Cheryl Corson Design L.L.C.

"These hideway places, whether built or discovered by children, provide an imaginary world that helps bridge between the safety of home and the larger world." 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Nature Play Spaces Pattern Book

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Capitol Tipi

  • Beans quickly covered the six week old tipi

  • The tipi is a nature play element in GSA's new Children's Sensory Garden

  • By fall, flowering beans covered the tipi poles making it a special playhouse (photo: Sandra Axelrod, GSA).

  • The dedicated crew digs in the three saplings which form the tipi supports

  • Each time a bamboo pole is added, the rope winds around the top to secure it

  • The tipi is strong, large, and compliant with playground safety standards and guidelines. Thanks crew!

  • On installation day, the tipi fills in the back corner of the garden and makes a new destination along the path

  • A kid-friendly doorway welcomes visitors and screens the building's harsh architecture

  • The tipi is a new destination along the garden pathways, and encloses the new space

  • Beans quickly covered the six week old tipi

  • The tipi is a nature play element in GSA's new Children's Sensory Garden

  • By fall, flowering beans covered the tipi poles making it a special playhouse (photo: Sandra Axelrod, GSA).

  • The dedicated crew digs in the three saplings which form the tipi supports

  • Each time a bamboo pole is added, the rope winds around the top to secure it

  • The tipi is strong, large, and compliant with playground safety standards and guidelines. Thanks crew!

  • On installation day, the tipi fills in the back corner of the garden and makes a new destination along the path

  • A kid-friendly doorway welcomes visitors and screens the building's harsh architecture

  • The tipi is a new destination along the garden pathways, and encloses the new space

Across from DC's Air & Space Museum on the Mall, the FAA building hosts a new children's sensory garden, developed by the GSA. Cheryl Corson designed a 15 foot tall bean pole tipi for the space in the summer of 2014, and built it with a small dedicated crew. Bamboo was cut from a neighbor's farm, and the three supporting trees were cut from the Corson's Maryland property. After installation, the GSA horticulturist planted beans which quickly grew, providing a fun place for kids to play and look out at the garden, while still being seen from adults looking in.


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