Family gardens are about catering for diverse needs that change over time. Like the families they serve, they evolve and change. From places for children to safely learn and discover, retreats for weary parents, space for pets, trampolines, bike storage, kids parties, veg patches and everything in between; family gardens must be Disneyland during the day and relaxing social space at night. Can you tell that I’m a dad?

The key to getting a family garden right is anticipating and designing in change. What serves you well today will be tomorrows skip filler and potential unnecessary cost. With a little design insight you can have a garden that will grow with you, that will be able to adapt and respond to your needs without breaking the bank.

Never base long term design decisions on short term needs.