Storybook library entrance

Fraser Coast Anglican College Storybook Garden

A magical place to read and learn

School libraries are special places, where children can explore a wide range of knowledge and enter a world full of stories that fire their imagination. To create an enchanting place for fertile young minds to grow, Natureworks was commissioned to build a nature-inspired area inside the library at Fraser Coast Anglican College.

To bring nature into the library, Natureworks created a reading area framed by four majestic artificial trees. A beautiful archway supported by oversize story books sets the scene and adds extra visual interest.

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Project scope

Natureworks designed, manufactured and installed the following items:

  • Storybook entry statement: a colourful entry arch lined with giant story books. When entering, visitors see the traditional message “once upon a time” – then when they leave they see “they lived happily ever after”. We all love a happy ending!
  • Artificial trees: four sturdy tree trunks with leafy canopy and realistic bark and branches, creating a designated area for stories and activities.

Design features

  • Natureworks created designs to fit the existing space and structure
  • Installing the massive trees involved fitting them over existing columns and applying over 20 metres of bark texture to disguise the seams!
  • Some of Natureworks’ birds and animals are hiding in the branches

Project details
Client:Fraser Coast Anglican College
Location:Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia
Date:2019
Related products:Artificial trees, Playground theming
Related catalogues:Artificial trees and plants, Playground theming
Similar projects:Hunter Valley Gardens Storybook sculptures, Ipswich Environmental Centre

Encouraging a love of reading (and nature)

By creating a natural environment within an existing building, Natureworks made the library space more enjoyable for children and adults alike.

With our incredible range of animal sculptures, artificial trees and artificial rocks we can create all sorts of themed internal or external spaces.

Please contact Natureworks to discuss custom projects.

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