Having a garden for the children to play in is one of my many goals. We have a small communal garden which we share here with our neighbours, however nobody seems to go out there very often so next summer I plan on making the most of the small space.
Grasslands have created an E-book talking about ways in which you can make the most out of your small family garden and I wanted to share it with you all here on my blog. When we move into a house with a garden, I will be using these tips. The E-book has lots of great ideas including how to position your seating, how to plant plants – which ones to choose and which ones to steer clear of. It also includes ideas on how you can involve your children in garden activities:
Give them their own plot – take a trip to your nearest garden centre, choose some seeds and help your child to plant them. They will love watching them grow and helping to water them.
Make a fairy garden – my girls would absolutely love this. You could dig a hole in the ground or create one against a tree, this activity will help with imaginative play and they will love designing their fairy door.
Make a bug box – if your kids are as fascinated with bugs as mine, why not make a bug box or a bug hotel as we like to call them. All you’ll need is an open fronted container or box, some leaves and some twigs. You could also use pine cones or even grass. If you don’t have the materials for this project in your garden why not take them on an adventure, put their wellys on and head out to your nearest woods/park.
Autumn is my absolute favourite season and I can’t wait to go on woodland walks with my girls. Have a look at the FREE E-book below and leave me a comment with some more garden ideas. Join the conversation with the hashtag #FamilyFriendlyGarden
*this is a collaborative post.