Low Maintenance Urban Family Garden

This garden was designed for a young family with 2 young children. The soil in the site was heavy clay and there was a drainage issue which was addressed with french drains and by putting the planting in raised beds, which double up as seating and also screen off the washline and oil tank. The children’s play area is paved with rubber tiles on a concrete base, which will avoid painful falls and also make the job very easy once they grow up and the paving changes to patio slabs. Future proofing is very important when designing a garden to be used by children, as they grow and eventually won’t use the spaces that were built for them anymore.