Who We Are

How We Got Started

Urban Green Design was founded through a labour of love by landscape gardener, teacher, and mother of three, Pauline Downie. Pauline is a qualified teacher with more than 20 years’ combined experience in Child Learning, Outdoor Learning and Landscape Design.

Qualified, experienced and passionate:  

  • GTCS Registered
  • HND Garden & Landscape Design
  • Accredited Professional; Learning through Landscapes
  • Child Protection and Prevent Training
  • Disclosure Scotland
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Experienced mother of three amazing children

Our Mission

“My passion for experiential learning started to bloom early in my career when I was working as a teacher. It was through this experience that I really started to understand the importance and the many benefits of play and learning in the great outdoors. Outdoor learning is such a beautiful thing for children to experience. I believe that combining outdoor spaces with experiences of education and enjoyment create a lasting positive  impression on a child, imperative to their future development not only as an adult, but also as a human being.

I felt so strongly about outdoor education that I left my position as a teacher and retrained in landscape design. I then founded Urban Green Design to offer my clients creative and sustainable outdoor design coupled with bespoke training and consultancy for nurseries, schools and other child-care settings, keen to embrace the many benefits of outdoor learning.”

Pauline Downie, Director & CEO