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Landscape architect for 25+ years, Jill Rice is well-known for her specialist area of design, outdoor educational environments for children, which she delivers through her thriving practice, Get Outside Ltd. Jill  is convinced about the importance of the environment to children’s learning and well-being. 


Working collaboratively with educators and their learning communities, Jill’s aim is always to achieve spaces that reflect their particular aspirations and the unique qualities of their site. Every design is different, but all are as natural as is possible and practical. Most of her work is with established schools and early childhood centres who want to revitalise the environments they provide. To date Jill has worked with over 300 centres and schools throughout NZ in developing stimulating, nature-rich environments to support student learning in the outdoors.