fully trained so we know what we do.

We offer the full package when it comes to playground surfaces and can take care of everything from start to install.  We create bespoke designs for any shape and any size too.  See examples in our image gallery of previous work. We have many previous happy customers who all come back for repeat business, a sign we are doing well. Contact us, we  will offer free consultation, then design and a free no obligation quote. From here we can begin planning should you wish to go ahead and then completion. We provide every stage you need.

It is so important now more so then ever to ensure the safety of children of all ages when using an area for play and  recreation be it school or leisure complex, no matter what the activity is. We can provide a detailed  full and clear quotation with a full breakdown of what’s involved at all times too so you always know what is going on.

We offer playground surfaces that will allow freedom to play. Book your free consultation online or phone  us to have a quick chat on your requirements and how we can help your business today.

Sunday, 14 April 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Nursery Playground Design

Here at Timotay we have been designing and building nursery playgrounds for almost 35 years.  We were established way back in 1985.  We have since grown to become one of the UK’s premier nursery playground design companes. We design and create  with the aim of encouraging  children to use their imagination and creativity whilst all the while learning and developing.  We have worked  with all space sizes and shapes and  can offer the complete services from design to build and install. We can even advise on which equipment to use to get the maximum from your new outdoor space and play area.

Nursery Playground DesignNumber one on our priority list is to provide a stimulating environment. All our designs are bespoke and  created with each projects own case in mind. Each project has it’s own requirements and  we always take this in mind. We use our fantastic in-house designers to create visually stunning  areas.  We always work with you and value your input along the way, so you are always in control of the project.

We take care of everything even the surfacing too. We ensure a meticulous service to bring your vision to life.  All our designers are experienced and professional in their approach.  Why not browse our catalogue online

Here at Timotay we like to help nurseries and child minders view their playgrounds differently, helping them to overcome fears and constraints by creating stimulating play areas to help children develop and grow all whilst having fun.  We recognise that a successful nursery playground design  comes from strategic planning and craftmanship. Our professional and enthusiastic team always ensure a first class service from beginning to end.

Read some reviews and testimonials form previous clients and see some amazing examples of our work here. Maybe get some ideas or inspiration or let us create some ideas for you. We offer a free quote service and can help guide you along the way.  We  understand exactly how to create bespoke areas to suit all budget types. No shape or size is too awkward and we always ensure full transparency along the way. Speak to us today about your nursery playground design ideas and see how we can help.

Thursday, 04 April 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
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School playground design

Every school or educational setting is unique no matter what the size, and  also has pupils with specific requirements, so it is crucial that this is understood and reflected within the school playground design and construction process from start to finish. Especially at a young age it’s all about learning.

Timotay Playscapes has worked extensively with schools of all sizes  throughout the UK and globally to create inspirational and bespoke playgrounds and outdoor spaces. Outdoor inclusive play for all children, provides and nurtures an environment where diversity is respected and valued, it enables children of all abilities to play together in amazing settings, and develop relationships on an equal footing in a child centred environment. This is always at the forefront of Timotay Playscapes designs and playspaces on each and every project.

So we make learning fun. So whether it’s a cave, a mound, water play, a trim trail or a forest school… or an area for scientific learning. Timotay Playscapes are here to help with your outdoor playgrounds, play space and school or nursey playground design.

Outdoor space and nursery playground design for children of all ages is essential for learning and development. When designed and constructed in the correct way, if can provide an engaging and challenging environment for the children to explore their physical capabilities, challenge their thinking and problem solving skills, in addition to developing their personal, social and emotional understanding and their development. Plus  it’s all about having fun too.

A Timotay Playscapes nursery playground play space provides practitioners within the setting an opportunity to extend classroom learning to outdoor exploration.  We can even include all the safe play equipment your space could need. This creates a combination of high quality outside provision, with high quality adult interaction to enable children to demonstrate and develop effective characteristics of learning. Helping them grow and learn as they play without even realising.

Contact Timotay Playscapes today for school playground design & wooden playground equipment quotes.