The Countryside and Garden Company was established by Jason Dean in 2005 and firmly remains a family run business based in the heart of rural Lincolnshire. Our team of craftsmen have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to designing and manufacturing innovative natural play areas and bespoke timber products for schools, nurseries, child minders and for the home.
School projects include mud kitchens, storytelling thrones, outdoor classrooms, water walls, play houses and many more.
We also manufacture bespoke Shepherds Huts and pods for the glamping industry as well as phone offices.
Other joinery projects include traditional stables and field shelters for the equestrian market.
Our aim is to bring children and teachers closer to the natural world by designing and building beautifully handcrafted educational and play landscapes. The school grounds should be an extension of the classroom utilising all that the natural environment has to offer, acting as a catalyst for learning and creativity...
Nestling in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Donington On Bain is small village with a typical Victorian built primary school. However, when we were approached by headteacher Louise Anyan to design an outdoor classroom to compliment the existing outdoor provisions, it soon became clear that this is no typical primary […]
Building great play spaces is our speciality, however this one exceeded all expectations! We were tasked with designing a play structure to cover an ugly waste treated plant that sat in the middle of a beautiful location in the heart of this pretty little school. The design was presented to the school and subsequently christened […]
This fantastic little school recently benefited from an overall of its EYFS play area with the addition of a role play house, mud kitchen, storage units, a water wall, climbing tower, mini pirate ship and much needed new artificial grass playground surface with cushioning/fall protection beneath.
"The Countryside and Garden Company created an intriguing, bespoke environment artistically handcrafted from natural materials. The beautifully created play space provides huge potential for learning through imaginative play and interaction with outdoor environments and natural materials. The Countryside and Garden Company designed our equipment in collaboration with our practitioners to achieve what works best for our specified age group and setting. They are passionate about the materials they use considering carefully how children might use them."
Ben Stephenson, Head Teacher, Marton Primary School
Working with The Countryside and Garden Company was a great experience for our children and the professionalism and quality of the work was exceptional. What set this company aside for us as a school, was the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm from the company in working with the children, incorporating their designs and ideas into a workable project.
Nicola Gough, Headteacher
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for our wonderful mud kitchen – it is outstanding. The children (and staff!) feel like Father Christmas has been over the summer holidays as it is such a wonderful present for our school. The children are enjoying using it as an exciting addition to their role play and outdoor play and children of all ages are eager to play there during playtimes and lunchtimes. The expertly crafted and designed kitchen really enhances their experience and enjoyment and will do for years to come."
Kelly Crompton, Head Teacher, Normanby by Spital Primary School
"I am writing on behalf of the Club and the School to thank you for the wonderful job you did creating our outside learning area. It has been wonderful to see the children pick strawberries from the beds you made, plus helping with the weeding to keep the area looking as good as when you made it. The quality of the structures you put together is superb. Apart from the delight this garden has brought, I would like to thank you personally for the way you managed the project. Nothing was too much trouble."
J.D.Trott, Club Secretary - Hemswell Cliff Primary School
"Countryside and Garden Company have worked with our school on a number of outdoor projects including play equipment, surfacing, ground works and fencing. We have valued their service at all stages of the development process which has always been efficient, value for money and of good quality."
Charlie Hebborn, Head Teacher, Scampton C of E Primary School
“Jason Dean from the Countryside and Garden company worked with us over several months to help us not only plan our new outside play and learning area, but also bring those plans to life. Jason made sure the children could view the works in progress, as well as involving the families in creating hand prints in a sensory path. He has created a bespoke all year-round play area for the Preschool that is accessible for all children including wheelchair users. We were overwhelmed with the quality and value for money of the works, as well as Jason’s dedication, eye for detail and enthusiasm. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank-you Jason and keep up the great work”
Liz Dickinson, Sleaford New Life Preschool
"We have worked with Jason previously and have once again been delighted with this most recent project. From start to finish, Jason has been excellent at communicating with us about our requirements and coming back to us with ideas and solutions we may not have considered. He has worked closely to the design brief and has shown a clear understanding of the school’s needs to provide a high-quality finished product which is attractive, practical and meets the needs of children and adults alike. His work on site has been carefully managed with safety in mind whilst keeping any disruption to an absolute minimum. The children and the school are delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend his work!"
Ian Tyas, Head Teacher, Ingham Primary School
Jason has recently completed an outdoor area at our school for children aged 4-7 and he has gone above and beyond what we have asked him to do. We worked together on a plan with him and he has created such an engaging and inspiring environment so quickly for the children to learn from and explore. He thought carefully about the small space we had and designed it so we actually now have more space, even though there is more equipment and furniture now than before. All his work is sturdy, safe and secure and the children absolutely love their new playground. I would highly recommend his work to any primary school looking for a similar experience. Thank you so much Jason!
Anna Shelbourne, EFYS Teacher, Ingham Primary School
The Countryside and Garden Company offer a wide variety of services for schools. We’ve categorised some of our core services below but there really are too many to list, whatever your requirements it’s worth contacting us, we have a wealth of experience and we’re full of great ideas.
mud kitchens • storytelling chairs • storage • seating • construction zones • sand and water play • pirate ships • welly trees • outdoor classrooms • dens • music making equipment • bug hotels • playhouses • raised beds • vegetable growing areas • fencing
Here's some the other products that we manufacture and services that we provide . If you’d like to know more, please contact us
Equestrian - stables • field shelters • mobile cross country jumps • hay barns • tackrooms
Glamping - shepherds huts • glamping pods and shacks • treehouses • mobile glamping trailers
Naked Flame Eco-Tubs and Saunas - suppliers of luxurious wood fired timber hot tubs and saunas
Bespoke/Custom/made to order – Click here to contact us