Garden for play
Barnes, London
The garden, for a family with four young children, was designed to provide a safe and stimulating environment for play as well as being visually engaging. It features a decking cycle path that circuits the lawn and provides access to a swimming pool, an under-floor sandpit and a sunken den. The naturalist planting, which virtually conceals the path in summer, consists mainly of feathery grasses and late flowering perennials, preceded by a rich variety of spring bulbs.