When you think of a playground, you probably imagine a large, loud public place – but your own property provides many opportunities for play. A garden may be a place for quiet and contemplation, but it’s also a place for active and imaginative play for everyone. No space is too small to incorporate play elements, whether they are changes in grade (a hill or tunnel), water features (a frog pond, a simple fountain), or built structures (a treehouse, a high-tech pond swing, or a climbing wall).
with Ann Brooke
A tree-house A “cave” Mud Sticks and stones to build things with Logs and trees to climb A rope swing A pond, or at least a puddle under a faucet Things to catch (insects, tadpoles, lizards) A stream to dam (or a hose to make a stream) A fence to climb A camp-fire Any backyard... READ ON