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PlayCore Launches Plant Database to Promote the Design of Landscapes with Play Value

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily plan and create site-appropriate landscaping that extends play value with attributes like sound, shade, scent, loose parts for play, the ability to attract birds and butterflies, or a variety of other characteristics? Now you can!

PlayCore’s Play Value Plant Database is an exciting resource utilizing an easy interface to help users find plants suited to their space and climate. In addition, filter by playful attributes to help create the kind of landscape that research shows, when combined with the built environment, can get children and families to higher use.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Log on to www.playcore.com/plants
  2. Click the database link.
  3. Search the database by plant requirements, attributes, and/or play value.
  4. Add plants to your “Collection” to build your unique landscape.
  5. Download and print your collection.
  6. Share with your client.
The natural world is an incredible wonder that inspires us all. Plants serve a wide variety of functions in play and recreation environments. They can provide imaginative props, engage a child’s senses through texture, color, and fragrance, provide seasonal interest as they change through the seasons, as well as offer shade and shelter. Some plants can serve as screens to hide unsightly views or provide privacy, and as a habitat that provides a home for local fauna. Whether you are working to expand environmental education to develop a child's lifelong connection with the natural world in a green schoolyard, or designing a meaningful outdoor family play and recreational space, we welcome you to explore, discover, and download a personalized plant collection that promotes play through nature.

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