A child-friendly garden area was needed for these clients, who recently moved to the property. They wanted to create a space for all the family, but did not want to compromise the view onto the garden and mask it with lots of children’s play equipment.
Child-friendly garden area - sketch by Earth Designs

Child-friendly garden – divide and conquer

Katrina visited them and suggested that they divide the garden areas. Making the most of the east-facing garden, a large patio could be positioned near to the house with a large table and chairs.

Separated with a low growing flower bed, a greenhouse would be positioned to satisfy the clients thirst for all things horticulture. As a keen vegetable grower, she was eager to continue to have a go at growing her own, so a raised planter would be positioned in front of the greenhouse, to allow for herbs or vegetable planting at height.

Reaching new heights

Beyond there is a large area where it is possible to have the child-friendly garden area. A trampoline or other play equipment could be positioned on this lawn and be obscured from view from the house. Across the middle section at the rear of the garden, a large patio would stretch across it. This would then be positioned centrally, and a summer house provide the opportunity for the client to work from home as well as giving them storage for the space. The bed to the left hand side allows for lots of planting in a sunny corner.

The right hand side of the garden is going to be a large area of lawn stretching throughout the child-friendly garden area, for play and relaxation.

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A child-friendly garden area was needed for these clients, who recently moved to the property. They wanted to create a space for all the family, but did not want to compromise the view onto the garden and mask it with lots of children’s play equipment.

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