When it comes to designing child-friendly gardens there are some important guidelines to keep in mind. There are 10 features that I think are essential in all gardens, especially where children or grandchildren will get to play. Shade, lawn a sandpit and water are just some of these. Continue reading
When I think of my childhood, I don’t visualise toys or things; I see a magical place of beauty and majesty – the garden where I grew up. I see the path winding up to the house and having to push aside the weeping foliage to get past, surrounded by an ever-changing array of flowers and foliage. The air was filled with a kaleidoscope of scents and, while at first it seemed quiet, once I tuned in, there was a cacophony of sounds – all natural sounds from insects such as the bees and crickets to frogs, birds and the wind rustling through the foliage.