Front gardens are active play spaces

front garden space

front garden with child

A family actively using the front garden rather than allowing it to become yet another space for plants animals and other critters . I asked the owner was there enough space in the back garden for the trampoline and she replied ‘oh yes but we wanted to make use of the back and the front’

Interesting use of the trampoline and granitic sand – not an intended outcome but nonetheless her child was happily under the trampoline for shade whilst using the sand to move his imaginary cars.

To date I have presented three front gardens all designed with a  focus on active usage. And guess what? All three houses are within a stones throw of one another. We are in Northcote Melbourne.

Here are the other two posts

http://gardendesignblog.gardenbeet.com/2011/06/19/front-garden/

http://gardendesignblog.gardenbeet.com/2011/05/14/a-front-garden-full-of-vertical-gardens-recycling-and-community/