This design was originally developed by Toni and Robin Christie for a conference titled “Nurture in Nature" and was subsequently gifted to friends Tash and Mark Kibble when they opened their own early learning centre, The Children’s Garden, in Nelson NZ.
At 3m in diameter, The Children’s Garden mat is perfect for protecting your patio or deck and makes for a great travelling or camping companion where additional ground needs to be covered. It's sustainable too – made from recycled plastic - and is easy to clean, easy to carry and easy to store. Wipe or broom the dust and dirt away, or if you need a deeper, more thorough clean, simply hose it down.
To extend the longevity of our mats, we supply complimentary recycled carry bags with a zipper and handle for transportation and safe storage. And our mats are reversible so effectively, two mats for the price of one! We advise that you treat your mat with care and bring it inside when not in use as they are designed for temporary exposure to sun and the outdoor elements.
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Name of Design
the children's garden mat 3.0m
Origin of Design
Origin of Artist
Light green Forest Green
Fabric / Materials
Recycled plastic, comes in a recycled and reusable plastic carry bag
These mats are reversible. Photos show both sides of the same mat. Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs. Designed in Australia, manufactured in China or India. NOTE that sizes are +/- 5% due to weaving techniques in manufacturing and may not to be 100% as stated. If using on a slippery surface, non slip mesh recommended underneath.
All our floor mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled polypropylene. Follow our guide to mat maintenance for cleaning and storage instructions. Our floor mats and playmats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.
Not suitable for children under 3 years
- Family gatherings
- Picnics with friends
- Playgroup outings
- Nature play or bush school gatherings
- Perfect for the beach – sand just washes or shakes off
- Outdoor mat for circle games and storytelling in preschools and childcare
- Area mat for outdoor and indoor activities
- Floor games in schools
- Camping and caravan adventures
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration