The lockdowns of 2020 taught us how important the outdoors are to children’s development, and the storms that followed later in the year brought down a number of trees across the Garden that gave us an opportunity to do something unique. Working with Sam Green, we created the Exploratree from the fallen trees and installed natural play features such as balancing beams, climbing steps and rope banks in the Pinetum, creating a peaceful and safe place for people of all ages to play and test their limits amongst the trees.